January 14, 2015

Kalkandu/Sugar Candy Pongal

     Before going to today's recipe, i would like to wish all my friends, co-bloggers, viewers and family on this auspicious "Tamilnadu Thanksgiving day  to Sun god, Farmers and Family"
                                       "இனிய பொங்கல் நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள் "


     If this is Pongal festival, i would like to do a post related to this festival. Any guess ???!!! Yes, you guessed it right, obviously its a Pongal dish using "Sugar Candy or Kalkandu". Since i got a pack full of Sugar candy, i decided to empty it as soon as possible. When i was searching this i got a dish called "Kalkandu Rice". Suddenly flashed an idea and decided to make Kalkandu Pongal instead of Kalkandu rice. Now, its show time for your comments/feedback.

ALL YOU NEED:
Raw Rice 1 cup
Moong Dhall 1/4 cup
Sugar Candy/Kalkandu` 1 cup
Ghee 1/2 cup
Cashews 10 Nos.
Raisins 10 Nos.
Cardamom 2 Nos.
Salt Pinch
Milk 1/2 cup
Water 3 cups


METHOD:
     Soak raw rice and Moong dhall for 30 mins in water. Drain it. Now take pressure cooker, add soaked raw rice and moong dhall. Pour 1/2 cup of milk, 3 cups of water, a tsp of ghee and 1 broken cardamom (u can also add 1/4 tsp of cardamom powder, instead of whole one) Cook it for 4 whistles. Meantime, heat a pan with less than quater cup of water, when it boils, add a cup of sugar candy and cardamom again, and stir it until all the sugar candy melts. Put off the flame. Make sure you do this syrup in medium flame. Once the pressure gets released, mash it well. If you see the full grains, add warm milk to bring it to pongal consistency. Now pour the sugar syrup, keep stir well by adding ghee. Once done, add ghee fried, raisins and cashews. Mix well. All done, its serving time.

Note: If you feel, melting down the sugarcandy it cumbersome process, you can powder the sugar candy and start mixing with the boiled rice mixture.

♬ Sangeetha♡Nambi ♬

2 comments:

Amrita Roy said...

Lovely traditional recipe

sudha rawal said...

Delicious & lovely desert.......perfect for this pongal.
www.tastentips.blogspot.in

January 14, 2015

Kalkandu/Sugar Candy Pongal

     Before going to today's recipe, i would like to wish all my friends, co-bloggers, viewers and family on this auspicious "Tamilnadu Thanksgiving day  to Sun god, Farmers and Family"
                                       "இனிய பொங்கல் நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள் "


     If this is Pongal festival, i would like to do a post related to this festival. Any guess ???!!! Yes, you guessed it right, obviously its a Pongal dish using "Sugar Candy or Kalkandu". Since i got a pack full of Sugar candy, i decided to empty it as soon as possible. When i was searching this i got a dish called "Kalkandu Rice". Suddenly flashed an idea and decided to make Kalkandu Pongal instead of Kalkandu rice. Now, its show time for your comments/feedback.

ALL YOU NEED:
Raw Rice 1 cup
Moong Dhall 1/4 cup
Sugar Candy/Kalkandu` 1 cup
Ghee 1/2 cup
Cashews 10 Nos.
Raisins 10 Nos.
Cardamom 2 Nos.
Salt Pinch
Milk 1/2 cup
Water 3 cups


METHOD:
     Soak raw rice and Moong dhall for 30 mins in water. Drain it. Now take pressure cooker, add soaked raw rice and moong dhall. Pour 1/2 cup of milk, 3 cups of water, a tsp of ghee and 1 broken cardamom (u can also add 1/4 tsp of cardamom powder, instead of whole one) Cook it for 4 whistles. Meantime, heat a pan with less than quater cup of water, when it boils, add a cup of sugar candy and cardamom again, and stir it until all the sugar candy melts. Put off the flame. Make sure you do this syrup in medium flame. Once the pressure gets released, mash it well. If you see the full grains, add warm milk to bring it to pongal consistency. Now pour the sugar syrup, keep stir well by adding ghee. Once done, add ghee fried, raisins and cashews. Mix well. All done, its serving time.

Note: If you feel, melting down the sugarcandy it cumbersome process, you can powder the sugar candy and start mixing with the boiled rice mixture.

♬ Sangeetha♡Nambi ♬

2 comments:

Amrita Roy said...

Lovely traditional recipe

sudha rawal said...

Delicious & lovely desert.......perfect for this pongal.
www.tastentips.blogspot.in