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Moongil Arisi Pongal / Bamboo Rice Pongal

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Few months back we had a wonderful trip to Masinagudi, there came to know about the Bamboo rice, how it’s cultivated, harvested through a security uncle of our resort. Also he guided us where to purchase Bamboo Rice, that was freshly harvested in and around Masinagudi. I totally forgot about this rice, finally while cleaning kitchen, got to see this Bamboo rice and immediately planned to prepare a dish out of this Bamboo rice. It was during Navratri – Saraswathi Puja – so I prepared pongal.

It was yummy and delicious. Let me share the recipe…

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Ingredients:

  • Moongil Arisi / Bamboo Rice – 1 cup
  • Milk – 1 ½ cups
  • Jaggery – 1 cup
  • Grated Coconut – 2 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts – 15 nos
  • Raisins – 10 nos
  • Ghee / Clarified butter – 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – a pinch
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Moongil Arisi Pongal / Bamboo Rice Pongal

Preparation:

  • Soak bamboo rice / moongil arisi in water for 5 to 6 hrs.
  • Prepare Jaggery syrup – Crush the jaggery, take it in a heavy-bottom vessel, pour ½ cup of water, stir until the jaggery dissolves and cook in medium flame, until it comes to a syrup consistency.
  • Pressure-cook moongil arisi/ bamboo rice for 4 whistles, remove the lid when the pressure releases.
  • Meanwhile boil the milk, sprinkle cardamom powder and cook in medium flame until reduces to ½ the quantity.
  • Heat a small pan, add ghee/clarified butter, cashew nuts and raisins, cook until the cashew nuts turn golden brown. Remove from fire.
  • Add the pressure-cooked bamboo rice/moongil arisi to the milk along with the nuts roasted in ghee/clarified butter followed by a pinch of salt.
  • Stir well and cook in medium flame for another few mins or until all the ingredients blend well with the milk.
  • Pour in the jaggery syrup and add the grated coconut, give a mix, cook in low flame for few mins or until it thickens.

Serve hot. This can be served for any occasions, but I prefer it as an offering to God and later served among families.

 

Tamil Sakkarai Pongal / Sweet Pongal – Southern Tamilnadu Special

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This Pongal recipe is completely different from all of my other Pongal recipes, authentic and traditional Pongal from southern most part of Tamil Nadu.

Wish you all a HAPPY PONGAL

Wish you all a HAPPY PONGAL

Recently I heard from one of my friend that, authentic Tamilian Pongal needs just 3 ingredients as base. I asked my mom about that, she and my grand ma was laughing at me, don’t you know that and we cook the same in our home. I was shocked to hear and then asked my mom about the recipe… She told you need only raw rice, jaggery and grated coconut for Pongal. Later temper cashew nuts and raisins in ghee. How will I wait after hearing this, started preparing it.

This Pongal was delicious, usually I use to wonder my mom’s Pongal looks attractive (color) but I miss the color. Finally when I prepared this Pongal I got the color, taste and now happy me. Let us move on to the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Raw rice / Pacharisi – 2 cups
  • Grated coconut – ¾ cup
  • Jaggery – 1 ½ cups
  • Ghee/Clarified butter – 3 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts – 15 nos
  • Raisins – 10 nos
  • Cardamom – a pod

Making of Sakkarai Pongal / Sweet Pongal (English):

Preparation:

  • Usually we use to wash the rice 2 to 3 times. Wash the rice and drain the water for the first time, drain the second time washed water and keep it aside. Continue the same for the next time also.
  • Pour the collected water in a heavy bottomed vessel or pressure-cooker, also pour excess water when as you need for boiling the rice.
  • Add in the raw rice, cover with the lid and let it boil.
  • Meanwhile crush the jaggery into small pieces along with the cardamom pod and keep it aside.
  • When the rice is boiled (mashing consistency), add in the crushed jaggery, and give a stir.
  • Keep on stirring it once in a while, add in the grated coconut and give a stir.
  • Heat ghee/clarified butter in a kadai, add in the cashew nuts and cook until they turn golden brown.
  • Add in the raisins and cook until they turn golden brown.
  • Pour it to the Pongal, give a stir and mix well.
  • Transfer the Pongal to another vessel.

Serve hot.

Note: You can add a pinch of salt, for more taste. I have used the jaggery which doesn’t have sand in it and so I have directly added the jaggery to the Pongal. But it is preferred to use jaggery syrup: Boil a cup of water, add in a cup of crushed jaggery, let it melt, bring it room temperature and drain the residue.

Do check out my other pongal recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/2015/01/14/pongal-recipes-wish-you-all-a-happy-pongal-with-madraasi/

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Mixed Millets Pongal

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It’s time for Pongal celebration, let me share something more along with a Pongal recipe. Pongal, a tamilian festival, celebrated by Tamilians all over the world. I would say it’s a tamilian Thanksgiving Festival. Pongal celebrated for four days, already I have shared about these four days celebration.

Let me share something related with today’s life, and this comes under the first day celebration and so called as “BHOGI”. On this day people discard the old belongings and assemble at dawn to light a bonfire in order to burn the discards. Also on that day the houses are cleaned, painted and decorated to give a festive look.

As of now to today’s lifestyle, we don’t paint the house or light bonfire and burn the discards. But we tend to clean the houses, cleaning the houses doesn’t mean only dusting, it means a lot – the most irritating thing are the cockroaches. Even when you crush them, they come back to you or scroll here and there all over the house. The most important place is the kitchen, where they reside. Not only on Pongal, but I use to clean the whole house or at least kitchen once in every month. As they run here and there all over the kitchen in the nights, nowadays the kitchen needs to be cleaned at least once in a week, as these cockroaches leads to food poisoning and further develops to a flu and then to a disease.

It’s better to spray Lal HIT(the red one), a product from Godrej – to kill the cockroaches, even the hidden ones. Once you are done with regular cleaning of utensils and moping of kitchen, spray the Godrej LAL HIT into sink, under gas cylinder and refrigerator at night. Its unique deep reach nozzle would help you reach every nook and corner of the kitchen. Now, sleep peacefully as it would kill all the cockroaches, even the hidden one.

Stay away from Cockroaches which causes food poisoning and later develops to a disease, which spoils your health, happiness and peace. #SayNoToFoodPoisoning

Now let me move on to the next day – Pongal. People celebrate by preparing Pongal and offer it to Sun God. As of today’s trend I prepared Pongal with few variety of millets along with green gram dal, jaggery, milk and ghee. Let us move on to the recipe…

Wish you all a happy and prosperous Pongal – PONGAL O PONGAL

Mixed Millets Pongal (sweet Pongal)

Ingredients:

  • Millets (varagu, samai, kuthiravalli, thinai) – 1 ½ cups
  • Green gram dal/Moong dal/Paasiparuppu – ¾ cup
  • Jaggery (crushed) – 1 ¼ cups
  • Milk – ½ litre
  • Ghee/Clarified Butter – 4 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts – 15 nos
  • Raisins – 10 nos
  • Grated coconut – ½ cup
  • Salt – ¼ tsp

Preparation:

  • Clean and wash all the millets and green gram dal together, drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Heat 2 tsp of ghee in a pressure-cooker, add in the cleaned millets and dal. Cook for few mins or until a good aroma comes out.
  • Pour in ¼ litre of milk along with ¾ litre of water, sprinkle the salt, let it boil, cover with the lid and pressure-cook for 3 whistles (it should be mashed).
  • Heat a tbsp. of ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel, transfer this pressure-cooked millets to it.
  • Pour in the leftover milk and a cup of water, let it boil for 5 mins (It should come to mashing consistency).
  • Add in the crushed jaggery and continue stirring it in low flame.
  • Meanwhile, heat the leftover ghee in a kadai, cook the cashew nuts and raisins, until it turns golden brown.
  • Add in the grated coconut to the millets, and continue stirring and cook for few more mins.
  • Pour in ¾ th portion of the cashew nuts and raisins, to the millets along with the ghee, stir it well in low flame until the ghee gets blend well with the Pongal.
  • Remove from fire and transfer it to another vessel.

Serve hot by topping the leftover fried cashew nuts and raisins.

Do check out my other pongal recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/2015/01/14/pongal-recipes-wish-you-all-a-happy-pongal-with-madraasi/

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