Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Chekra Pongali


Rice 1 cup
Lentils/Moong Dal/Split yellow moong dal1/4rth cup
Ghee 1/2 cup
Cashew nuts 1/2 cup
Desiccated coconut (chop them into small pieces) 3/4rth cup
Sugar 1 1/2 cup
Camphor/ thinee karpuram pinch
Cardamom powder 1 tspn


Soak the moong dal and rice for 15 minutues.
Next boil 4 cups of water in a heavy bottomed vessel., add 1 tsp of ghee in it.
Add the soaked rice and moong dal in boiling water and cook .
Meanwhile take a 5 inch flat bottom deep side pan, heat ghee , roast the cashew nuts and desiccated coconut pieces. Take the roasted nuts in a separate plate.
Now add sugar in the cooked rice,  stir well till the sugar syrup gets the one thread consistency. In between you need to add ghee  in shifts.
Pour all the leftover ghee in rice and stir well.
Finally add the cardamom powder, camphor, cashew nuts and coconut pieces.

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