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Sep 21, 2011

Navaratri Naivedyam

Sarkarai Pongal


Ingredients
Dessert/Sweet/Naivedyam for festivals
Sarkarai Pongal


  • Raw rice ...................................1 cup
  • Powdered Jaggery......................2cups
  • Coconut pieces..........................2 tbsp
  • Cardamom Powder...................1/4 tsp
  • Cashew nuts .............................2tbsp
  • Ghee.........................................3 tbsp

Method

  • Cook the rice in pressure cooker.
  • Heat a pan add jaggery and little water.
  • When the jaggery is dissolved add the  cooked rice and stir it.
  • Cook in low flame.Pour ghee  and stir it.
  • When it is mixed well, add roasted cashew nuts, coconut pieces and cardamom powder.

Nilakadalai Sundal (Peanuts Sundal)

We make Sundal for Navaratri.
Sundal with peanuts
Nilakadalai Sundal

Nilakadalai (Peanuts)








  • Nilakadalai................................2 cups
  • Grated Coconut........................1/4 cup
  • Mustard Seeds..........................1 tsp
  • Red Chili....................................2
  • Chopped Green Chili...................1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
Method
  • Pressure cook the nilakadalai with salt and enough water; remove the water
  • Heat a pan with oil, add mustard seeds and broken chili; when the mustard crackles, add nilakadalai, coconut and green chili
  • Mix well