Friday, August 06, 2010

Aadi Velli Delight – Sweet Pongal / Chakrai Pongal

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Aadi Velli Delight – Sweet Pongal

Hy Friends,

Today is Aadi Velli. An auspicious day to get darshan and offer pooja to Sakthi Goddess. Aadi Festival is celebrated for the birth of the Tamil month Aadi ( July – August ). 


All the Fridays of this month are considered very auspicious.


In this day, we will prepare sweets as offering to the goddess. Special mention to be made of Sweet Pongal / Chakrai Pongal, which is prepared with dhal and jaggery sweet.


 Also, we will make a Thambulam with Betal leaves, turmeric, kumkum, betalnut, flowers and coconut. And offer this to women, who we meet to get their blessings and good wishes...!!! 


Wishing U all a very Happy Aadi Velli Festival...!!!
Here is our festival delight recipe…:)   
Sweet Pongal

Ingredients:

·         Rice                              - 1 cup
·         Moongdal                     - ¼ cup
·         Jaggery                        - 2 ½ cup
·         Milk                              - 1 cup
·         Ghee                            - 4 tbsp
·         Raisins                         - 12
·         Cashew                       - 10
·         Cardamom pwd             - ½  tsp

Method:


1.     Heat ghee in a kadai.
2.     Fry cashew and raisins to golden
3.     Remove and keep aside.
4.     Roast moongdal in a dry pan, till good aroma comes.
5.     Pressure cook rice and moongdal together with 1 cup milk and 2 cups of water.
6.     Smash the contents.
7.     Melt jaggery by boiling it in little water and take thick jaggery water.
8.     Mix this with smashed rice.
9.     Combine well.
10.  Add powdered cardamom, ghee roasted cashew and raisins.
11.  Stir well by adding warm ghee, until everything blends together.


12. Serve hot with crispy Vada.

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Lets meet in next post Friends.., Till then...Bye...!

48 comments:

  1. looks divine jay...delicious..

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  2. Wow Jay, It's looks awesome!

    Happy Aadi Velli ;)

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  3. Happy AAdi Velli to you too. Lakshmi padam looks so divine!!! Yummy Pongal & Vadai

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  4. Sakkari pongal paakave supera iruku... saapita epdi irukum... superb clicks dear...

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  5. Greatly explained Jay..Love the pongal....

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  6. luks delicious and traditonal dish.. beautiful clicks ....

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  7. Love the pongal.. delicious..

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  8. pongal looks delicious n tempting ...beautiful click jay ...happy addi velli to u too dear

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  9. hi jay,

    Pongal is really delicious,very devotional post...all pics are gud!

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  10. Delicious pongal and lovely pics.

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  11. giving me the festive atmosphere here...
    thanks for sharing

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  12. Lovely pongal dish beautifully presented.

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  13. I love chakkar pongal, but never tried at home.

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  14. very delicious chakrai pongal.. love it :)

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  15. delicious pongal..Happy aadi velli!!

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  16. that looks delightful..perfect recipe

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  17. Happy aadi velli....looks so divine....

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  18. Delicious pongal and lovely pics....

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  19. Happy Aadi Velli... Looks great!!!

    I have a give away going on @ desizayeka.. do visit...

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  20. wow .. wonderful celebration ... sweet pongal anytime ...

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  21. மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது...சூப்பர்ப்....

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  22. lovely pictures of the puja thali and diya. love sweet pongal too.

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  23. It looks so delicious! I love learning about your celebrations!

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  24. Lovely celebration and nice post :) pongal looks tempting :)

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  25. Nice pics...once i hd sweet pongal in a temple n i just luved it...thnx for sharing this recipe.

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  26. Delicious Pongal..looks divine...nice post dear.

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  27. mouth watering and lovely sakkarai pongal

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  28. this looks delicious feel like making it now

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  29. that is a beautiful post ! loved the pic with the god and the lamp pic too ! you have captured it well ! i like pongal too :) most of the times I make the spicy version :)

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  30. Thanx for your lovely comments...YOu can always find me @ around your space...:)

    Have a great day..!

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  31. Hi Jay, how are you doin'? Yeah, nowadays kids are so different, everything should be taken care by parents...less independent right..haha? It's okay...things will always be fine when we're right by their side and our guidance is much needed...you take care and have a great weekend Jay!

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  32. Hi Jay, thanks for stopping by my blog...I really liked your paneer challenge and i'll be following it to see what yummy recipes turn up...really liked the idea of a paneer chaat!! :)

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  33. very auspicious day- hubby says- and one of his favourite sweet dishes is waiting to be made! Thanks for your recipe!

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  34. i LOVE chakkarai pongal. this sounds so good!

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  35. love sweet pongal need to make pongal more often just left a message on facebook for you

    Rebecca

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  36. Love ur presentation...simply superb..u always rock dear...

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  37. nice combo pongal and vadai....perfect for the adai velli.

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  38. looks yummy n nice pic jaya...

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  39. Great Weekend to you too , Ummi.

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  40. Dear Friends,
    Thanks a lot of your loving comments...;)
    Have a wonderful funfilled weekend...!!!

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  41. My god!I totally forgot the whole thing.Your chakara pongal looks very delicious.

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  42. Sakkara POngal looks yummy and delicious !

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  43. Love the photo of goddess Lakshmi here.

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