Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Wishing you all a Happy Pongal & Sankaranthi ! / Kalkandu Pongal / Pongal Special Recipes:

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Kalkandu Pongal / Pongal Special Recipe:

Kalkandu Pongal is a traditional Indian Sweet prepared during  Pongal  festival. The taste and flavor of this sweet dish is very unique.

Kalkandu is the crystallized form of Sugar or Rock Candy. In this recipe, raw rice is cooked well and mixed with ghee, milk & powdered Kalkandu to enhance the sweetness & flavor.


Try this easy recipe to make lipsmacking creamy  Kalkandu  Pongal &  Enjoyy !
Ingredients:


·      Raw rice                                  - ½ cup
·      Moong dal / Paasi paruppu        -  1 tbsp
·      Ghee                                                 -   6 tbsp
·      Kalkandu ( rock sugar/ sugar candy)     - ¾ cup
·      Sugar                                      -   ¾ cup
·      Full cream Milk                        - 1 cup
·      Cashew                                   - 7 to 8
·      Raisins                                    - 10 to 12
·      Cardamom  pwd                      - ¼ tsp
·      Saffron  strands                      - a few
·      Salt                                      - a small pinch

Method:


1.   Roast raw rice and moong dal ( paasi paruppu ) in a tsp of ghee in a fry pan till nice aroma comes.

2.   Add water and 1 tsp of ghee and pressure cook for 4 whishtles in low medium flame. ( it should be cooked very soft )
3.   Mash it by adding milk to it.
4.   Powder Kalkandu ( candy sugar ) and sugar in a mixer & keep ready.

5.   Heat  2 tsp ghee in a fry pan.
6.   Roast cashew and raisins to golden.
7.   Take it aside.
8.   Add the mashed pongal and stir well.
9.   Add the powdered Kalkandu & Sugar. ( a pinch of salt can be added to enhance the sweetness )
10.Mix well.
11.Heat further in low flame adding ghee in between for 4 to 5 mins. ( until it attains thick consistency )
12.Add ghee roasted cashew nuts and raisins.
13.Add cardamom pwd lastly and turn off the flame.

14.Mix the contents well.
15.Lipsmacking  Kalkandu  Pongal  is ready.
16.Serve hot with a dollop of ghee & enjoy..!

You can check other Pongal Festival Special Recipes here..!

48 comments:

  1. It looks nice and comforting.

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  2. Awesome Jay....really yummy...would try this...

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  3. Este postre tiene que estar delicioso, feliz día de Póngal, besos
    Sofía
    Milideasmilproyectos

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  4. I love this I have in my draft too.

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  5. looks delicious and sweet...nice pics...
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  6. YUmmmy pongal, my altme favorite

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  7. The kalkandu pongal looks so heavenly and delicious !

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  8. Delicious. Happy pongal dear

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  9. Pongal wishes to u too... The kalkandu pongal looks so tempting

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  10. super yummy and delicious... .

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    in my blog.

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  11. thanks for your wonderful feedback friends..:)

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  12. so perfect and so tempting!!! am bookmarking it!!!
    Sowmya
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  13. Pongal looks too inviting and delicious Jayanthy.

    today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/01/instant-bread-upma.html

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  14. jay kalakringa.yummy and all time fav.mom making this.

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  15. Delicious love this. Long time since I have had this delicious payasam.
    Happy Pongal to you.

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  16. Delicious pongal and perfect post for upcoming festival .

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  17. wow love the pongal...gr8 recipe

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  18. This recipe is new to me..Looks delicious Jay..happy Pongal to you !

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  19. Beautiful presentation, drooling here..

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  20. Kalkandu pongal super a irukku Jay. Happy Adavance pongal to you.

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  21. very yummy n tempting recipe...

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  22. wish u too a happy pongal dear. and the pongal looks delicious.

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  24. Delicious kalakandu pongal Jay.

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  25. yummy yummy yummy!!! i wish i could get a chance to have food cooked by you..

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  26. Hi Jay, This is such a pretty and sweet dessert. Love the touch of color from saffron.

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  27. aha.... love o love... :) Happy Pongal... and today also I made ur onion uthappam and was thanking u in my heart all the while I was cooking and eating.... :)

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  28. Advance pongal wishes, loved the way of adding moong dhal, very festive treat :-)

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  29. Happy pongal wishes Jay, kalkandu pongal looks fabulous.

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  30. Thanks for your precious time...!
    Your feedback is very valuable to me..
    happy holidays..:)

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  31. love this.could u telll the measurement size of rice cup? pls

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  32. TQ friends for your lovely comments..:)
    @ josh : hope this will be useful..
    1 cup = 250 ml
    1/2 cup = 125 ml
    1/3 cup = 80 ml
    1/4 cup = 60 ml

    1 tbsp = 15 ml
    1/2 tbsp = 7.5 ml
    1 tsp = 5 ml
    1/2 tsp = 2.5 ml

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  33. Yum...yummmmm...yummmmmmmmmy

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  34. Just looks mouthwateringly delicious...happy pongal & sankranthi to you & yours!

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  35. Happy Pongal to you & your family. Pongal looks yummy.

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  36. Looks super good and divine.very well explained...bookmarking it

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  37. these pongal recipe is good and kesar use in these recipe is looks great.
    Kesar

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  38. very useful really good information thanks for posting such a good information it will hepls the people a lot keep it up , Regards,
    chakkara pongal recipe


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