Rice -1 cup.
Milk -1 cup
Moong dal-2 tbsp
Powdered jaggery -2 to 3 cups
Raisins - few
Cardamom -1 tsp powdered
Ghee one third of a cup (to be restricted according to one’s diet consciousness)
Wash the rice in water, drain and keep aside.
Dry fry the dhal till golden brown, wash and add to the rice.
Boil the milk (diluted with two cups of water), when it started boiling add the rice and dhal mixture to it and cook. Cook moong dal and rice, till half done.
Drain the excess water and keep them aside. Now put jaggery into the cooked mixture rice and heat it Then pour about a table spoon of ghee into it and keep stirring till they blend together nicely.
Fry the cashews and raisins in one tablespoon ghee, pour into pongal mixture along with the powdered cardamom.
Remove from heat, add the remaining ghee (or more according to ones taste) when it is still very hot
Aama vadai is a south indian speciality snack that is prepared on every single occasion Ama vadai occupies the foremost position in a menu prepared for any festival. Ama vadai is prepared by frying a flattened ball of ground lentil and spice.Everybody like to eat this vadai as and when they are fried. There are a lot of variations in preparing these vadai. It depends on the proportion of dals used. This is a snack which I always enjoy with tea..Previously In my home I used to grind it in attukal.. Nowadays it is prepared quickly using the mixie/blender.
ThurDal - 1 Cup
Urad dal- 1/2 Cup
Channa Dal - 1Cup
Grated coconut-1/2 cup
Rice- 1 tbsp
Red Chillies – 4 to5
Green chilli -3to4
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
1. Soak the three 'dhals' in water for 1 hour.
2. Grind the dhals in a grinder or mixie. Do not grind fine; let the dough be rough grained
3.Add the curry leavesand grated coconut.
4. Make small balls of the dough and flatten it with a mild press. Pat it either on your oiled palm or a piece of oiled banana leaf to the round thick shape like 'Vadas
5. Heat the oil in a pan and fry both sides until golden brown.
And this is my entry for Festive Food: Makar Sankranti event hosted by Priti.
Iam sending all this entries to Srilekha;s EFM -Savories Event