Wednesday, August 16

Sakkarai Pongal

Happy Krishna Jayanthi!!!

Sri Krishna Jayanthi - also known as Gokulashtami or Janmashtami, is the birthday of Lord Krishna. In Tamilnadu the houses are decorated with Maavilai and thoranam(leaves from mango and palm trees). Patterns of small feet, drawn with rice flour are made, leading from the house entrance to the puja room, where the idol of Lord Krishna is kept. This symbolises the baby Krishna coming to his devotees' house to bless them and leaving behind his footsteps.Special dishes like murukku, seedai, vella seedai, thengozhal, payasam are all made and offered to the Lord. In the evening, usually a special pooja is done to mark the occasion and people ask one another "krishnar onga veetukku vandacha?" (Has Krishna come to your house?). Kids are also dressed up as Krishna and Radha (young Krishna's lady love at Brindavan).
Source- Chennai online



Ingredients

Raw Rice-1 cup
Moong dal-1tsp
Milk-1 cup
Jaggery grated-2 ½ cups
cashews-10
Raisins-10-15
Ghee-3 tbsp
Elachi powder- 1 tsp

Method

Pressure cook rice and moongdal with milk+water in the ratio of 1:4.
Add ½ cup of water to the jaggery and heat it. When the jagagery melts completely in water , remove from fire, filter it( to remove the dirt from jaggery) and add to the cooked rice. Stir for 3 mins so that the rice and the jaggery blend together.
Heat ghee in a pan and add cashews and raisins to it. Fry till it becomes golden brown and add to the pongal. Finally add elachi powder to it.

15 comments:

Krithika said...

Pongal looks delicious !

LERA said...

Hi Prema, Thanks for dropping by my blog, wishing you too a Happy Krishna Jayanthi ! Pongal looks very appetizing...:)

Prema Sundar said...

Thanks krithika and lera.

sudhav said...

sakkara pongal roomba nandrag irruku prema..happy krishna jayanthi...

Prema Sundar said...

Happy to see that u have added me to ur bloglist.. thanks a lot sudha v

Puspha said...

Pongal is my fav but I'm not good at making a good one. Urs looks so divine.

Menu Today said...

Hi Prema,
Happy Krishna Jayanthi. It looks soo delicious!!!!

Shilpa said...

pongal looks very tempting prema. thanks for sharing.

Priya said...

Happy Krishna Jayanthi, Pongal looks yummy:)

Vineela said...

Hi Prema,
Nice to see Chakkera pongal.I posted about krishnastami too.Nice to see people writing about how they they are celebrating in different regions.
Thanks for sharing.
Vineela

Prema Sundar said...

Thanks pushpa,menu today, vineela, priya,shilpa for visiting me. Iam encouraged by ur visits.

myscrawls said...

Hi Prema,

Your Pongal looks deliciously yummy! I have posted my version of the Sakkarai pongal in my blog.

Do visit my blog when u get time. Would be happy to receive your comments :-)

kaviarasu said...

we tried today .. Pongal is too good

Nasreen Basu said...

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

happu honey said...

delicious ! I will defiantly try it thanks to post such a testy recipe and keep posting such delicious recipes , Regards, sakkarai pongal recipe