Sunday, September 8, 2013

Kesar Pineapple Sweet Pongal


A traditional South Indian Rice pudding sweet mixed with lentils,sugar etc.
But I gave innovative style by adding the pineapple chunks and saffron,very delicious.Can surely try for a change.


Ingredients :
Sona Masoori- 1 cup     
Moong dal - 1/2 cup
Pineapple Chunks 5 to 6
Saffron strands 4 to 5 (soak them in warm milk for 15 minutes)
Warm Milk - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Dry Coconut powder - 1/2 Cup grated
Ghee- 2 table spoons
Cashews and Raisins- 1 table spoon
Cardamom Powder- 1/4 tsp
Water- 4 cups

Method:
Roast rice & dhal for few minutes and keep aside
In a Pressure Cooker, add rice and dhal with 1:4 water for 3 whistles. Let it cool
Take a Non-stick Pan add ghee, fry the cashews and raisins 
Add coconut powder and  Sugar.
Now add the cooked rice mixture to this.
Make a fine paste of pineapple chunks and add to the rice.
Lastly add cardamom powder,saffron(soaked) and mix well.
Serve hot or cold, when cooled it becomes little thick in texture.


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