Chakra Pongali - Dal & Rice Pudding

1 cup Rice
¼ cup Moong dal - Pesarapappu
1 cup Sugar
2" Butter stick or Ghee
¼ tsp Elachi powder
2 tsp Grated Coconut: Optional
½ cup Milk or Half-half
Cashew nuts, almonds and raisins

In a small skillet add 2 tsp of ghee and fry cashew nuts and raisins till they are nicely roasted. Remove only the nuts and raisins and in the remaining ghee fry moong dal till it is golden yellow in color.

In a medium sauce pan wash and drain water. Add 3 cups water and cook on low/medium flame mixing well.

When the rice starts to boil add dal to it and mix and cook till it becomes soft. Water can be added as required. Add Grated coconut, milk and elachi powder, butter stick or ghee and cook for a few more minutes. More ghee can be added according to taste.

Garnish with fried nuts, raisins and serve hot.


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Uma. said...

Thank you Suguna.