varagu arisi sakkarai pongal

Varagu arisi sakkarai pongal, Millet sakkarai pongal

Varagu arisi sakkarai pongal/ Kodo millet sakkarai pongal prepared with kodo millet, moong dal, jaggery, flavored with cardamom and garnished with ghee fried cashews and raisins is a traditional sweet dish popular in South India and is often prepared during special occasions / festivals like navaratri, pongal, varalakshmi vratham etc.

Traditionally this sweet pongal is prepared with rice which I replaced with varagu arisi/ kodo millet for its health benefits and it tasted super yum. Yes kodo millet is a millet variety which is gluten free, easy to digest, a good source of vitamins rich in anti oxidants and dietary fiber. I had recently posted another recipe with this millet and you can check its recipe here Varagu thayir sadam.

Also I have already posted different types of sweet pongal like below:

So this post is here in blog for upcoming Navratri festival as this can be prepared for evening prasad/ for neivedhyam. If you missed yesterday Navaratri post it is here Green gram sweet sundal. So let’s get to the making!
varagu arisi sakkarai pongal


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Varagu arisi sakkarai pongal, Millet sakkarai pongal
Serves 3
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1. Varagu Arisi / Kodo millet – ½ cup
  2. 2. Moong dal – 4 tbsp
  3. 3. Water – 2 cups
  4. 4. Jaggery powder – 1/3 cup
  5. 5. Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp
  6. 6. Ghee – 3 tbsp
  7. 7. Cashews – 4 to 6 nos.
  8. 8. Dry grapes/ Raisins – 4 to 6 nos.
Note
  1. * 1 cup = 235 ml
Instructions
  1. Wash varagu arisi/ Kodo millet and moong dal. In a cooker add washed varagu arisi / kodo millet, moong dal and 2 cups water. Pressure cook for 4 whistles or till done.
  2. When the pressure has subsided open the lid and mash the millet dal mixture. Now add jaggery powder to the cooked millet dal. Mix well.
  3. Now add cardamom powder and mix well. Let the the mixture boil for a minute till combined.
  4. Now in a small pan add ghee, cashews and dry grapes. Fry until golden brown and put off the flame. Now pour this mixture to the sweet millet/ millet Sakkarai pongal, mix well and serve it!
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How to make Varagu arisi sakkarai pongal with step by step images


  1. Wash varagu arisi/ Kodo millet and moong dal.
  2. In a cooker add washed varagu arisi / kodo millet, moong dal and 2 cups water. Pressure cook for 4 whistles or till done. When the pressure has subsided open the lid and mash the millet dal mixture.
  3. Now add jaggery powder to the cooked millet dal. Mix well. Now add cardamom powder and mix well. Let the the mixture boil for a minute till combined.
  4. Now in a small pan add ghee, cashews and dry grapes. Fry until golden brown and put off the flame. Now pour this raisins and cashews with ghee to the sweet millet/ millet Sakkarai pongal, mix well and serve it!
    varagu arisi sakkarai pongal

 

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