Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Makara Sankranthi Spread.. Ven Pongal ,Sweet Pongal, Chana Dhal Vada ,Ellu Bella ,Sakkare Acchu, Sugar Cane n Banana's !

 Makara Sankranthi spread ..  Ven Pongal ,Sweet Pongal, Chana Dhal Vada ,Ellu Bella ,Sakkare Acchu, Sugar Cane n Banana's   

Ven Pongal 

  • Raw rice -1 cup                                   
  • Moong dal  -1/2 cup   
  • Water -3 or 3 1/2 cups                            
  • Ghee  -4 tsp                                       
  • Cashew nuts- 8                                   
  • Pepper corns-1 tsp                                  
  • Cumin seeds   -1 tsp                                   
  • Hing/Asafoetida -a pinch
  • Curry leaves  -2 sprigs 
  • Grated coconut-1/4 th cup                             
  • Salt to taste  
Wash Rice n Moong dhal n pressure cook it for 3 whistle n mash a little .   

In a kadai  add ghee , cashewnuts, pepper corns, cumin seeds,hing n  curry leaves, fry for a while n then  add cooked stuffs along with salt n grated coconut n mix well . 

Note : sprinkle little water if its too dry 

 Sweet Pongal 
  •  Raw Rice-1 Cup
  • Yellow Moong Dhal- 1/2 cup 
  • Powdered Jaggery - 2 cups 
  • Milk- 1 cup 
  • Water- 3 cups
  • Cashewnuts- a few
  • Black currant/Raisins-a few 
  • Powdered cardamom - 1/2 tsp 
  • Ghee- 3 tsp 

In a kadai add Moong dhal n dry roast it continously till the raw smell goes n it changes color . 

Soak the roasted moong dhal n rice in water for about 10 minutes and pressure cook it with milk and water for 3 whistles . 

Melt Jaggery with water  n strain it to remove impurities . 

In ghee , fry cashewnuts n Raisins 

In a kadai add the cooked stuffs, melted jaggery , fried cashewnuts , raisins along with little ghee n cardamom powder  .Mix well ! 
Chana Dhal Vad

  • Chana Dhal ..1 cup 
  • Green chilly ...4 
  • Grated Coconut ..1/4 th cup 
  •  Ginger ...1/2 inch piece. 
  • Asafoetida /Hing .. small piece as i use solid hing .
  • Curry leaves ...2 sprig's chopped 
  • Sabbasige soppu/Dill leaves ,chopped ...1/2 cup 
  • Coriander Leaves ,chopped...1/4 th cup 
  • Salt to taste 

Wash n soak chana dhal for about 2 hours ..

 Grind it coarsely with green chilly, grated coconut,hing  n  ginger .Add this ground batter in a bowl with salt n add chopped curry leaves , dill leaves ,coriander leaves n mix well 

Make equal sized balls , Flatten a little .. 

Heat oil in a kadai ... add the Vada's one by one around 4 n deep fry till done . 

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