1 cup raw rice
1/2 cup green gram dal
1 cup milk
2 1/2 cups water
3 cups jaggery powdered
4 tbsp ghee
2 tbsp cashew nuts
2 tbsp raisins
5 cardamoms powdered
2 cloves powdered
1 small piece nutmeg grated or powdered
A pinch of saffron

Roast dry the green gram dal for a couple of minutes.
Cook the rice and green gram dal with 2 1/2 cups of water and 1 cup milk in the microwave and set aside.
Dissolve the jaggery in 3/4 cup water and cook on a low heat till the jaggery melts. Strain the jaggery to remove the dirt.
Put the syrup once more on the heat and stir till it becomes slightly sticky.
Add the cooked rice and dal.
Heat the 4 tbsp ghee.
Fry the cashew nuts and raisins and add to the pongal.
Add the powdered cardamoms, cloves nutmeg and saffron. Mix well. Serve hot.
Enjoy your Sweet Pongal.


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