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Delicious and Quick Pongal Delights: Two easy must-try recipes for this festive season



Pongal is a grand celebration that holds a special place in our hearts. It's a traditional harvest festival spanning four joyful days, where we express gratitude to all those responsible for our bountiful harvests. Pongal embraces the joy of donning new dresses, offering prayers to the Gods, indulging in sugarcane delights, spending valuable time with loved ones, and sharing sweets made with love.


Choosing the perfect desserts for Pongal can be overwhelming, but fear not! We are here to make your Pongal delightful and stress-free with two quick must-try recipes. These sweet treats not only tantalise your taste buds but also offer the comforting essence of home, made effortlessly.


Excited to discover these quick Pongal recipes that will sweeten your celebrations? Join us as we guide you through the steps of these quick sweet recipes to add an extra touch of sweetness to your Pongal celebrations.


Sweet Pongal ( Chakkara Pongal, Sakkarai Pongal)

Sweet Pongal, also known as Chakkara Pongal or Sakkarai Pongal, is a delectable South Indian delicacy that takes centre stage during the festive Pongal celebration. This traditional dish combines rice, moong dal, and jaggery, resulting in a creamy and indulgent treat. Now, it’s time to unwrap the quick pongal recipe that will make you say “yummmm”.



Ingredients

1 cup rice

1/2 cup moong dal

1 cup jaggery (grated)

1/4 cup cashews

1/4 cup raisins

4-5 cardamom pods (crushed)

4 cups water

A pinch of salt



Instructions

  1. In a pressure cooker, add the washed rice and moong dal..

  2. In a separate pan, melt jaggery with a little water to get a syrup consistency.

  3. Add the prepared syrup to the cooked rice and dal mixture. Mix well and let it simmer on low heat.

  4. In another small pan, heat Milky Mist Ghee. Fry the cashews and raisins until golden brown, then add them to the Pongal mixture.

  5. Add crushed cardamom pods and a pinch of salt to enhance the flavour.

  6. Stir the mixture well, letting it simmer until everything is well combined and reaches a creamy consistency.

  7. Your quick and easy Sweet Pongal is ready to be served!


Vermicelli Payasam

If you have a sweet tooth, this recipe is a must-try. It's the ideal way to satisfy your cravings and add a touch of indulgence to your meal. Your Pongal feast would not be complete without the incredibly delicious Vermicelli Payasam. Simply follow the instructions below, and you will effortlessly impress your guests in no time.



Ingredients

1 cup vermicelli

1/4 cup sugar (adjust to taste)

2 tablespoons Milky Mist Ghee

1/4 cup mixed nuts (cashews, almonds, and pistachios), chopped

1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder

Raisins for garnish


Instructions

  1. Heat Milky Mist Ghee in a pan, add vermicelli and roast until it turns golden brown. Keep stirring to avoid burning.

  2. Add the mixed nuts and continue to sauté until they are lightly browned.

  3. Pour in the milk and condensed milk. Mix well to combine.

  4. Add sugar and cardamom powder, and continue to simmer the mixture on low heat. Adjust sugar according to your taste preference.

  5. Once the vermicelli is cooked, and the payasam reaches a creamy consistency, remove it from heat.

  6. Garnish with raisins and serve the Vermicelli Payasam warm or chilled.


Give these two quick and easy sweet recipes a shot to delight your family. And remember to make your Pongal celebrations even more special with Milky Mist.

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Wish you a very Happy Pongal from the House of Milky Mist!


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