Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Kalkandu Pongal / Kalkandu Sadam / கல்கண்டு பொங்கல்

This is a traditional dish prepared during festivals. This is offered as prasadam in temples. The taste and flavour of this pongal is very unique. You can check my Sakkarai Pongal Recipe here

Ingredients :

1. Raw Rice - 1 Cup
2. Milk - 4 Cups
3. Kalkandu (Rock Candy / Crystallized Sugar) - 2 Cups or Adjust to your taste
4. Cardamom - 2 Pods
5. Edible Camphor (Pacha Karpooram) - A Pinch
6. Cashew - 10
7. Raisin - 1 tbs
8. Ghee - 4 tbs 

Procedure :

1. Wash rice. Drain water. Roast with one teaspoonful of ghee for few minutes in medium flame.

2. Transfer rice from pan to a thick bottomed deep vessel.  Add milk. 

3. Cook rice in medium flame. Once cooked, add kalkandu, cardamom and edible camphor.Keep stirring the contents till kalkandu is dissolved completely. 

4. Add ghee and mix the contents well.

5. Garnish with ghee fried cashew and raisin.

6. Serve warm with a dollop of ghee.

This Kalkandu Pongal & Sakkarai Pongal make their way to Pari's First Event & Giveaway.


Priya Suresh said...

Simply love this sadam;yummy..

Shama Nagarajan said...

tempting and delicious

Unknown said...

Very traditional sweet...Its been very long time I have tasted this...flavorful pongal!

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Love this tasty rice ever...

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Very new to me, super delicious pongal.

Today's recipe:

Unknown said...

we love this!!! so yummy and festive!!!!

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divya said...

Wow...looks superb and mouthwatering...

Sravs said...

Very authentic and delicious one !!!!

Anu said...

Simply delicious..yummy

Prathima Rao said...

Nice, creamy, authentic recipe!!!
Prathima Rao
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Saraswathi Ganeshan said...

Traditional pongal.. perfect for neivedhyam!!