9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Kalkandu Saadam / Kalkandu Pongal

Friday, January 10, 2014

Kalkandu Saadam / Kalkandu Pongal

Festivals are fun and we prepare so many delicious prasadam. Pongal / Sankranti is celebrated in many parts of the country. The God celebrated here is Universal one – The Sun. There are lots of delicious food prepared during this festival. Some we make at home are Sakkarai Pongal, Ven Pongal, Kalkandu Saadam, 7 Kari Kootu, Akkaravadisal, Poli, Mixed rice etc.. This Kalkandu Pongal is a delicious preparation made with rock sugar and tastes so divine.. A delicious and easy sweet preparation which is very festive and mouthwatering.

IngredientsRice - 1/3 cup
P.Parupu - 1/3 cup
Kalkandu / Rock Sugar - 2/3 cup - 3/4 cup
Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tea spoon
Edible Camphor - A pinch
Nutmeg - a few grates
Cashew - 5
Raisins - 5
Ghee - 1 tea spoon + 4 table spoons
Milk - 1/2 liter
Water - 1 1/2 cups
Kesar Color - A pinch (optional)

MethodDry roast the rice and parupu for 2 minutes and wash them and set aside
Heat water in a pan and when it comes to a boil, add the washed rice and parupu
Cook on medium flame (stirring in between) until all the water is absorbed
Now add milk in stages and cook the rice and parupu until it is well done and mashed (stirring more frequently)
In another pan, add a tea spoon of ghee and sauté the cashews and raisins until golden and set aside
Now add 1 table spoon of ghee to the rice and parupu mixture and continue cooking
After a minute or so, add the kalkandu and cook for 2 more minutes (continuously stirring). Add 2 more table spoons of ghee and stir
Add cardamom, edible camphor, nutmeg and kesar color and add one more table spoon of ghee and remove from heat
Serve warm
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  1. Lovely colour!..and I loved it when I had made it last..

  2. Wow.....the pics are seriously tempting. The consistency looks perfect.

  3. mouthwatering pongal :) looks so delicious dear !!

  4. wow..kalkandu ponga looks so divine...the kesari color looks so appealing and very tempting!

  5. Lovely pictures! The pongal looks delicious and that is a cute container.

  6. Lovely color and looks so rich and tempting.

  7. Kalkandu sadam looks so delicious and tempting,makes me drool...

  8. Kalkandu pongal looks creamy & delicious.

  9. This is my favorite! We also call it Akkaravadisal!


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