Sunday, January 3, 2016

Oats Sweet Pongal / Oats Chakkarai Pongal





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Pongal is always my comfort food but when you feel to have something on the healthier side and if your craving for sweets then this is the right option for you.

Today I felt little adventurous and wanted to try out the oats pongal but from yesterday I was having a sweet craving after a very long time so thought of making it into sweet pongal...

It was totally finished within 20 - 30 mins.  Me and Prashe has this for the lunch and she didn't know that this was made with oats...

So fulfill your sweet cravings with this healthy option and enjoy this anytime if the day...


Ingredients

Quick Cooking Oats 1 cup
Moong dal 4 tbsp
Jaggery 3/4 cup or little more
Cardamom 5 no crushed
Milk 4 tbsp
Water 3 cups
Salt a tiny pinch
Saffron a pinch (optional) 

To Roast

Ghee 3-4 tsp
Cashew nut 10 broken
Raisins 5
Coconut finely chopped 1 tsp (optional)

Method

Powder the jaggery and dissolve it in less than 1/2 cup of water, then filter it and pour it to the sauce pan and bring it to boil. Boil the jaggery syrup until it turns slightly thick and switch off the stove and keep aside. 

Add the Moongdal to a sauce pan with 3 cups of water and cook covered in medium heat till it is tender and cooked but not mushy. Keep aside. 

Mean while, heat 2 tsp ghee in a pan, cashew nut, coconut pieces and fry till golden brown and transfer to a small plate, to the same pan add raisins and fry golden brown and remove from the pan.

In the same pan, add 1 tsp of ghee and roast oats for a minute and add the milk and cooked moongdal with the water to the oats and cook until it gets cooked and reaches a oatmeal consistency.

If you feel it too liquidy then stir in medium high heat for another minute, or If it is dry add couple of tbsp of milk and cook well.  



To the cooked oatmeal add jaggery syrup and cook in medium heat for 3 mins. Then to it add cardamom powder and stir  well. Then switch off the stove and finally add remaining 1 tsp ghee and roasted nuts, raisins & coconut pieces. 

Delicious Oats Sweet Pongal Ready. 
Serve immediately with ghee drizzled on top.

Note:
This pongal tends to tighten so be sure to make it slightly on the runny texture.