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Kalkandu Pongal (Sweet candy Rice)

 Kalkandu pongal

Two weeks before I saw this recipe in Rak's kitchen . This is one of my Favorite Sweet.But I totally forgot about this .During my college days I used to eat this Regularly.This is one of the famous prasadham in Chidambaram Natarajar Temple.I prepared this on new year.My husband & son Enjoyed this.I made small changes to the recipe.I used pinch of orange colour & Pacha karpooram (Borneo-Camphor). I just remove from heat & took these photos,so it looks Watery,once it turns cool,u will get perfect pongal.Here my recipe


Ingredients:


Rice-  1 cup
Moong dal - 1/2cup 
Kalkandu - 1 1/2 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup
Water - 3 cup
Ghee- 5 table spoon
Cardamom - 3
Cashew- 10
Raisins- 20
Pacha karpooram- pinch
Orange colour - pinch 


Preparation method:
 

1. Wash Rice & Moong dal,add water along with it.Pressure cook for 8 whistles.
2. Add milk in rice mixture,mash well.
3. Add 2table spoon ghee in heavy bottom pan,roast cashew & raisins til it turns golden brown.
4. In same pan itself,add mashed rice,pinch of colour,Cardamom & Pacha karpooram,mix well.
5. Now add kalkandu in that.I used diamond kalkandu.so i added as it is.If it is bigger one break into pieces & add.
6. Mix well until it melts.Add remaining ghee while mixing.
7. Serve hot & Enjoy.



Kalkandu pongal

26 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

It's something new to me. It looks very intriguing.

Nandini said...

Whee! Me luvz sweety pongalz! I want it!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

That looks so yummy my friend..i'.m helping myself heree:)

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice colour pongal,looks delicious

prasu said...

wow..lovely pongal dear.....it looks delicious.

Sarah Naveen said...

This is new to me..Sounds great and looks really mouthwatering

Tina said...

Colourful and pretty dish...

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Nice & colorful

kitchen queen said...

Wow! nice and bright and delicious sweet pongal.

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Esai
I am just dying to make this and eat. Long back, I heard about this prashad.
But can you pl tell me what is Kalkandu ? I am looking up the internet to find out ...I guess it is kind of sweetm sugar or Jaggery.
have a nice weekend.

my kitchen said...

Thank you Angie,Nandini & Saraswathi

Thank you sushma,Prasu & Sarah

Thank you Tina,Vanamala & Indhu

Thank you Mr.Ushnish.Kalkandu is a kind of crystal sugar.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks fantastic, feel like grabbing the plate.

Priya said...

Delectable kalkandu pongal..

kothiyavunu said...

Looks awesome..This is something new and sure a must try one :)

Gulmohar said...

That looks irresistible...yummy..

Padma said...

Me too just love this sweet rice. Looks nice in color and yumm.

Rohini said...

Looks absolutely divine...Even my MIL makes it, but I didnt know the recipe..Thanks for sharing it buddy :)

AshKuku said...

Very tempting color & texture..... wanna taste right away.... I can say... BEAUTIFUL.... in all ways....
PERFECT too....


Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thank you for the link love :) Your version looks very nice with the colour and pachai karpooram is a nice addition,just like koil prasadam right :) :)

Malar said...

Hi,This is awesome dear..
Kindly accepy your award from my blog

s said...

looks nice...new to me..

suvaiyaana suvai said...

nice pongal!! Happy Pongal

Sharmilee! :) said...

I absolutely have a sweet tooth and am sure gona luv this!

kitchen queen said...

lovely kalkandu pongalwith a nice colour.

Jaleela said...

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Anonymous said...

very useful really good information thanks for posting such a good information it will hepls the people a lot keep it up , Regards,
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