Quinoa sweet Pongal / Varagu arisi sarkkarai pongal

by - January 13, 2013


Quinoa sarkkarai Pongal / Varagu arisi sarkkarai pongal


         Happy Pongal greetings to you all.  I want to make this pongal bit healthy this time, so I used Quinoa.  This is the 1st time I tried to substibute rice with Quinoa in sweet pongal and I was very curious to see the outcome.  Without any compromization the output was amazing.  Pongal got disappeared within few minutes from the bowl.  Try this recipe it will be a sure win for you.   Let get into the recipe now:

Total time: 30 ~ 35 minutes
Cooking: 30 ~ 35 minutes
No of serving: 4 ( below measurements gives approximately 1 lb/ /500g pongal)
Source:  www.sarasyummybites.com

Ingredients:
1/2 cup quinoa / varagu arasi
1/4 cup moong dhal
3/4 cup ~ 1 cup jaggery as per taste
1 cup milk
1 cup of water + 1/4 cup of water
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
2 tbsp ghee
1 tbsp broken cashews or as needed
1 tsp raisins

Method:

Quinoa sarkkarai Pongal / Varagu arisi sarkkarai pongal


  • Wash moong dhal and quinoa  in a pressure pan.
  • Pour 1 cup of milk and 1 cup of water to the moong dhal quinoa mixture and pressure cook it for 2 whistle in medium heat or you an cook it in open pan till it become soft( same as how we cook rice)
  • Open the pan after pressure drops and mash the mixture with spatula.
 Quinoa sarkkarai Pongal / Varagu arisi sarkkarai pongal

  • In separate pan add jaggery and water to boil to 2 minutes.
  • Remove the jaggery syrup and directly filter the syrup to cooked quinoa mixture.
  • Mix well and cook it on the medium - low heat. Fry cashew and raisin in 2 tbsps ghee.
  • When pongal mixture bubbles up, add Cardamon and fried cashews. Turn of the heat and transfer to serving bowl and serve..
Quinoa sarkkarai Pongal / Varagu arisi sarkkarai pongal


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28 comments

  1. This is amazing! looks so yummy...Maybe i will do the regular chakkara pongal and a little bit of Quinoa Chakkara pongal. Happy Pongal to you!

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  2. Simply Mouthwatering and delicious Pongal for this auspicious festival. Hope to prepare this dish using your method very soo.
    Deepa

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  3. Happy Pongal Saras to u n ur family.Pongal looks extremely delicious..Slurp

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  4. Looks Delicious! Is it quinoa = varagu? I never knew Saras! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. my favourite grain.. nice variation
    http://great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com

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  6. Very healthy and delicious pongal. Happy pongal.

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  7. Lovely clicks. So is the dish so tempting too.

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  8. Today only I know,quinao is called varagarisi.Very healthy as it has lot of fibre.Happy pongal Saras.

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  9. this is such a healthy version...love to try it some day soon.

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  10. Healthy sweet..great job. Happy Pongal

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  11. Simply mouthwatering Pongal. Happy Festival to you.
    Deepa

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  12. wow... Soooo tempting. Happy Pongal :)

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  13. Very delicious looking pongal. Wish I could taste it.

    today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/01/rass-bora-eastern-indian-delicacy.html

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  14. Tempting clicks.Wow , nice idea with quinoa ,can make kids eat.

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  15. Great & gorgeous looking recipe. Have a nice day. Happy Pongal & Sankranti.

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  16. Happy Pongal.Looks very delicious.

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  17. Oh my god, that Pongal looks so ooey-gooey and yummy!!! No wonder it vanished from the table so fast... ;-) Happy Pongal to you and your family!

    Regards,
    manju
    http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com/

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  18. Very healthy and beautiful sweet pongal,beautiful twist to our usual rice pongal.Happy pongal wishes to you too.

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  19. HAppy Pongal Wishes!! Healthy n Yummy Pongal...looks so divine!

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  20. wow very beautiful....well presented n yummy

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  21. A very healthy option and Wish u a Very Happy Pongal!

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  22. first click is gorgeous dear..

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  23. Looks yum and healthy too! Hope you had a lovely pongal! :)

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  24. Looks irresistible! Can't wait to try it.

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