Sunday, January 13, 2013

Kodo Millet & Rock Candy Sugar Pongal/Varagu Kalkandu Pongal

Kodo millet is well known as varagu arusi in Tamilnadu, this tiny grains are an ancient grains. I can also say that this grain is one among the forgotten grains. Actually i have already tasted this cooked millet at my grandma's home,she usually serve this cooked millet with fingerlicking fish gravy. I still remember the taste but somehow after then i never had a chance to buy or taste this healthy millet.

During my mom's last trip to India, i asked her to bring me a packet of this millet and she got me from the organic shop. Back home, i cleaned it and stored it in an air tightened box. As Pongal is tomorrow, i really wanted to share this healthy sweet pongal i prepared with this incredible tiny millet and rock candy. Rock candy are crystallized form of sugar and well as know as Kalkandu in my mother tongue, try this pongal and am sure you guys will definitely love this healthy and tasty pongal.


1/2cup Kodo millet
3tbsp Yellow moongdal
3cups Milk
1+1/2cups Rock candy sugar
1/2tsp Cardamom powder
Few cashew nuts
Few Raisins
Ghee (as per need)

Take the kodo millet, moongdal in a pressure cooker, wash it.

Add the milk, rock candy sugar to it and pressure cook for 3 whistles.

Once the steam gets released, add the cardamom powder and cook in simmer.

Finally fry the cashew nuts and raisins in enough ghee and add them to the cooked sweet pongal, give a stir.

Serve warm.

Notes:
I used pressure cooker for quick cooking, you can also cook it in a vessel but the cooking time will be bit longer.

You can also powder the rock candy sugar,but i didnt powdered them.

Increase or decrease the amount of the rock candy as per your need.

36 comments:

PriyaVaasu said... Reply To This Comment

Looks Yum Priya, I need to look whether i get them here. Very delicious and healthy!!!

Ramya Krishnamurthy said... Reply To This Comment

yummy and healthy delicious pongal.happy pongal sis.

Anjali said... Reply To This Comment

Wow ! All the pongals you are making are new too me. Looks delicious.

Vidya Chandrahas said... Reply To This Comment

Happy Pongal to you and your family Priya...dish looks very delicious..yumm

faiza kader said... Reply To This Comment

yummy.. pongal. happy pongal

Helen Prabha said... Reply To This Comment

Hmm.....yummy....this recipe is new to me...will try :-)

Finla said... Reply To This Comment

I can see your style of taking pics are changing, looks like you are enjoying your new camera.

Sireesha Puppala said... Reply To This Comment

Miss moms pongal...looks rich priyakka

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy pongal wish u n family a very happy n prosperous pongal!!!

Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

Very different Pongal ,Should certainly try millet.

Sangeetha said... Reply To This Comment

Happy Pongal Wishes Priya! This is such a healthy delight...

♥Aps♥ said... Reply To This Comment

Whats kodo millet priya??
whatever it may be looks yummy!

Priya R said... Reply To This Comment

Innovative, new and surely a wonderful pongal recipe Aks, loving your presentation and clicks looks like the new camera is the reason behind it all. Happy Pongal to you and family.

Jaleela said... Reply To This Comment

Mouthwatering here

Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Looks Yummy..

Saraswathi Tharagaram said... Reply To This Comment

Happy Pongal Priya. Pongal looks really yummy.

Sanoli Ghosh said... Reply To This Comment

your presentation is really inviting dear. Very delicious and toothsome pongal.

PT said... Reply To This Comment

happy pongal priya.. looks like a healthy treat :)

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Happy Pongal to you and your family.
Wonderfully prepared.
Deepa

radha said... Reply To This Comment

Very nice. Will make the normal pongal tomorrow. Will not be this healthy though.

Sowjanya@Ruchikacooks said... Reply To This Comment

Happy pongal Priyakka, I am going make the usual sakkarai pongal. This is healthy!

Laavanya said... Reply To This Comment

I bought and tried varagu arisi for the first time when I went to India over the summer.. loved it.. unfortunately my stock is over.... I too made pongal, sambar saadham with it.
This sweet pongal looks fabulous.

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect festive look,yummy!!
Happy Pongal too!

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divya said... Reply To This Comment

healthy n tempting preparation dear :)

Amina said... Reply To This Comment

looks delicious... Happy Pongal...

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, so many different variations of pongal with innovative ingredients. yummy!

Latha Madhusudhan said... Reply To This Comment

Wow this grain is new but the dish looks yummy.

Swasthi Blank said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for sharing this priya. i remember seeing it in my hometown during my childhood days. must be a healthy one.

Fimère said... Reply To This Comment

je ne connais pas mais ça a l'air délicieux
bonne journée

Biny's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

happy pongal...thx for the yummy recipe

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

Something different..
I never heard about this grains..

Amrita Vishal said... Reply To This Comment

Very attractive recipe..loved it

Janani said... Reply To This Comment

hmmm yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy so good happy pongal dear

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Love the way you try out stuff with different grains, this looks delicious..

ANU said... Reply To This Comment

yummy pongal dear...and nice click...
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Leena said... Reply To This Comment

Happy sankranti priya...pongal looks very delish..