Saturday, January 5, 2019

Quinoa & Moongdal Sweet Pongal/Quinoa Sakkarai Pongal

One of my favourite Indian festival is obviously deepavali, but i have so many fond memories about Pongal which is also known as Festival of harvest, dedicated to Sun God. Every year, Pongal falls on mid january and this festival is celebrated according to Tamil calender. This festival is celebrated for 4 days, obviously most of the Tamilians make a trip to their native village to enjoy this traditional festival with their family. Though its been many years i have celebrated this Festival of harvest in India, i plan myself to celebrate this festival here in Paris without any fail. Coming to this Quinoa Sweet pongal, this dish is definitely a delicious and ultimate Sweet dish to prepare without any fail for this festival.

Quinoa Pasiparuppu Sakkarai Pongal, Quinoa Moongdal Pongal

I cooked this sweet pongal by combining both quinoa and yellow moongdal which is later cooked completely with sugar and coconut milk. And the aroma of the coconut milk makes this sweet dish more flavourful, delicious and creamy as well. If you dont want to make this sweet dish with coconut milk, you can replace coconut milk with cow's milk. This works awesome as well. Am running this week's blogging marathon with 'Cook for any festival' as theme, after baking two different dishes for this theme, am here today with a fusion sweet dish. Quinoa is very much used in Indian diet as well, hence i prepared this traditional Indian festival sweet with this incredible wholegrains. Make this quinoa and moongdal sweet pongal with coconut milk for this occasion and enjoy.

Quinoa Moongdal Sweet Pongal

3/4cup Quinoa
1/4cup Yellow moongdal
1cup Sugar
1cup Thick Coconut milk
1/4tsp Cardamom powder
3tbsp Ghee
Few cashews
A pinch Edible camphor (pacha karpooram)

Dry roast the foxtail millet,moongdal together. Wash and pressure cook it with 2cups of water upto 4whistles and put off the stove.

Once the steam get released, add the sugar, coconut milk to the cooked quinoa and dal mixture,mash it and cook for few minutes.

Quinoa Sweet Pongal, Quinoa Sakkarai Pongal

Finally add the cardamom powder,edible camphor and put off the stove.

Heat the ghee, fry the cashews until they turns golden brown.

Add immediately to the sweet pongal and give a stir.

Serve warm.

Quinoa Sweet Pongal, Quinoa Moongdal Sakkarai pongal



Varada's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Nice substitution with quinoa. The pongal looks so rich and creamy. This is my favorite pongal. Your post brought back happy memories.

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Pongal with quinoa sounds unique and healthy . What an excellent take on Pongal , I bet it must have tasted awesome .
Happy Pongal wishes in advance !

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

This quinoa pongal looks awesome and I can bet it tastes amazing as well.

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

Sakkarai pongal with quinoa is a great idea. Protein-rich and guilt-free pongal recipe.

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Sakkarai Pongal is my fav festival recipe. This version with quinkqlooks absolutely yum.

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Love this sweet pongal recipe with quinoa. So nutritious and hearty. Will have to try this version some time.

Swati said... Reply To This Comment

Liked this healthy Pongal recipe looks so tempting and delicious!!

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

That's a fantastic substitute Priya, the sakkari pongal has turned out great!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

I make chakkara pongal with quinoa but do not use coconut milk. I love coconut milk flavor and I will try it next time. I also like the necklace in the picture :)

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

This version pongal is great for vegans or people with lactose intolerance.

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

it looks so thick and creamy and I love the option of using quinoa in this version