January 5, 2018

Pumpkin Honey Pongal

Next few days, its going to be an innovative Pongal shower in my space. I have scheduled to share a few innovative and interesting pongal recipes which got published last year in a leading Tamil Magazine "Aval Kitchen". In that series, my today's recipe is "Pumpkin Honey Pongal" which is prepared using pumpkin and honey. Honey is used as a sweetener instead of Jaggery and sugar. The rice is cooked in a open pot along with a grated pumpkin and finally, honey is added to the rice after it gets cooked. The same recipe can be prepared in a pressure cooker but the quantity of water has to be reduced by 1 cup -1  1/2 cups.

Ingredients :

1/4 Cup Rice 
2 Cups Water 
1/4 Cup Grated Pumpkin 
A pinch of Elachi Powder 
1/2 Cup Honey 
1 Tbsp Ghee 
5 Cashews
5 Almonds 
5 Raisins

Method :

Boil the measured water in a pot or thick bottomed vessel and add rice followed by grated pumpkin.

Cook until the rice gets cooked and turns soft.

Now add the measured honey and mix well.

Meanwhile, heat ghee in a small pan and add cashews followed by raisins, Elachi powder and almonds.

Fry the dry fruits and add it to the pongal.


1 comment:

  1. very nice recipe and very good n tempting photos. Sridhar D.