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Brown Rice Sweet Pongal

Muthulakshmi Madhavakrishnan
240 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Brown Rice Sweet Pongal RECIPE

Brown rice also called hand pound rice. Brown rice is believed to be more nutritious as compared to white rice as, there are many nutrients in the brown layer that normally get taken off in the polishing process. Soaking the rice in water before cooking helps to soften the grains evenly.

Recipe Tags

  • Easy
  • Festive
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Dessert
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1 cup brown rice
  2. 2 cups jaggery ( pagu vellam )
  3. 8 to 10 tbsp ghee
  4. 1 tbsp chopped cashew and badam


  1. Wash and soak the rice with 2 cups of water for 4 hours.
  2. Drain the water and add 3 cups of water and pressure cook for 3 to 5 whistles.
  3. If the rice is not cooked properly again pressure cook for 3 more whistles.
  4. Soak the jaggery in water for 10 minutes and melt it in a low flame.
  5. Then filter the jaggery to a heavy bottomed kadai.
  6. Bring the jaggery syrup to boil again. Meanwhile mash the rice with the back of a ladle.
  7. When the jaggery reaches sticky consistency add the mashed rice and 2 tbsp ghee.
  8. Keep in low flame and stir it continuously add the remaining ghee in between for 30 minutes.
  9. Heat some ghee in a pan and add the cashew and badam. Add it to the pongal.
  10. Yummy and healthy pongal is ready.

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Shiva Pande
Shiva Pande   Nov-29-2016

Must taste so good, will make very soon,,..

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