Bulgur Wheat Sweet Pongal | How to make Bulgur Wheat Sweet Pongal

By Pavithira Vijay  |  20th Jan 2016  |  
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About Bulgur Wheat Sweet Pongal Recipe

Bulgur Wheat pressure cooked with Yellow Moong dal and then simmered in jaggery syrup with a crunch of dry fruits

Bulgur Wheat Sweet Pongal

Ingredients to make Bulgur Wheat Sweet Pongal

  • 1 1/2 cups Bulgur wheat (Broken wheat / Daliya)
  • 1/2 cup yellow moong dal
  • 2 cups jaggery
  • 2 - 3 tbsp ghee
  • 12 - 15 cashewnuts
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom Powder
  • 4 1/2 - 5 cups water

How to make Bulgur Wheat Sweet Pongal

  1. Roast the cashew nuts for a minute or until cashews turn golden brown.
  2. Then add the raisins and fry until they puff up , keep aside.
  3. Wash the bulgur wheat and moong dal well and pressure cook for 2 - 3 whistles.
  4. Break / crush the jaggery well.
  5. Heat 1/2 cup water in a heavy bottomed vessel and add jaggery in it and let it dissolve.
  6. Allow it to come to a boil and add the cardamom powder and the cooked wheat-dal mixture and mix well.
  7. At this point you can see the rice and jaggery syrup not combined well. Cook for 4 - 5 minutes in medium to low flame.
  8. Add ghee and the dry fruits and and let it cook another for 5 - 6 minutes until the jaggery and rice are well incorporated and the pongal becomes thick.
  9. Turn off stove and drizzle some ghee on top if desired.

My Tip:

You can increase the ghee if you wish to. I wanted to keep the pongal a low calorie version , so used very little ghee than usual. The color of pongal depends on the jaggery u use, old and dark colored jaggery gives a dark brown shade pongal. I used a light colored jaggery. You can also use coconut bits that are fried in ghee and add to the pongal when adding the dry fruits. Here in markets we find this wheat in name of Bulgur wheat, you can also use broken wheat (Daliya) which we get in India.

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