Cherry flavoured Sweet Pongal | How to make Cherry flavoured Sweet Pongal

By Priya Lakshminarayan  |  3rd Feb 2016  |  
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About Cherry flavoured Sweet Pongal Recipe

Pongal is a tradtional South Indian dessert and I just gave it a Valentine twist! It has been infused with cherries to bring out the color and give it a new flavor as well.

Cherry flavoured Sweet Pongal

Ingredients to make Cherry flavoured Sweet Pongal

  • 1 cup rice
  • 1/2 cup moong dal (green gram dal)
  • 2 tbsp ghee/clarified butter
  • 8-10 pitted cherries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 cubes of jaggery/6 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3-4 drops of red color
  • almonds for garnish

How to make Cherry flavoured Sweet Pongal

  1. Chop the pitted cherries.
  2. In a small pan, add these cherries, water and jaggery. Let the jaggery melt while the cherry reduces to a pulp.
  3. Meanwhile boil/cook the rice and moong dal (green gram dal) together.
  4. Once the jaggery is completely dissolved and the syrup has a deep red color to it, take it off the flame.
  5. Pass this syrup through a sieve onto the cooked rice. Give the rice a mix.
  6. Add red color to it.
  7. Now add the clarified butter/ghee to this and mix it all together.
  8. Garnish with some chopped almonds. Serve hot.

Reviews for Cherry flavoured Sweet Pongal (2)

Maithili Thangkhiew3 years ago

The infused cherry flavour is simply incredible.

Sheeba Bedi4 years ago

Wow this is food art priya, simply beautiful :D