How to make Sweet Pongal with Rose Chikki -

Traditional sweet Pongal served with caramalised rose discs.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Mummy Ka Magic.

Main Ingredients : Split skinless green gram, Rice (चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Desserts

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Sweet Pongal with Rose Chikki

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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 51-60 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Sweet Pongal with Rose Chikki Recipe

  • Split skinless green gram ½- ¾ cup

  • Rice soaked 1 cup

  • Rose petals fresh 1/4 cup

  • Jaggery (gur) chopped 1/2 cup

  • Milk 3 cups

  • Ghee 1/4 cup

  • saffron strands a pinch

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Nutmeg powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cashewnuts 1/4 cup

  • Raisins 1/4 cup

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) 1/2 cup

  • Rose syrup 1 1/2 tablespoons

Method

Step 1

Dry-roast split green grams in a deep-non-stick pan till light brown. Add soaked rice and mix. Add milk, mix and cook for 15-20 minutes.

Step 2

To make jaggery syrup, heat jaggery in another non-stick pan. Add some water and cook till jaggery melts. Add the syrup to green gram-rice mixture, mix and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step 3

Heat ghee in another non-stick pan.

Step 4

Add saffron, cardamom powder and nutmeg powder to green gram-rice mixture, mix and cook till reduced.

Step 5

Add cashewnuts and raisins to hot ghee and fry till golden. Add it to green gram-rice mixture alongwith ghee and mix well. This is pongal.

Step 6

To prepare rose chikki, heat castor sugar in another non-stick pan and cook till it caramelizes. Add rose petals and rose syrup and swirl to mix.

Step 7

Place a silicon mat on the worktop, pour and spread the caramelized sugar-rose mixture and cool till it semi sets.

Step 8

Cut the spread caramelized sugar-rose mixture into roundels using a medium size cookie cutter and let it fully set.

Step 9

Fill 2 ceramic bowls with some pongal.

Step 10

Remove the chikki roundels and discard the excess. Place each rose chikki disc on top of pongal, covering it and serve immediately.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.