One of my favourite Indian festival is obviously deepavali, but i have so many fond memories about Pongal which is also known as Festival of harvest, dedicated to Sun God. Every year, Pongal falls on mid january and this festival is celebrated according to Tamil calender. This festival is celebrated for 4 days, obviously most of the Tamilians make a trip to their native village to enjoy this traditional festival with their family. Though its been many years i have celebrated this Festival of harvest in India, i plan myself to celebrate this festival here in Paris without any fail. Coming to this Quinoa Sweet pongal, this dish is definitely a delicious and ultimate Sweet dish to prepare without any fail for this festival.

Quinoa Pasiparuppu Sakkarai Pongal, Quinoa Moongdal Pongal

I cooked this sweet pongal by combining both quinoa and yellow moongdal which is later cooked completely with sugar and coconut milk. And the aroma of the coconut milk makes this sweet dish more flavourful, delicious and creamy as well. If you dont want to make this sweet dish with coconut milk, you can replace coconut milk with cow’s milk. This works awesome as well. Am running this week’s blogging marathon with ‘Cook for any festival’ as theme, after baking two different dishes for this theme, am here today with a fusion sweet dish. Quinoa is very much used in Indian diet as well, hence i prepared this traditional Indian festival sweet with this incredible wholegrains. Make this quinoa and moongdal sweet pongal with coconut milk for this occasion and enjoy.

Quinoa Moongdal Sweet Pongal

3/4cup Quinoa
1/4cup Yellow moongdal
1cup Sugar
1cup Thick Coconut milk
1/4tsp Cardamom powder
3tbsp Ghee
Few cashews
A pinch Edible camphor (pacha karpooram)

Dry roast the foxtail millet,moongdal together. Wash and pressure cook it with 2cups of water upto 4whistles and put off the stove.

Once the steam get released, add the sugar, coconut milk to the cooked quinoa and dal mixture,mash it and cook for few minutes.

Quinoa Sweet Pongal, Quinoa Sakkarai Pongal

Finally add the cardamom powder,edible camphor and put off the stove.

Heat the ghee, fry the cashews until they turns golden brown.

Add immediately to the sweet pongal and give a stir.

Serve warm.

Quinoa Sweet Pongal, Quinoa Moongdal Sakkarai pongal


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