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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Quinoa Recipes: Quinoa Sweet Pongal


Its been a long time since I posted recipes. So I thought let me restart with a sweet. After reading a lot about quinoa recently, I have been trying new recipes with it. Here is the first one using Quinoa. This Pongal is sweet and delicious and below is the recipe. Please post your comments!

Ingredients:Quinoa Sweet Pongal

Quinoa (we bought Quinoa from Sam’s club) 1/2 cup
Long grain (raw) rice 1/2 cup
Moong dhal 1 tbsp.
Jaggery 1 cup
Water 2 cups

To garnish:

Cashew 10 – 15 pieces
Raisins 8 10 pieces
Cardamom 1 pod


  1. In a pressure cooker add quinoa, rice, moong dhal and water and allow it to cook for 3 whistles.
  2. Meanwhile add jaggery to warm water and mix well until jaggery is completely dissolved.
  3. After the pressure cooker cools down, open the lid and add the dissolved jaggery water to it and mix well.
  4. Now heat a small pan and add ghee, when the ghee melts, add cashews. As soon as the color of cashews change, add the raisins and cardamom powder, and remove from the stove.
  5. Add the garnish from step 4 to the pongal in the pressure cooker and mix well.
  6. Serve hot. Enjoy the sweet pongal.


Sending this recipe to  Tangy Minds, Anus healthy kitchen and Cooks' Joy


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