Apr 19, 2013

Oats Sweet Pongal/Oats Sakkari Pongal

Being Sri Rama Navami I thought of posting a festive sweet recipe. So here goes the traditional sweet recipe in a different way. So I replaced the rice with Oats. This can also be had as a snack and is pretty heavy to hold for a couple of hours..

Ingredients :

Oats – 1 cup
Jaggery – 1cup
Water – 3 cups
Cardamom powder – A pinch
Ghee – 1tsp
Raisins – 1tsp
Cashew nuts/Almonds – 1 tsp

Method :

Boil 1.5 cups of water in a bowl. Add a cup of Oats along with a pinch cardamom powder to it. Keep stirring till the oatmeal gets cooked.

Chop the jaggery pieces. Add this in a pan along with ½ cup of water. Dissolve the jaggery and make jaggery syrup out of it. Strain the jaggery syrup to remove any dust or waste particles.

Gradually mix the oats to the jaggery syrup. Let the jaggery and oats blend well for a few mins.

 Meanwhile fry the raisins and the nuts to a golden color in ghee.
Garnish the dish with these nuts.

Serve it immediately.

My Notes :

We can also cook oats in milk for a richer flavour.
Add cardamom powder in the water/milk that is used to cook oats to get a nice aroma of the dish.