Aval karupatti pongal / Karupatti pongal with aval / Karuppatti pongal / Pongal recipes/ Aval sweet pongal / Sweet pongal / Aval pongal / Recipes with video

Written by: 7aum Suvai
I wish all my readers and blogger friends a very HAPPY PONGAL. I am posting Aval karupatti pongal on the occasion of pongal festival 2018. Aval pongal is prepared with aval / poha and karuppatti / palm jaggery instead of our regular jaggery. Palm jaggery is one of the tastiest and healthy products. In southern part of India it is used in the preparation of sweet dishes. It is used as a substitute for sugar in the preparation of coffee, tea, etc. Palm Jaggery is rich in calcium, iron and other useful vitamins and minerals.
Aval karupatti pongal

Ingredients:
Serves 4 to 5
      • 1 cup – Aval / poha / Flattened rice ( I have used red poha)
      • 1 cup – Palm jaggery / Karupatti / Karuppatti / panai vellam (powdered)
      • 1 1/4 cup – Water (to cook poha)
      • 1/4 cup – Water (to melt jaggery)
      • 1/8 tsp – Cardamom powder
      • 1 small pinch – Pachai karpooram / edible camphor
      • 2 tbsp – Ghee
      • 5 no’s – Cashew nuts (break into pieces)
Aval karupatti pongal
Aval karupatti pongal
Preparation method:
  1. Melt powdered karupatti / palm jaggery thoroughly with a 1/4 of water and set it aside.
  2. Roast cashew nuts in a tbsp of ghee until they are slightly golden brown in color, Set it aside.
  3. Wash the aval / poha thoroughly and squeeze the water out. Heat a pan, add aval / poha and 1 1/4 cup of water, cover with a lid and bring it to boil. Continue to cook until the aval / poha is well cooked.
  4. Now filter the palm jaggery / karuppatti syrup to the cooking aval / poha, continue to cook until the jaggery is well blended with aval.
  5. Add roasted cashew nuts along with ghee, cardamom powder and a small pinch of pachai karpooram / edible camphor, mix well and continue to cook until everything is well blended. Finally add little ghee and give a quick mix, switch off the stove and serve hot.
Aval karupatti pongal
Aval karupatti pongal
Notes:
  • You may always replace karuppatti / palm jaggery with our regular jaggery. You can increase or decrease the quantity of jaggery as per your sweet level.
  • I have used red poha / red aval for preparing this pongal. You may always replace with white poha.
  • Edible Camphor enhances the taste of the dishes. It is used mainly in sweets and desserts. We use it in making Sakkarai Pongal which helps to enhance the aroma and flavor. It should be added only a pinch.
Aval karupatti pongal

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