Kalkandu Pongal-Kalkandu Sadam Recipe

kalkandu pongal, mishri rice, sugar candy rice , sweet pongal
kalkandu pongal | Kalkandu bath

Kalkandu pongal , sweet pongal made using sugar candy or kalkandu as it is called in Tamil is made using sugar candy/rock candy and milk with just flavors of cardamom and some hints of saffron , garnished with ghee fried cashewnuts .One of the many sweet dishes prepared during Pongal festival and also during the month of Aadi as one of the several sweet preparations made every Friday during the month . Kalkandu Pongal is just another variety of a sweet pongal which adds a different taste to the regular pongal , using sugar candy . This makes a very easy one pot or pressure cooker recipe .

Kalkandu Pongal/Kalkandu Sadam 

Both are a little different as kalkandu saadham is a sweetened rice with not mashed up rice, whereas in kalkandu pongal, we mash up rice and add the powdered or liquid sugar candy , taste wise both are very delicious. kalkandu saadham is less sweeter also .

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Kalkandu Pongal Recipe| Sugar Candy Pongal Recipe
Delicious pongal made using sugar candy/rock candy and milk with just flavors of cardamom and some hints of saffron , garnished with ghee fried cashew nuts .One of the many sweet dishes prepared during Pongal festival and also during the month of Aadi as one of the several sweet preparations made every Friday during the month .
kalkandu pongal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
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kalkandu pongal
Instructions
  1. Measure 1 cup rice , wash it well , add to cooker .
  2. add 2 cups milk and one cup water , pressure cook for 2 whistles or till it cooks to soft consistency .
  3. meanwhile melt the sugar candy by adding little water and heating till it is dissolved and appears to thicken, no need for string consistency . Filter the sugar candy syrup .
  4. open the cooker , after it becomes cool , mash the rice inside with a ladle, add it to another pan or continue to cook in the cooker vessel itself,
  5. add the melted sugar candy syrup, add the pinch of cardamom powder .At this stage you can add more thick milk for extra creamy texture .
  6. allow the kalkandu pongal mixture to cook on a medium heat , cover and cook , as it may splash while bubbling .
  7. keep stirring occasionally while the kalkandu pongal is cooking and getting thickened .
  8. add saffron strands for added flavor and aroma,
  9. in a ladle, add some ghee and fry cashewnuts till golden , add this to the now thickened kalkandu pongal ,
  10. The kalkandu pongal is now ready , once the consistency has thickened .
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