1 cup of raw rice (washed and drained)
1/4 cup of rock sugar/ kalkandu
10 pcs cashew nuts
10 pcs raisins
3 tbsp of milk
1 tbsp of ghee
1 tsp of salt
2 cups of water
In a pan, heat ghee and roast cashews and raisin until golden, pour water and let it boil. Once water boils add in rice and let it cook until soft.
Now add in salt, kalkandu and milk and let all incorporate well, cook until pongal thickens and water completely evaporates. Let the pongal cool down before serving.
Now our Kalkandu/ Rock Sugar Pongal is ready to be served.
I'm sending this recipe to Priya's Event Navratri 2012