1.raw rice-1 cup
2.green gram dhal-1/4 cup
4.ghee or vanaspathy-2 tblsp
5.cashew-3 or 4
6.elaichi-1 powdered or elaichi essence-1 drop
1. combine and boil rice and dhal as usual
2.dissolve jaggery in 1/4 cup water and boil over fire till it becomes very thick add elaichi powder
3.add with rice mixture,if it is still very watery keep on fire for some more time,keep stirring
4.in a pan add ghee ,add cashew ,fry till cashew becomes light brown,add to rice mixture
5.if only essence is available,add it after removing from fire.
6.after removing from fire it may become thick,so remove when it is still bit loose.
7. sweet pongal is ready to be served