Nov.1 was our first wedding anniversary!!!!. I have decided few weeks ago, to make sarkkari pongal and distribute it to the devotees visiting meenakshi temple. We went to our friends place for dinner the previous day. Anusha is great cook, she made Idli, Methu vadai, poondu kozhumbu, chicken kurma, chilli chicken and curd rice. So much to eat and chat!!! we had a great time.
Next morning, I started looking for sakkarai pongal recipes in the internet. I had a vague idea how to make pongal and gathered few more info from the website. It tasted very good!!!. We went to the temple, gurukkul did pooja adn neivediyam. My hubby distributed pongal to every one and we had great time on our wedding anniversary!!!!
2 cups jaggery ( smashed into small pieces)
Transfer this mixture to a non- stick pan, add jaggery and little bit of salt. Mix thoroughly, the jaggery will ooze out water into the mixture. Keep stirring in medium heat.Mean while heat ghee in a frying pan, add cashew nut, dry grapes and cardamom. Saute in low heat until the cashew nut changes to light brown. Remove from heat.