Avalakki sihi pongal recipe | Avalakki sihi huggi | How to make avalakki sweet pongal | Beaten rice sweet pongal

By Latha on October 17th, 2018

avalakki sweet pongal recipe

Avalakki sweet pongal or sihi huggi recipe explained with step by step pictures and a video. Avalakki sweet pongal is very easy to prepare and is very tasty. Avalakki sweet pongal or sihi pongal is prepared using beaten rice (medium thick), green gram dal, jaggery, coconut, milk, ghee, cashew and raisins.

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Sweet pongal recipe is almost similar to the regular sweet pongal recipe. Sweet pongal is familiar by name "huggi" or "sihi huggi" in Karnataka. Here I have explained a tasty and simple way to prepare avalakki sweet pongal. If you are looking for more pongal or huggi anna recipes then do check my Karnataka style khara and sweet pongal and navane (siridhanya) pongal recipes.

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Avalakki sihi pongal recipe

Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 20 min
Serves: 4

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1/2 cup green gram dal or hesarubele
  2. 1 cup beaten rice or avalakki (medium thick)
  3. 2 tbsp ghee
  4. 3/4 cup jaggery (adjust as per your taste)
  5. 1/4 cup grated coconut
  6. 1/2 cup milk
  7. 1 tbsp cashews
  8. 1 tbsp raisins
  9. A pinch of salt (optional)
  10. A pinch of cardamom powder
  11. A pinch of dry ginger powder

Instructions for making avalakki sweet pongal:

  1. Slightly roast the moong dal or green gram dal until you get a nice aroma. Do not over roast it, roast only for few minutes.roast moong dal for avalakki sweet pongal or sihi huggi
  2. In a pressure cooker take the roasted dal. Rinse it well.roasted dal for avalakki sweet pongal or sihi huggi
  3. Add in a cup of water and cook by making 2 whistles.cooking dal for avalakki sweet pongal or sihi huggi
  4. Meanwhile take jaggery in a bowl, add in 1/2 cup of hot water and keep it aside. Jaggery will get dissolved and we will be using this jaggery water later.jaggery for avalakki sweet pongal or sihi huggi
  5. Take beaten rice in another bowl, rinse it well and keep it aside. No need to soak since we have used medium thick beaten rice. If you are using thick beaten rice then soak it for 5 minutes and then rinse it.beaten rice for avalakki sweet pongal or sihi huggi
  6. When the pressure subsides, open the lid and make sure that the dal is cooked well.cooked dal for avalakki sweet pongal or sihi huggi
  7. Add in rinsed beaten rice cooked daal and rice mixture. Add in jaggery syrup by filtering it using a strainer.rinsed beaten rice for avalakki sweet pongal or sihi huggi
  8. Add in jaggery water. Filter it using a strainer to remove the impurities.jaggery water for avalakki sweet pongal or sihi huggi
  9. Also add in 1/4 cup of grated coconut. Mix well and keep it for boiling. Optionally you can add a pinch of salt.grated coconut for avalakki sweet pongal or sihi huggi
  10. Add in 1/2 cup of milk and give a quick mix.milk for avalakki sweet pongal or sihi huggi
  11. When it starts boiling add in cardamom powder and dry ginger powder. Also add in required water and adjust the consistency. Please note avalakki pongal will become thick once it is cool. So keep this in mind and adjust the consisency accordingly.cardamom powder for avalakki sweet pongal or sihi huggi
  12. Parallely heat ghee in a small frying pan. Fry cashews and raisins. Pour this to the boiling sweet pongal, give a quick mix and switch off the stove.cashew and raisins for avalakki sweet pongal or sihi huggi

Dear reader, We have a brief Kannada description of this recipe. Click here to read this recipe in Kannada.

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