The Sun is all set to change His track and move northwards,transiting from the zodiac sign sagittarius ( Dhanur Rasi) to zodiac sign capricon ( Makara rasi). The dark cold wintry days are coming to a close. Bright and warmer days are in the offing. It is time to celebrate a colourful and bountiful harvest festival.
I wish to share a variation of Sakkarai Pongal to celebrate the oncoming harvest festival.
Sugar - 2 cups
Kalkandu ( Crushed rock candy ) - 1 cup
Milk - 1 cup
Ghee - 3 tbsps
Raisins - 1 tbsp
Cashew nuts - 1 tbsp
cardamom powder - 1 pinch Edible camphor ( Pache karpoora ) - 1 pin head
Saffron strands - a few (Soak in a tsp of warm milk)
Saffron food colour - 1/2 pinch ( Dissolve in 1/2 tsp of warer)
3. The cooked rice and dal mixture should be mushy.
4. Heat sugar, rock candy and one cup of water in a heavy bottomed pan.