FAVOURITE RECIPE OF THE WEEK

Sarkkarai Pongal | Sweet Pongal

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Sarkkarai Pongal - this is a quick and easy dish for prasadam. And this Sarkkarai Pongal has also been an absolute favourite prasadam for many of us. The taste of this Sarkkarai Pongal, depend on the quality of the jaggery we use. I usually prefer pagu vellam for pongal and payasam dishes. The colour and taste of this jaggery vary from place to place. Some jaggery are dark brown while others are yellow or orange coloured jaggery. In this recipe, I have used the dark brown jaggery and it tastes so good. My husband bought me this dark brown jaggery (Kottayam Vellam) from Nanguneri. Now let's see some important tips for perfect Sarkkarai Pongal.


Potato puttu/podimas

Potato puttu - the perfect side dish for sambar, rasam and rice varieties. This is similar to vazhaikkai puttu recipe and the only difference is the potatoes are gently mashed instead of grating. This potato puttu is very simple to prepare, so flavourful in each and every bite. Everyone has a favourite potato recipes such as potato fries, mashed potatoes and countless recipes are there based on this friendly vegetable. For me and my husband this potato puttu is an all time favourite side dish for lunch. The main thing you have to follow while preparing this puttu the potatoes should not be overcooked or undercooked. If they are perfectly cooked the end result will be fantastic. 




Potato puttu/podimas Recipe

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Potato puttu - the perfect side dish for sambar, rasam and rice varieties.

Prep time : 15 minutes                                            
Cook time : 10 minutes     
Serves : 4
Category : side dish
Author : Muthulakshmi Madhavakrishnan

Ingredients

  • 4 big potatoes
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies
  • 4 tbsp grated coconut
  • few curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp urid dal
  • salt
  • 2 tsp oil

Cooking Directions

1. Take a small pressure cooker and add the washed potatoes. (You can cut them into half). Add 1/2 cup of water.
2. Pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles. Allow the pressure to settle naturally.
3. Now take the potatoes carefully from the pressure cooker and allow them to cool.
4. Gently peel the skin and mash them with some solid pieces. (Do not mash them nicely).
5. Now add the required salt and grated coconuts to this mashed potatoes. Mix them evenly.
6. Heat 2 tsp oil in a kadai and add the mustard and urid dal. Allow them to crackle and add the finely chopped onions, green chillies and curry leaves. Stir and saute it for few minutes.
7. Next, add the potato mixture and give them a quick stir with the onions. Transfer them to the serving bowl. Quick and tasty potato puttu is ready to serve. Serve it with a hot sambar or rasam and enjoy your lunch with your family. 

Potato puttu with step by step photos


1. Take a small pressure cooker and add the washed potatoes. ( You can cut them into half). Add 1/2 cup of water.



2. Pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles. Allow the pressure to settle naturally.Now take the potatoes carefully from the pressure cooker and allow them to cool.



3. Gently peel the skin and mash them with some solid pieces. (Do not mash them nicely).Now add the required salt and grated coconuts to this mashed potatoes. Mix them evenly.




4. Heat 2 tsp oil in a kadai and add the mustard and urid dal. Allow them to crackle and add the finely chopped onions, green chillies and curry leaves. Stir and saute it for few minutes.



5. Next, add the potato mixture and give them a quick stir with the onions. Transfer them to the serving bowl. Quick and tasty potato puttu is ready to serve. Serve it with a hot sambar or rasam and enjoy your lunch with your family. 



Similar recipes 


http://www.virundhombal.com/2017/07/vazhaikkai-raw-bananaplantain.html
http://www.virundhombal.com/2017/12/beetroot-stir-fryputtu.html


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