Sigapparisi Karuppatti pongal (Palmyra sugar):
This special combination of Red rice and Karuppatti is delicious and healthy. This rice can be replaced in the place of raw rice while preparing Pongal. It can also be used sufficiently by people who suffer from diabetes. Palmyra Sugar is not a Sugar-free or low-calorie sweetener, it is a Low GI(Glycemic Index) Sweetener.
Palmyra sugar has lots of therapeutic value. It is an essential part of many Ayurvedic medicines. Palm Sugar is good for problems relating to breathe, like asthma, cold, cough, Anemia, Leprosy, typhoid, and high Blood Pressure. It supports the growth of young children, decreases pancreas heat, strengthens heart, bone, and teeth; helps prevent diabetes, arthritis, and respiratory ailments.
Palm Sugar is alkaline and not acidic. Alkaline foods are healthier than acidic food. Unlike white sugar this does not make the children hyperactive nor does it lead to hypoglycemia. Please click the below link to know more about it….
Red rice is used to prepare versatile dishes like Pongal. Puttu, Uppma, Kheer Paniyaram, Dosa, and many more…….
Red rice is a type of unpolished rice that has a higher nutritional value than white rice or polished rice. Cooking time is usually longer than white rice and has a nutty flavor and sweeter taste.
It is rich in fiber content, Vitamin B1 & B2, iron, and calcium. Owing to the high nutritive content and health benefits of red rice, it is highly recommended for heart patients and diabetics. It is also popular among health freaks and fitness enthusiasts as its high fiber content help them gain less weight.
Red rice-1 cup
Karuppatti-3/4 cup grated (Palmyra sugar) http://bestvisionnewstv.blogspot.com/2014/07/blog-post_781.html
Cashew or Badam-1 tbsp broken
Dry grapes-2 tsp
Elaichi powder -1/4 tsp
Grated coconut- 2 tbsp
1.Soak red rice for an hour, Boil 6 cups of water, cook red rice, soft in a pot or cooker for 3 to 4 whistles. Mash when it’s hot to make it softer.
2.Take a pan add 1/2 cup of water and add grated Palmyra sugar(Karuppatti) stir until it melts.
3.When it cools down filter the sugar syrup and boils it with grated coconut, for 3 more minutes.
4.Add this syrup to soft boiled red rice, mix well.
5.Heat another pan with 1 tbsp of ghee, fry cashew and dry grapes to a golden brown.
6.Add this to prepared Pongal then add Elaichi to it mix all together. Add more ghee if you prefer.