Vegan Rice and Coconut Sweet Waffles is made from leftover Pongal/sweet rice, coconut milk & flour. An innovative recipe that gives these English waffles a South Indian twist. You can also use leftover rice from dinner last night to make these delicious waffles.
This recipe is the result of my creative imagination! Every year, we South Indians celebrate a festival called Pongal. It marks the harvest season in South India and is one of the most important festival of Tamilians. That day, we prepare 2 types of pongal. One is the sweet one and the other a savory one. Personally, I have always preferred the savory one called Ven Pongal. Have not been a big fan of the sweet one until I started blogging about food. I made my first sweet pongal the first year of my marriage. After that I have always given it a fruity flavor, like Pineapple Sweet Pongal and Cherry flavored Sweet Pongal. The base is always the same – rice, lentils, milk and jaggery.
This year for Pongal, I went back to the original sweet pongal recipe, however, I reserved some of it as I had something on my mind. Ever since I have gotten this waffle maker, I just need an excuse to make waffles in it. Its my current favorite appliance in the kitchen. So the recipe that I created for my breakfast yesterday was Vegan Sweet Pongal Waffles! In a bowl, add the leftover pongal along with ginger powder, nutmeg, cardamon powder, cinnamon powder, milk masala, rice flour, coconut milk and saffron. Mix to a thick batter consistency.
Use your waffle maker to make as many waffles you want! Serve them with fresh fruits, cream or a sauce like this one. I made an instant cherry sauce using 8-10 cherries, 2 tbsp cherry jam and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Put them in a pan (not the vanilla extract at this point) and cook till the cherries mash and come together like a sauce. Take it off the pan and then add the vanilla extract. Pour this sauce over your waffles and enjoy! A simple yet delicious cherry sauce that works great with these waffles. Also, if you don’t have pongal, no worries. You can use leftover rice from yesterday’s dinner and add it to the batter. In that case, you need to add cane sugar/jaggery to give it the sweetness.
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Vegan Sweet Pongal Waffles | Vegan Leftover Rice Sweet Waffles
- 1 cup pongal/regular cooked rice
- 1 cup rice flour
- 1 tsp ginger powder
- 1 tsp nutmeg powder
- 1 tsp cardamon powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 tbsp milk masala
- 2 pinch saffron
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 cup coconut milk
- In a bowl, add the leftover pongal along with ginger powder, nutmeg, cardamon powder, cinnamon powder, milk masala, turmeric powder, rice flour, coconut milk and saffron. Mix to a thick batter consistency. Use your waffle maker to make as many waffles you want! Serve them with fresh fruits, cream or a cherry sauce (Recipe in the post).
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If you too own a waffle maker and love love trying out new recipes, then check out these – Veggie Pizza Waffle with Morning Star and Hummus Flavored Mashed Potato Waffles for Breakfast! Some other interesting breakfast ideas are Rawa Paniyaram in Appe Pan, Vermicelli Oats Idli, Instant Carrot & Oats Dosa/Crepes, Steamed Bajra Muthiya/Dumplings Snack, Mini Veggie Fritters, Cheesy Corn Rawa Pancakes and Roasted Strawberry Coconut Milkshake. This recipe was a leftover special, do you have one? Share it with me.