Oats Chakra pongal

Happy Pongal/Sankranthi (as we call it). It is our harvest festival and since rice is the staple food, we make rice pudding on this festival. With a twist to the traditional dish, i made chakra pongal with oats instead and it came out delicious. Here is the simple yet healthy recipe :

All you need is :
Oats             -     1 cup
Moong dal   -     1/3 cup
Jaggery        -     3/4 cup (more or less to your taste)
Water           -     2 cups
Milk             -     1 cup
Cardamom powder -  1/2 tsp
Cashews, raisins, shredded coconut(optional) to garnish.

(1) a. Soak moong dal for atleast an hour. (helps to cook fast).
      b. Optional - clean/rinse your oats and strain.
(2) Boil water in a bowl/saucepan and add soaked moong dal to the boiled water.
(3) Once the dal is half cooked, add rinsed oats and let it cook with open lid. Remove any unwanted foam you get after adding oats. (this will take atleast 10 mins)
(4) Meanwhile boil milk and add boiled milk to step (3).
(5) Add jaggery and cardamom powder as well and let it cook for a few more minutes.
(6) Take a tbsp of ghee in a separate pan and saute cashews, raisins and coconut until golden brown and add it to pongal.
Once the pongal is completely cooked, turn off the flame and serve it warm to God/guests/kids :).

Tip : Adding boiled milk to pongal reduces the spill hassle.