Chakkara Pongal | How to make Chakkara Pongal

By Padma Rekha  |  13th Nov 2015  |  
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About Chakkara Pongal Recipe

Chakkara pongal is a traditional sweet In South India and also one of the important prasadams (offering) for Lord Venkateswara in Tirupati. Especially in Dhanurmasam [December15th-January 15th), the Sagittarius month in the Hindu calendar] in vishnava temples [lord Vishnu temples] priests perform pooja early morning and offer this Chakkara Pongal to Lord Vishnu. In my home, my grandmother and my mom use to make this prasadam every Friday and offer it to Goddess Lakshmi . We call this sweet dish as deevudi pongal.

The delicious and mouthwatering Chakkara Pongal is enjoyed by all. This dish is often prepared for special occasions including parties or festivals. Chakkara Pongal is a good option when you want to cook something different . It is an amazing dish which is liked by people of all age groups. The flavourful ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Chakkara Pongal. Padma Rekha shared Chakkara Pongal recipe which can serve 4 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you learn how to make the delicious Chakkara Pongal. Try this delicious Chakkara Pongal recipe at home and surprise your family and friends. You can connect with the Padma Rekha of Chakkara Pongal by commenting on the page. In case you have any questions around the ingredients or cooking process. The Chakkara Pongal can also be given a rating. The "What's cooking" feature can be used to share your experience when you make Chakkara Pongal with other users

Chakkara Pongal

Ingredients to make Chakkara Pongal

  • rice- 1 cup
  • moong dal- 1/4 cup
  • jaggery- 3/4 cup
  • cardamom powder- 1/2 tsp
  • milk- 2 cups
  • water- 1 and 1/2 cup + 1/2 cup more
  • ghee- 4 tbsp
  • cashew nuts- 10, broken into pieces
  • raisins- 10

How to make Chakkara Pongal

  1. Mix the rice and dal together and wash it 2 times, then add 1 and 1/2 cup water, 2 cups of milk and cook it till its soft.
  2. Add 1 tbsp ghee to the cooked rice and dal mixture, mash it with a spoon a little and set aside.
  3. Add water to the jaggery and boil it till the raw smell disappears (this is to remove any mud or stones in the jaggery). Strain it well.
  4. Bring back the jaggery syrup to the heat and make a syrup of a single string consistency. Now add the cooked rice and dal mixture to the jaggery syrup and reduce the heat to low. Mix well to combine every thing together.
  5. Heat the remaining ghee in a pan, fry the cashews and raisins, add it to the rice mixture, add cardamom powder and give it a good stir. (If you like a rich taste then add two more tbsp of ghee on top and serve.)
  6. Chakkara pongal is ready to be served.

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