Sakkarai Pongal (Sweet Pongal) | How to make Sakkarai Pongal (Sweet Pongal)

By Akum Raj Jamir  |  29th Apr 2017  |  
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About Sakkarai Pongal (Sweet Pongal) Recipe

Sakkarai Pongal (Sweet Pongal) is a sweet festive dish of the South Indians.It is made with rice and moong dal, flavored with cardamoms, dry fruits, and ghee.

Sakkarai Pongal (Sweet Pongal) is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Sakkarai Pongal (Sweet Pongal) has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Akum Raj Jamir is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Sakkarai Pongal (Sweet Pongal) recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Sakkarai Pongal (Sweet Pongal) is 10 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 25 minutes. This is recipe of Sakkarai Pongal (Sweet Pongal) is perfect to serve 3 people. Sakkarai Pongal (Sweet Pongal) is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Sakkarai Pongal (Sweet Pongal). So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Sakkarai Pongal (Sweet Pongal) by commenting on this page below!

Sakkarai Pongal (Sweet Pongal)

Ingredients to make Sakkarai Pongal (Sweet Pongal)

  • rice - ½ cup
  • moong dal - ¼ cup
  • Grated jaggery - 1 cup
  • cashew nuts - 2 tbsp broken 
  • raisins - 2 tbsp
  • cardamom powder - ¼ tsp 2-3 crushed cardamom
  • ghee - 3 tbsp
  • water - 3 Cups

How to make Sakkarai Pongal (Sweet Pongal)

  1. Dry roast the moong dal and rice separately till aromatic but do not brown them. Wash and add them in a pressure cooker. Add water and pressure cook for 8-10 whistles.
  2. Let the pressure release by itself and mash them.
  3. In a sauce pan heat some water. Switch off and add the grated jaggery and let it melt completely. Filter it to remove any impurities.
  4. Once the jaggery is melted switch on the flame and add 2 tbsp of ghee and bring to boil. Add the mash rice and dal to the jaggery. Cook in low-medium heat till it is incorporated nicely.
  5. Add the cardamom powder and mix well and cook for few mins.
  6. Meanwhile, in a pan add the remaining ghee and fry the cashews first till golden and then add the raisins, give a quick stir and take off the heat.
  7. Now add half of the fried cashew nuts and raisins to the Pongal, mix well.
  8. Pour the remaining cashewnuts and raisins on top and serve.

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