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.

Chakkara Pongal is a delicious dish which is liked by the people of every age group. Chakkara Pongal by Padma Rekha is a step by step process which is best to understand for the beginners. Chakkara Pongal is a dish which comes from Andhra Pradesh cuisine and is very much popular throughout the worldwide This recipe is perfect to serve 4 people. You can find this dish at almost every restaurant and you can also prepare this at your home. It is an easy recipe which doesn't take so much time. This amazing and mouthwatering Chakkara Pongal takes few minute for the preparation and 25 minute for cooking. The aroma of this Chakkara Pongal make you more hungry and you couldn't stop yourself from having this. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for any party or special occasion then Chakkara Pongal will be the best option for you. The flavor of Chakkara Pongal is unforgettable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Chakkara Pongal at your weekends and impress your family and friends.

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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