Chakkara Pongal | How to make Chakkara Pongal

By Sree Vaishnavi  |  8th May 2018  |  
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About Chakkara Pongal Recipe

This is a sweet dish that is made during most festivals in south india. During sankarathi, it is especially significant as it is made with freshly harvested rice

Chakkara Pongal

Ingredients to make Chakkara Pongal

  • 1/4 cup yellow moong dal split yellow gram
  • 1 cup Raw rice
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 cups grated jaggery
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 3 tbsp chopped cashewnuts kaju
  • 2 tbsp raisins kismis
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder elaichi
  • a few strands of saffron strands kesar, optional
  • 1/4 cup ghee for serving

How to make Chakkara Pongal

  1. Heat a pan, add the dal and dry roast on a medium flame till the raw smell disappears while stirring continuously. Keep aside.
  2. Clean and wash the rice, drain and add the dals, milk and 2½ cups of water, mix well and pressure cook for 5 to 6 whistles or till the rice and dal become soft. Keep aside for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the ghee in a small pan, add the cashewnuts and raisins, sauté on a low flame for a few seconds while stirring continuously.
  5. Combine the jaggery with ¾ cup of water in a deep pan, mix well and simmer till the jaggery melts while stirring continuously.
  6. Add the cooked rice and dal and mix well.
  7. Add the cardamom powder, nutmeg powder, saffron, cashewnuts and raisins and mix well and cook for another minute.
  8. Just before serving add the ghee and serve hot.

My Tip:

Add more ghee it tastes more good

Reviews for Chakkara Pongal (1)

Shelly Sharmaa year ago

Would love to try this.