Sweet Pongal Recipe | Sakkarai Pongal | Chakkara Pongal

Sweet Pongal Recipe | Sakkarai Pongal | Chakkara Pongal

Sweet Pongal Recipe | Sakkarai Pongal | Chakkara Pongal recipe with step-by-step pictures and instructions. Sakkarai Pongal is a delicious sweet from the South made with raw rice, moong dal, jaggery, and ghee. Sweet Pongal is one of the traditional recipes made during the Pongal festival. Generally, it is offered as prasadam in temples for all festivals.

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I make it at least two times a month for breakfast. I already shared how to make sakkarai Pongal in the brass pot. Today I will share one of the quick and easy ways to make it in the pressure cooker. The best recipe for busy and working people. Pongal is just few days ahead and finally I managed to post it before the festival. Sharing this with our gourmet group FoodieMondayBloghop where the theme is #280SakrantiSpecial

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Do try and let me know your feedback. You can also try the below recipes

Millet Sweet Pongal

Thinai Pongal

Quinoa Ven Pongal

Rava Pongal

Paal Pongal 

Broken wheat Pongal

Serves 4

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Sweet Pongal Recipe | Sakkarai Pongal | Chakkara Pongal

Sakkarai Pongal is a delicious sweet from the South made with raw rice, moong dal, jaggery, and ghee.

5 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • Raw rice 1 cup
  • Moong dal 1/4 cup
  • Ghee 3-4 tbsp
  • Cashews 15-18
  • Water 4 cups
  • Powdered or grated Jaggery 1 cup
  • Cardamom powder 1.5 tsp
  • Grated coconut 1/2 cup optional
  • salt a pinch
  • sugar 1 tsp optional

Instructions

  1. Dry roast moong dal in low flame till the aroma comes.
  2. Wash moong dal and rice together and take in a pressure cooker.
  3. Add water, close the pan and allow it to cook for 1 whistle and 10 minutes in low flame or till 3 whistles whichever is earlier.
  4. Once pressure releases open the pan and mash the Pongal.
  5. Add jaggery to it and cook for few mins till jaggery is melted and everything is mixed.
  6. Now add sugar and a pinch of salt to it.
  7. Then add cardamom powder and grated coconut to it.
  8. Heat ghee in pan and roast cashews till golden brown.
  9. Add the cashews to Pongal and give a quick mix and switch off the flame.
  10. Healthy and delicious sweet Pongal is ready.

Notes

If your jaggery is having impurities, filter and add it.

You can add 1/4 cup more jaggery if you prefer is very sweet.

Add raisins along with cashews if you prefer.

Adding sugar and coconut is optional but it makes it more flavorful.

If your pongal is very thick after opening the cooker, you can add 1/2 cup of hot water to adjust the consistency.

Nutrition

Calories

396 cal

Fat

30 g

Carbs

27 g

Protein

7 g
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How to make Sakkarai Pongal with step-by-step pictures and instructions. 

Dry roast moong dal in low flame till the aroma comes.

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Wash moong dal and rice together and take in a pressure cooker.

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Add water, close the pan and allow it to cook for 1 whistle and 10 minutes in low flame or till 3 whistles whichever is earlier.

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Once pressure releases open the pan and mash the Pongal.

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Add jaggery to it and cook for few mins till jaggery is melted and everything is mixed.

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Now add sugar and a pinch of salt to it.

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Then add cardamom powder and grated coconut to it.

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Heat ghee in pan and roast cashews till golden brown.

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Add the cashews to Pongal and give a quick mix and switch off the flame.

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Healthy and delicious sweet Pongal is ready.

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7 thoughts on “Sweet Pongal Recipe | Sakkarai Pongal | Chakkara Pongal”

  • The Sakkarai Pongal looks so delicious! Love the addition of sugar here, I have never added it. I also love how you have added the jaggery directly to the cooked rice and lentils instead of making a syrup. Makes the process so much simpler!
  • Sakkarai Pongal looks absolutely delectable ! I have made this dish at home and everyone loved it to the core. Yours looks so creamy, just perfect for the festive season.
  • Delicious and super tasty with ghee dripping... adding coconut is what I personally like but at home no one likes.. no other words for this delicious lipsmacking pongal
  • Sweet Pongal looks so good and yumm.. never tried it.. this is so easy to make.. thanks for the stepwise pics .. very useful for those who wan to give it a try.

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