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Sakkarai pongal recipe | sweet pongal recipe

Sakkarai Pongal | Sweet Pongal recipe i wanted to post when i made it during pongal(the harvest festival),but couldn’t take pictures on that day. I made this on last friday ,and wanted to share the recipe with you all. Check out my temple style sakkarai Pongal and akkaraivadisal.

Sakkarai pongal recipe

  Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 35 Mins |Serves: 3-4

     Raw rice   3/4 cup
     Moong dal  3 tblsp
     Jaggery  1 cup (reduce to 3/4 th cup acc to the sweetness of the jaggery)
     Cashew nuts  10
     Raisins  few
     Cardamom powder  a pinch
     Ghee  3-4 tblsp
     Milk   1/4 cup  

sakarai pongal

  • Wash the rice and moongdal and pressure cook both of them together.
  • In a kadai,add a tblsp of ghee and fry the cashewnuts and raisins seperately till golden brown.
  • Keep aside.
  • Add jaggery in the kadai and add afew tblsp of water to it.
  • Stir in between till the jaggery melts.
  • filter the impurities.
  • Again heat the jaggery syrup in the kadai for 5 mins.
  • Mash the cooked rice nicely by adding milk to it.
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  • Add the rice mixture to the jaggery syrup.
  • Mix nicely to avoid forming lumps
  • Keep the stove in low flame.
  • Add ghee ,elachi powder to it.
  • Garnish with cashew and raisins and transfer to a serving bowl.


  • Enjoy it hot.
sakkarai pongal

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  1. I love this and the rest of the family doesn't 🙁 So I usually end up having this only when my neighbor or friend shares with me 🙂 this looks very tempting, Jeyashri

  2. Pongal wishes to u and ur family.

    One morething, is it ok to fry moongdal and rice little bit vasanai varum varai, then pressure cook with milk then do the rest. 🙂


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