How to prepare Sweet pongal

How to prepare Sweet pongal


Prep Time : 15 mins

Cook Time : 20 mins

Serves:  2-3

Ingredients needed

Raw Rice – 1/2 cup

Moong dal/pasi paruppu – 1/4 cup

Jaggery – 1 cup grated

Cashew nuts -2 tbsp

Raisins -2-3 tbsp

Cardamom – 4 pods or 1/4 tsp powder

Ghee/clarified butter -1/4 cup

Ghee -1/2 tsp (for jaggery syrup)


Dry roast rice and dal separately until it’s hot to touch. It’s not necessary to fry until it changes color.

Pressure cook dal together with about 2 1/2 cups of water. Mash up well and keep it separate.

If using cardamom pods, powder cardamom powder. Keep it separate.


Heat 1/4 cup of water in a pan and add jiggery to it. When it dissolves well, first filter to remove impurities. Boil jiggery water with one tbsp ghee on medium heat. Take a cup of water add a tbsp of jiggery syrup to it. If doesn’t dissolve well then its right stage to add mashed dal and rice

Add mashed rice, dal mixture and cook it for few mins until everything gets well blended and add cardamom powder at this stage.

Fry cashew nuts in one tbsp ghee. Remove it from pan and add rice dal mixture.

Add rest of ghee and fry raisins until it puff up and add rice ball with ghee

Cook for few mins on low heat until it gets blended well. Serve it hot.

Enjoy delicious Sakkarai pongal

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