Monday, January 17, 2011

Sakkarai Pongal / Sweet Pongal

I made Sakkarai Pongal in a traditional stove top method for Pongal. We loved it. The pongal has a light color due to the addition of milk in the pongal.

Raw rice: 1 cup
Moong dhal - 1/2 cup
Jaggery - 1 1/2 cups - tightly packed
Milk - 3 cups
Water - 3 cups + 3/4 cup
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Cashew - 5 or 6

Wash rice and dhal and soak in water for 30 mins. In a heavy bottomed vessel, heat 3 cups of milk with 3 cups of water and add the rice-dhal mixture.
Let it boil in medium flame until it is cooked and the rice looses its texture. Remove from heat. Meanwhile dissolve jaggery in 3/4 cups of water and filter if there are impurities. Heat this jaggery water in medium heat until it reaches a one-string consistency (when checked between thumb and forefinger a single thread is formed). Add the jaggery syrup to the cooked rice-dhal mixture and mix with a wooden spoon. Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a small kadai, fry the cashews and add to the pongal. Adding ghee to the pongal at the end gives a nice aroma without needing to add too much of ghee to the sweet dishes. Serve hot.

I am sending this to Pongal Feast Event by Kurinji Kathambam.

I am also sending this to 'Delicious Desserts' event by 'What's Cooking Today!!'


  1. Pongal looks delicious. Happy Pongal.

  2. This must be delicious... cooking in stove top must have made all the difference.

  3. Enjoyed browsing thro' ur space and glad to follow u :):) Loved ur beautiful and tasty recipes.


  4. do participate in the event.

  5. Wow that looks creamy :)
    Happy pongal :)

  6. Sakkari pongal looks super delicious..

  7. Yummm...I love the texture of the pongal!

  8. Wow so delicious pongal! yummy!

  9. yummy looking pongal ...done to perfection..

  10. delicious one of our favourite sweet dishes

  11. Wow, that looks simply mouth watering..

    US Masala

  12. thanks for the entry dear!!

    all the best!


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