Sweet Pongal / Sakkarai Pongal / Chakkarai Pongal

Sweet Pongal / Sakkarai Pongal / Chakkarai Pongal

 

Pongal is one of t most popular four day long harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu. It falls in the mid of January. It is like a Thanksgiving occasion to nature. Sakkarai pongal is a delicacy made from newly harvested rice. It is cooked with jaggery, ghee, cashew nuts and is offered to sun god. Let us move to the recipe…

Sweet Pongal / Sakkarai Pongal / Chakkarai Pongal

Sweet Pongal / Sakkarai Pongal / Chakkarai Pongal

Ingredients:

  • Raw rice – 1 cup
  • Moong dal / Green gram dal – ½ cup
  • Jaggery – ¾ cup (Crushed)
  • Cashew nut – 2 tbsp
  • Raisinis – 2 tsp
  • Cardamom – 4 pods
  • Ghee / Clarified butter – ¼ cup
  • Grated coconut – ¼ cup
  • Milk –1 cup

Preparation:

  • Dry roast rice and moong dal with ghee in a kadai.
  • Pressure cook both rice and greengram dal /moong dal together for about 2 whistles in 1 cup of milk and 1 cup of water.
  • Crush the jaggery to pieces.
  • Open the cooker and put the jaggery to it, stir it for a while, till it gets dissolved in the rice. Put the stove in sim.
  • Fry cashew nuts and raisins in ghee to golden brown colour.
  • Stir in the rice every now and then.
  • Put the grated coconut to the rice and continue stirring till the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour in the roasted cashew nuts and raisins along with the ghee.

Serve hot. This goes out well with breakfast and also can be served as Dessert.

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