Sweet pongal recipe

                                                                  SWEET PONGAL RECIPE / SAKKARAI PONGAL RECIPE


  • Raw rice – 1 cup
  • Moong dal – 4 tbsp
  • Grated Jaggery – 1 1/2 cup or more or  as per taste
  • Ghee – 6 or 7 tbsp
  • Cashew and rasins for garnish
  • Coconut milk or milk or water – ½ cup
  • Nutmeg pwdr –a pinch
  • Elaichi pwdr – ¼ tsp
  • Cloves -2
  • Salt a pinch


1  –  Roast the dal and rice separately till it becomes hot in a pressure cooker with 1/2 tsp ghee [it should not change colour].

Wash and pressure cook the rice + dal + salt upto 4-5 whistles till it becomes mushy.

Mix and mash well with a ladle and keep it aside.

Sweet Pongal

Sweet Pongal

2 –  Heat the jaggery with enough water to immerse it.Boil  till the jaggery completely dissolves without any lump. Strain the impurities and keep it aside.

3 –  Heat ½ tsp ghee and roast the cashew till golden colour + fry the raisins till they puff up + the clove .

Sweet Pongal

Sweet Pongal


Add the jaggery syrup to the cooked rice and mix well.

Add ½ cup of  coconut milk or milk or water  + elaichi pwdr + nutmeg pwdr  and mix well.

Cook for 5 minutes by adding the remaining ghee little by little. [or just heat the ghee and add it in the end and mix it well ]

Garnish with the fried cashew +clove and raisins.

Sweet Pongal

Sweet Pongal


  1. The ratio for cooking the rice should be   1 : 5  [rice and water]
  2. Be generous while adding ghee and use a good quality one.
  3. Coconut milk adds more flavour.
  4. The colour of the Pongal depends upon the jaggery.
  5. You can also add a pinch of edible camphor pwdr.
  6. Boil the jaggery till it dissolves ,don’t over cook till sticky consistency it has to be watery.
  7. After cooling pongal thickens,you can add hot ghee + milk and mix well .
  8. Instead of pressure cooker you can use any pan.

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