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Sakkarai Pongal Recipe | How to make Sakkarai Pongal at home (Sweet Rice Pongal)

Hi friends, Today's recipe is Sakkarai Pongal Recipe/Chakkara Pongal Recipe. Sakkarai pongal (Sweet rice pongal) is one of the most common and traditional sweet most of us make. For festivals or auspicious occasions, it’s very handy to make sakkara pongal. In Telugu states it is called Chakkara Pongal. Chakkara means sugar or sweet. We make this chakkara pongali with mix of jaggery and sugar. Some people make it only with jaggery. Normally in South Indian it is served as offerings to the deity. This is the easy sakkarai pongal recipe served in temples here. This is the best sakkarai pongal recipe I ever tasted. I learned chakkara pongali recipe from a nearby temple priest's wife. She taught me on how to make sakkarai pongal with the tips and tricks to make it soft and tasty.
Sakkarai Pongal Recipe
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Sakkarai Pongal Recipe

Sakkarai Pongal -- A sweet rice porridge recipe offered to the deity in most of South Indian temples.

  • 1 Cup Rice
  • 1/2 Cup Pesara Pappu/Moong Dal/Split Yellow Green Gram
  • 1 and 1/2 Cup Jaggery/Gud/Bellam
  • 1/4 Tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1 and 1/2 Cup Ghee
  • 1 Tbsp Cashew Nuts
  • 1/2 Tbsp Raisins
  • 1/2 Tbsp Fresh Coconut Pieces/Dry Coconut Pieces
  • 2 and 1/2 cup Water

  • Procedure:
    1. Chop coconut. Heat ghee in a thick bottomed kadai, fry coconut pieces until they become translucent.
    2. Add cashew nuts and fry them till they turn little brown.
    3. Lastly add raisins and fry them they become fluffy. Keep them aside.
    4. In the process do not burn cashews and coconut.
    5. Again heat ghee in the same kadai, fry moong dal/split yellow green gram till changes its colour to light brown.
    6. Add the above fried moong dal to the pressure cooker, add washed rice also to it.
    7. Add water and pressure cook for 3 to 5 whistles.
    8. Once the pressure goes off, Mash it well when it is still hot enough to handle and add half portion of ghee.
    9. Heat a kadai, add jaggery and 1/4 cup of water.
    10. Let it cook well till the jaggery melts completely.
    11. Now strain it to remove any dust in it.
    12. Again pour it into the kadai.
    13. Add the cooked rice and moong dal mixture to the above jaggery syrup.
    14. Let it cook completely in the jaggery syrup.
    15. Lastly add the above fried cashews, raisins and coconut pieces.
    16. Mix it well and allow this cook for 5 minutes, stirring ocassionally.
    17. Serve hot sakkarai pongal recipe at any time during the day.

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