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Sweet Pongal
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Sweet pongal recipe | Chakkara pongal | Sakkarai pongal

Sweet Pongal is a delicious south Indian festival dish prepared with Raw Rice, Jaggery, and Moong Dal Flavoured with ghee and cardamom.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Calories: 262kcal
Author: sharmila kingsly

Standard 1 cup measures 240 ml


  • ½ cup Raw rice
  • 3 tbsp Moong Dal
  • ¾ cup Jaggery heaped
  • Edible Camphor a big mustard size
  • 4 Cashew nuts
  • 5 Raisins
  • 3 cup Water plus added needed water
  • 2 tbsp Ghee


  •  In a pan dry roast the moong dal until a nice aroma comes. Wash the rice well and in a pressure cooker add in the moong dal and raw rice along with 3cups water and pressure cook for about 5 whistles.
  • Wait till the pressure gets released all by itself and then with a ladle mash the cooked rice and moong dal together and set aside.
  • In another vessel add in the grated jaggery and fill it will water such the jaggery immerse and then wait till all the jaggery melts and then filter the jaggery as it may contain impurities and then add it to the mashed rice and moong dal in the pressure cooker.
  •  Mix well and in another pan add in ghee and fry the cashew nuts and raisins add it to the Pongal. Heat the Pongal for another 5 mins on a low flame and mix everything together.
  • Add in the edible camphor and Cardamom powder and mix well.
  • If the Pongal gets dry ,try to add few tbsp. of milk and finally drizzle some ghee over the Pongal and switch off the flame. Serve hot.


  • Tastes best when served hot.
  • The Pongal tends to get thick once it cools down so switch off the flame accordingly if needed add milk so that it doesn’t get very dry.
  • The same Pongal can be prepared in an open pot too instead of the pressure cooker. In that case, more water is required about 3 cups approximately.


Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 35.8g | Protein: 4.9g | Fat: 11.4g | Saturated Fat: 5.9g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 4.2g | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg
Keyword Chakkara pongal, Sakkarai pongal, Sweet pongal
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