Sweet Pongal
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Author vahchef Yield No Value
Published Jan 13, 2008 Cooking Time 1 hour
Recipe Type Desserts/Sweets Preparation Time 30 min
Ingredient Rice Standing Time 1 hour
Description: a dessert made of rice
Sakarai Pongal is a sweet and buttery porridge-like dish that is traditionally prepared in South India for the Makar Sankranti. Sweetened rice cooked with mix of sugar/jaggery, coconut pieces or moong daal.

Recipe of Sweet Pongal

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Safron 1 Pinch
Raisins 1 Tablespoons
Cashew,pista,almonds 2 Tablespoons
Milk 3 Cup
Water 4 Cup
Jaggery 1 Cup
Moong Dal 1/2 Cup
Rice 1 Cup
Pepper 1 Pinch
Coconut Pieces


  1. wash and boil rice and moong  dal with 4 cups of water when the rice is almost cooked add milk and cook till rice is mashy add sauted nuts and add jaggery and cook till nice pudding consistency add chopped coconut and saffron
Posted Jan 13, 2008

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Feb 7, 2014
I really love ur way of cooking and the most important thing that i like in u is the way of tasting it. i do sweet pongal in the same way but no pepper powder and i add lil bit of salt and no one knows that salt is added but it gives more taste to the sweet......thanks for ur wonderful recipes to all the house holds.

Bonnie Jan 21, 2012
Made this for a puja yesterday - had about 50 people coming for the puja so was really nervous that the prasad should come out well and it was PERFECT!! MAde it exactly as the recipe says - but added more jaggery - (1 more cup) Thanks a lot!

Anonymous Apr 23, 2011
Usually the jaggery has to be melted and filtered to remove the dust. Then when it is added to the chakarai pongal I land up adding 2 tbsp of ghee to the pan so that the rice does not become like crystals. Like briyani type single grain of rice. The flavour of chakra pongal remains but the look of it is not good. What is your suggestion to this.

Bimla Jan 12, 2010
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Divya Jun 25, 2009
Pongal looks gr8!!! I m goin to try it out very soon.I just have a qs.....Can we use Basmati rice in all these desert preparations made out of rice?

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