Sweet Pongal

Sweet Pongal

Sakkarai Pongal:


  • Raw rice – 1 cup
  • Moong dhal – ½ cup
  • Ghee/ clarified butter – ¼ cup
  • Milk – ¼ cup (optional)
  • Cashews – 5-8 nos
  • Dry grapes – 10 nos
  • Cardamom powder – a generous pinch
  • Pacha karpooram/ edible camphor – a pinch
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Jaggery – ¾ cup
  • Water – as req


  • Wash the rice and dhal thoroughly and pressure cook it along with ¼ cup of milk (optional) and required amount of water for about 3-4 whistles/ boil them finely
  • In a sauce pan melt the jaggery and filter out the impurities and keep aside
  • Mash the cooked rice and dhal mixture and add the melted jaggery with a pinch of salt into the mixture, allow it to cook for a while now add 2-3 tblsp of ghee to the Pongal
  • In a small pan add 1 tblsp of ghee, add some cashews and dry grapes and roast nicely into the ghee and pour the mixture into the Pongal
  • To the final stage add a generous pinch of cardamom powder and edible camphor with rest of the ghee and turn off the flame.
  • Enjoy the lusciousness of our SOUTHERN DELICACY “SWEET PONGAL/ SAKARAI PONGAL”

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