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Sakkarai Pongal - Sweet Pongal Recipe

Updated on July 18, 2011

 Sakkarai pongal is a sweet variation of ven pongal. Learn how to make sakkarai pongal/ sweet pongal by following this recipe. Sakkarai pongal is made with rice, moong dal, jaggery and seasoned with cashewnuts, cardamoms and raisins. I have also included sakkarai pongal video at the end of this hub.

Sakkarai pongal
Sakkarai pongal


  • Raw rice - 1 cup
  • Moong dal - 1/4 cup
  • Jaggery ( powdered) - 1 1/4 cup
  • Cashewnuts - 15
  • Ghee - 3 tablespoons
  • Raisins - 12
  • Cardamom powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Water - 6 cups

How to make sakkarai pongal / sweet pongal recipe:

Roast the moong dal on low heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Cook the rice, dal with water and pinch of oil in the pressure cooker for upto 5 whistles. Keep aside for later use. Take another pan and dissolve jaggery with 3/4 cup of water, cardamom powder and mix with the cooked rice. Keep the stove on low heat for 7 to 10 minutes and stir well. Garnish with roasted cashewnuts, and raisins. Sakkarai pongal / sweet pongal is ready to serve.

Sakkarai pongal recipe


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      Susan 5 years ago from India

      This looks yummy. Can`t wait to try them. Thanks for sharing it.

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      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 8 years ago from Tumkur

      It is really a sweet, lovablwe dish. I have tasted it many a time.Eventhough people in other parts of South india prepare it, That from Tamilnadu peoplehas a different taste.That too, Shrivaishnavas prepare it in excellent manner.