Nov 30, 2008

Sakkarai ( Sweet ) Pongal

Today is the final day of RM .We are ending up by
making a sweet dish . Sakkarai Pongal is a
traditional sweet dish . It is prepared mainly
during the first day of tamil
month Thai , Krishna Jeyanthi and for other poojas
and festivals.I made this a week back for Sathyanarayana
Pooja at my friends home.Here is the recipe
Raw rice - 1 cup
Moong dal - 1 tblsp
Water - 4 cups
Coconut grated - 1/2 cup
Jaggery - 2 1/2 cups ( can be reduced to 2 cups )
Cardamon powder - 1/4 tsp
Cashew - 10
Raisins - 10
Ghee - 4 tblsp
  • Wash rice and moong dal together.Pressure cook dal and rice with 4 cups of water for 15 min.
  • Heat 1/4 water in a thick bottomed vessel and add jaggery.
  • When the jaggery melts drain it to remove the impurities.
  • Add this to the cooked rice .
  • Stir together so that all comes together.
  • Add grated coconut and cardamon powder.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and fry the cashews and raisins.Add this to pongal.

I am sending this to Srivalli's Rice Mela.

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Curry Leaf said...

Pongal looks lovely

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. i love sakkarai pongal... looks really nice & perfect dear...

Sagari said...

lovely and yummy looking sweet pongal kamala

Cham said...

Perfect ending and congrats to end the Marathon with sucess....Delicious Pongal!

Happy cook said...

This looks yumm. I used to love them.
And that brownie in the earlier post looks really delicious.

Priya said...

Lovely..i love sakkarai pongal...prefect entry..had nice time while running with u Kamala...

Uma said...

delicious pongali Kamala!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is very traditional. So mouthwatering. Will make it soon. YUM! YUM!

Laavanya said...

What a sweet & tasty ending to the marathon.

G.Pavani said...

pongal making me hungry here i want whole bowl yaar..with ur permission

Usha said...

Sakkarai pongal is one of my faves, yours looks delicious,congrats on the success of your month long marathon !

Ramya Bala said...

looks so yummy

DEESHA said...

yummy pongal ..

Varun Gupta said...

Nice post on Pongal. Looking for more on coming days regarding Pongal. Wish u a very Happy Pongal Festival. Want to exchange link with my post.