Chakkarai Pongal/Sweet pongal

“Happy Pongal/Sankranti to all the readers of Creative Saga”

Pongal is a very important festival for all Tamilians and is associated with the harvest time in Tamilnadu. It is celebrated for three days,the second today(i.e is today) being the main day.Sweet pongal is made to mark this festival. The milk in the sweet rice is made to boil over which indicates the prosperity. The act of boiling over is called pongal basically. Lord Surya is worshipped today(i.e to thank the sun and nature responsible for the bounty harvest and prosperity) . There are two kinds of pongal- one the sweet pongal or chakkarai/sakkkarai pongal, the second being venn pongal – the khara or spicy one.

Sweet pongal is made as prasadams for many festivals especially today. This is how I make sweet pongal.

Also see-    Brown rice chakkarai pongal

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Chakkarai Pongal/Sweet pongal
Course dessert
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course dessert
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Wash the rice and dal. Add the milk and one cup of water and cook them in a pressure cooker.
  2. Fry the cashews and raisins in ghee till golden brown and keep aside.
  3. Heat a pan, add 2 cups of water and jaggery. Let the jaggery melt and boil. Add the cardamom powder. Now add the cooked rice and dal. Keep stirring adding ghee little at a time. Mix well and stir till it thickens. Garnish with the roasted cashews and raisins.
Recipe Notes

I am sending this to priti of Indian khana who is hosting festive food-Makar Sankranti.

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38 thoughts on “Chakkarai Pongal/Sweet pongal”

  1. Happy Pongal to you and family dear..Sihi pongal looks divine. That reminds me to send my sugar figurines to Priti too..

  2. Hi sowmya, Pongal looks very nice. I too made it yesterday, but it dint come out so well..I will take these proportions for next time:)thank u!

  3. Wow sowmya…delicious..Hey i exactly follow the same way,i mean the measurement is the very same…yesterday had pongal,again seeing ur picture,its so tempting 🙂

  4. A perfect Sakarapongal Sowmya.The jaggery i got here was almost white in color so my pongal also was almost white….actually offwhite:-(

  5. Sowmya ji, you explain so nicely, now we also like to make this kind of recipe in our Gujarati family.. I like it very much, I am a foodies so, search many things on net I found two more links are awesome 1st is Ahmedabad Best Restaurantsand 2nd is Find best dishes at restaurants in AhmedabadHope you like it…

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