8 Apr 2014

Sakkarai Pongal Recipe / Sweet Pongal Recipe

I'm back from my vacation but my thoughts are still lingering around my Perima's house. Not just me but my daughter also keeps reliving the things that she saw and enjoyed there. They had peacocks walking around in their garden and my daughter who is only used to seeing crows in our neighborhood, seems to have enjoyed seeing those peacocks and pea hens! Fortunately I took lots and lots of photos and videos, so my kids are enjoying seeing the zoo animals and the metro ride and the toy train rides etc!

The food we had each day was fit for a king! I'm sure I have put on 2 kgs but who cares!! Vacations and family are meant for careless enjoyment! This recipe was made by my dear cousins wife, she is an amazing person! She is such a lively, charming person - there is never a dull moment around her! She is the perfect fit for their family. 

This is her recipe, I simply tailed her and bothered her to take pictures! They were all very sweet and not at all annoyed with my food photographs! This recipe is a keeper, so mildly sweet and delicious! My mum who never eats too much sweets, could not get enough of this!

  • Raw rice - 1 cup
  • Moong dal - 1/2 cup
  • Toor dal - 1/4 cup
  • Jaggery - 200 gms
  • Ghee - 100gms
  • Cashew - a handful
  • Raisins - a handful
  • Water - 4.5 cups(for cooking rice) 
  • Salt 


1. Wash the rice and dal and pressure cook with water for 4-5 whistles, until mushy.

2. Powder jaggery and add water just to immerse it and boil it. The jaggery should completely dissolve. Filter it to remove impurities.

3. Once the rice and dal is done, open the cooker and mash lightly.
4. Add the jaggery syrup and mix well.

5. In a separate pan, heat ghee. Add the cashews and raisins and fry lightly until the cashews become golden brown.

6. Add the cashews and raisins to the rice+dal+jaggery mixture and mix well.

1. If the rice and dal is thick and dry after opening the pressure cooker, add 1/4 cup of water or milk/ghee and mash.
2. The pongal thickens once it starts cooling so adjust and switch off flame accordingly.
3. You can add cardamom and nutmeg powder too.

Until next time,
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  1. Looks delicious I have never put raisins on it going to try it though thanks for posting.

  2. Seems like u had a wonderful vacation.. I can happily have a bowl of this delicious sweet pongal.

  3. looks tasty i never tried with thoor dal n raisins

  4. even during ur vacation, u managed to take pics... hehe... the pongal looks so yum...

  5. Pongal looks so yummy...inviting click...

  6. Wow looks delicious, ....and its difficult to come out of holiday mood I know....

  7. Sakkarai pongal looks delicious love it.

  8. delicious sweet pongal. Nice click especially the third one.

  9. Lovely clicks and yummy and delicious sarkara pongal .......

  10. pongal ooks wonderful n ur cliks r awesome.

  11. mmmm...my favorite at anytime..looks delectable..

  12. you got a lovely cousin:) my daughter always loves this :))))

  13. lovely pongal and nicely explained :) hope you enjoyed the meal ;)

  14. Senthilkumari ThirumalaiveluNovember 21, 2015 7:26 am

    simple and delicious recipe Beulah!


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