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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sweet Pongal Recipe - Sakkarai Pongal Recipe(with milk)

Sweet Pongal Recipe
Sakkarai Pongal(Chakkarai Pongal) is my fav - Rice with moong dhal cooked in jaggery and milk simmered and then garnished with ghee roasted cashews and raisins....who will say no to it. I have already posted the recipe for milk pongal. We make this using the traditional pot meant for pongal  but here have given the pressure cooker method.The best combination with sweet pongal is medu vada - Both are like match made in heaven :) Check the traditional sakkarai pongal  recipe here.

Sweet Pongal Recipe

Sweet Pongal Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Raw Rice - 1/2 cup
Moong Dal - 3 tbsp
Milk - 3/4 cup
Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder - a small pinch
Saffron - a small pinch (optional)
Ghee - 2 to 3 tbsp
Cashews- 1 tsp broken
Raisins - 1/2 tsp
Water - 2 cups

Method:

  1. Dry roast moong dhal until nice aroma rises, Keep aside. Add saffron strands in 2tbsp of warm milk and set aside. In a pan add little ghee and roast cashews and raisins until golden brown.
    How to make sakkarai pongal - Step1
  2. Pressure cook moong dhal, rice with water for 3 whistles in medium flame, mush it up a laddle once and set aside.Add jaggery in warm water(just till immersing level) and mix it well. Then strain to remove impurities and add it to the pan.
    How to make sakkarai pongal - Step2
  3. Bring it to a boil, then add the cooked rice moong dhal and mix well with the jaggery syrup. Then add milk with saffron and mix well.
    How to make sakkarai pongal - Step3
  4. Add remaining milk and allow it to boil.Combine well,cardamom powder, ghee and roasted raisins and cashews and give a quick stir. Once its semi thick switch off and serve hot.
    How to make sakkarai pongal - Step4
Serve hot with medu vada or
paruppu vada.We make sweet milk pongal often when there is leftover rice and excess milk and I used to finish half of it :)
Sakkarai Pongal Recipe

My Notes:

  • Switch it off in semi running consistency as it tends to get thicker with time.
  • Adding saffron is purely optional but will give a richer taste.
  • Adding more milk and cooking the pongal in milk gives a yummy taste.
Sakkarai Pongal Recipe



Written by: SHARMILEE J

44 comments:

  1. Sakkarai pongal looks super yumm...Lovely presentation...

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  2. Wow! inviting..nice clicks as always...Sharmi I have announced an event for Baby food..Please go thru' the link and send few entries if possible.
    http://www.nithubala.com/2012/01/event-announcement-healthy-food-for.html

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  3. The pictures in your blog are really making me mouthwatering...Damn good pictures and recipes too..tired few and its a hit recipe in my house now.

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  4. Happy Pongal n this is a treat .. hv not added saffron this one seems so yumm

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  5. Looks so divine and delicious.. awesome job dear !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  6. wow that looks fantastic and i like the saree and traditional dish with a traditional presentation

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  7. Looks so delicious. I know pongal is around the corner and I am already looking forward to making it. The pictures look amazing. Nice colors.

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  8. Lovely Clicks Sharmi. Like u said who will say no to a match made in heaven. Advance wishes to u and ur family. BTW I'm enjoying the clicks in your photo blog too.

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  9. Sakkarai pongal looks delicious.

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  10. sarkarai pongal looks so good..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  11. Pongal looks lovely and delicious. Love the beautiful pictures as always.

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  12. very delicious looking pongal...

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  13. Yummy pongal .. Happy Pongal Sharmi :)

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  14. pongal looks yummy....inviting clicks.

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  15. Scrumptious I say :) Makes me drool. Waiting for pongal to come :)

    This version is something that I have not done at home. Not sure if it is my mil's method. Will give this a try asap :)

    Wish you a very happy pongal in advance :)

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  16. Amazing shots dear. Yummilicious....

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  17. My wishes for Pongal ! Nice and sweet recipe and the second picture is excellent!

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  18. awesome pongal ..very glad to follow ur blog

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  19. Super tempting and droolworthy sakkarai pongal,tempting..

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  20. Would love to have this anytime.. Looks nice

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  21. clicks are very nice sharmi.... Pongal looks very yummy..Pongal thiru naal nalvalthukal !!!

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  22. Happy new year, it is years ago i had pongal like this. Looks so so good?

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  23. I do Pongal the same way except I add half milk and half water while cooking the rice and dal. Pongal looks very delicious..

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  24. delicious pongal , I make it the same way too...

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  25. I like the saree more than the pongal and ofcourse the pongal looks delicious. I cannot make small quantities like you do. I have to learn it from you.

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  26. Yum yum,mouthwatering here, wat a super tempting sweet..

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  27. @Cilantro : I am happy that the silk sarees are atleast used for this sake haha. We tend to make more dishes just for blogging sake and am afraid of the added calories and quantity too so the small quantity :)

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  28. sakkarai pongal looks absolutely delicious, i too like adding milk to sweet pongal, yours looks more tempting :)

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  29. Yummy pongal..Cant wait to eat this with vada...Happy Pongal to you..

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  30. Sakkarai pongal looks so delicious and divine,love the background saree color.It looks gorgeous....

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  31. A satisfying and delicious sweetened rice.

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  32. Lovely clicks..Am drooling here..Happy Pongal!!

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  33. Looks superb, mouthwatering ;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  34. wow..I am cooking today for tamil new year..

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  35. wow tooo good pic .... temtng

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  36. hi
    ur recipe s nice...n saw ur phototgraphy it s aweosme....

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  37. what type of rice do you use?

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  38. Thank you for this wonderful recipe :)...god bless u n ur family...Happy Pongal:)

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  39. Hi....this recipe is very nice....I made it yesterday ..it came out pretty well. Thanks.

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