Sakkara Pongal/Sweet Pongal

                                                   Wish you all Happy Pongal

Hope everyone had a great and fun filled Pongal celebration.Usually for Pongal celebration we make both sakkara pongal and milk pongal along with pongal kottu.This year I made only sakkara pongal since I have severe sinus infection and cough,could't make rest of the dishes.There are lots of versions of sakkara pongal with different cooking methods such as open pot,pressure cooker method.Today I made it in pressure cooker which is very easy to make and now on to the recipe....


Raw rice/Pacharisi3/4cup
Mong Dhal11/2 tbs
Jaggery(paghu vellam)11/4cup
Cardamom powder1/2tsp


                             Wash the rice for 2-3 times and soak it for 10 minutes and drained.
Heat the pressure pan and dry roast the moong dhal to a golden color or till nice aroma comes out.Now add the rice,fry it for a minute and cook it with 23/4 cups of water for 3 whistles in a medium flame.
Meanwhile melt the jaggery with 3/4 cup water and strain it with a strainer to remove the scum particles.Fry the cashews in a tsp of ghee to a golden color.Once the rice and dhal is ready,mash it with a ladle slightly, add the jaggery syrup to it and turn on the stove.
Mix it well,now add the sugar and let it cook in a medium flame for 2 minutes.Add half of the ghee and bring it to a boil and stir in to prevent burning.
Finally add the fried cashews,cardamom powder and the remaining ghee,mix it well.Cook it for a minute then turn off the stove.
Delicious Sakkara pongal is ready.


  • Milk(1/2 cup) can also be added along with water(reduce the amount of water accordingly).
  • Pongal becomes thick upon cooling,turn off the stove when it is in a slightly running consistency.
  • If the pongal becomes thick add 1/2 cup of hot milk with a tsp of sugar and mix it well.


wow... delicious looking sweet... fabulous..
Wish you a very Happy Pongal..

lovely swee of the season.....

Mmm...Yummy pongal...It has got the perfect color.

very delicious looking the perfect color ..

Delicious..Awesome Recipe


Do Indian stores sell Paku vellam Nalini?? What I see here is "Bansi" brand 1/2lb or 1lb urundai vellam only! This color looks nice! yummy pongal! I added lil evaporated milk in my pongal! ;)

super delicious pongal..lovely clicks!!

Happy Pongal .. and delicious pongal for the festival...

Drooling here...yummy looking

Happy pongal wishes Nalini, sakkara pongal looks absolutely divine,lovely presentation.

Happy Pongal to you too, Nalini! Stunning pictures of the sakkarai Pongal.

i must say this is absolutely beautiful.... love susan chacko's kitchen

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Esto tiene que estar muy bueno.
Gracias por compartir la receta, paso a paso
Un saludo.

Juan Carlos.

sakkarai pongal looks very delicious n u got good color, very tempting too :)

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Belated pongal wishes./ ur pongal looks creamy :)

looks awesome and so inviting..

Belated Pongal wishes dear...sweet pongal looks very yummy..

Yummy Pongal Nalini, I also do it the same way..

Looks perfect Nalini! Mouthwatering now though I had enough on the pongal day :)

Great recipe.
Only suggestion, I would add a few strands of saffron
and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnmon powder.Agree either milk
or half & half or even heavy cream would make it
very delicious indeed.

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