Kalkandu Pongal

 As Today is Puratassi last Saturday I made this kalkandu(sugar candy) pongal for Neivedhyam.We make either sakkara pongal or this one for puratassi Saturdays.
This recipe is i more or less like the sakkara pongal in preparation and doesn't need much of ghee.As I was in a hurry I couldn't take nice picture.Will update it soon,here is the recipe...........................

Basic Information

Preparation Time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking Time      ~ 20 minutes
Serves                   ~ 2


Raw rice/pacharisi1/2cup
Moong dhal/pasiparppu1tbs
Sugar candy/kalkandu1/2cup+1tbs
Cardamom powder/ellakai 1/4tsp
Moong dhal/pasiparppu1tbs


Dry roast the moong dhal in a medium flame till it becomes golden.Powder the sugar candy in a blender to a fine powder.Fry the cashews in 1/2tsp of ghee and keep it aside.

Rinse the rice couple of times and add both the rice and dhal in a pressure cooker.Add 1/2 cup of milk and 11/2-13/4 cups of water.Cook it in a medium flame for 3-4 whistles.After the pressure subsides add the powdered sugar candy to it along with the remaining milk.

After the pressure subsides add the powdered sugar candy to it along with the remaining milk.Add the ghee and cook it for 3-4 minutes.Finally add the fried cashews and cardamom powder,mix it well.Put off the fire.

Serve it warm.


  • The amount of candy sugar I added was just enough,for more sweet you can increase upto 3/4 cup.
  • Saffron can also be added for extra flavor and taste.
  • The rice and dhal can be cooked in open pot instead of pressure cooker,use 2 cups of water for it.
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Happy Dasara to you and your family Nalini. Kalkandu Pongal looks amazing.

happy navratri and pongal looks super yummm :) tempting me !! and fabulous clicks !!

looks gloriously sticky and yummy

Wow such a beautiful picture Nalini..it's good to have you back..:)

Who can resist to this beautiful traditional pongal,my favourite.

so so delicious and tempting Kalkandu Pongal..beautiful pics n presentation Nalini!

Pongal looks delicious and tempting.

Pongal looks very tempting..Happy Dasara !

Looks so yum.Awesome clicks :)

This is in my to-do list nalini, looks super yum!!!Awesome clicks pa!!!

This Pongal looks so oosy goosey yummy!! No wonder it will vanish once you serve it..

The pictures are awesome. Great looking pongal.

This pongal is in my bookmarked recipes for long, yours look so perfectly made :) makes me drool

Lovely recipe! SO delicious and mouthwatering.

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