Sweet Pongal Recipe-Sakkarai Pongal-Chakkarai Pongal
Prep Time : 15 mins
Recipe Category: Dessert
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
Raw Rice – 1/2 cup
Moong dal/pasi paruppu – 1/4 cup
Jaggery – 1 cup grated
Cashew nuts -2 tbsp
Raisins -2-3 tbsp
Cardamom – 4 pods or 1/4 tsp powder
Ghee/clarified butter -1/4 cup
Ghee -1/2 tsp (for jaggery syrup)
Heat 1/4 cup of water in a pan and add jaggery to it. When it dissolves, filter it to remove impurities. Boil jaggery water with a tsp of ghee on medium heat. Take a cup of water, add a tsp of jaggery syrup to it, if it does not dissolve, then it is the right stage to add mashed rice and dal. (I make it very clear – you do not have to boil the jaggery water until it reaches sticky consistency or string consistency)
Enjoy delicious Sakkarai pongal!! (You can never go wrong with this recipe).
Do check out Ven Pongal Recipe with step wise pictures.
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Loved ur pot, yummy sweet pongal..
Gayathri's Cook Spot
Very nice presentation. Sakkarai pongal looks so yummy..
Sakkarai pongal looks very traditional and delicious with beautifully taken pictures. You have got very good collection of tamilian recipes. Thanks for leaving your nice comments on my blog. And wishing you a very happy new year.
loved ur pot..u get it frm india..nice one……ponggal looks yummy!
yummy–the presentation is fab !
dil khush kar diya aapne…
I like sweets very much and pongal…"sharkarai pongal"… great. I have accumulated many recipes when I am home.
wow yummy pongal and loved ur presentation
pongal speacial…….thanks for the recipe padhu
Delicious pongal..love your pot.
Love Sakkarai pongal and your pic looks so festive!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sakkarai pongal looks delicious. Nice presentation
nice one Padhu
yummypogal the pot is very beautiful
Delicious…I'm in love with that pot 😉
Mouthwatering sweet pongal beautiful presentation and click.
Love the Pongal pot..Sweet Pongal looks yummy and a very festive presentation!!
Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover)
This look nice and good. Happy New Year to you !
The sweet pongal looks so mouthwatering and beautiful. Nice presentation and clicks too.
OMG!!! I'm totally speechless now!
I love ponggal rice anytime in the year! Sometimes I'll ask my mom to make it during odd hours too..hahaha!
Ur pot with the ponggal rice makes me salivate! I just couldn't help myself from drooling!!! 😀
I loved the pot….whole pic luks traditional
wish u a very happy newyear 2011..padhu…
oh that pot looks so cute and pongal slurp 🙂
Yummy pongal and great presentation!
You have a great photographic skill as well – good alrounder 🙂
hmm nice recipe
Made an attempt of this recipe for this year's Ponggal, and I must trully admit, it turned out very well…Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe, will surely make this more often & credit surely goes to you 🙂
I wish more people put useful comments and share with others how the dish turned out rather than just saying how much they liked the picture and pot
Hi Padhu, Iam an ardent follower of your recipes. I tried this recipe for the first time and I must say it turned out fantastic. Never thought Chakkarai pongal was so easy to make. All credits to u.. Keep posting new recipes.. Thnx a ton once again 🙂
Clear instructions and easy to follow. Thumbs up!
Hey I have a doubt.. Your recepie is with solid jaggery. If I already have liquid jaggery how much of it should I add? Should I add it directly to the rice/moong dal mixture or first boil it and then add it?
You should boil it and then add. Follow the same procedure above. You can add jaggery depending on the sweetness you need.
Madam, I'm newly married and I'm following ur recipes day by day. Today I tried sarkarai pongal. It was so nice.
Thanks a lot.
I've made pongal before but this came out so perfect as did your ven pongal!! Thanks for your recipes!
Anita Ramani, Registered Dietitian
This is a great recipe. Do you have a substitute for jaggery?
Hi, Tried ur recipe and it came out really well. I am not a great cook, but this recipe is simple and more importantly, the outcome was awesome. I loved my sakkarai pongal.:) I made it for this Pongal festival. Few things that I changed to suit my needs: Added more jaggery and ghee. Did not dry roast rice / dal.
Many many thanks for this wonderful recipe.
How many whistles to cook rice
Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.
I did the recipe it's really tasty
You are my ready reckoner for all recipes. Thank you so much Padhu, after getting married I've not made a single call asking my mom for a recipe. You have been guiding me through. Can't thank you enough
Came out well !!! Delecious and yummy …
Thanks a lot for your recipes Mam, I refer to ur blog whenever I need.Very helpful information, Thanks again
In the ingredients you had mentioned 1/2 tsp of ghee for jaggery syrup and in the instructions you said – Boil jaggery water with a tsp of ghee. So which is right. I know it shouldnt make a big difference with either. Please let me know
I am sorry. I will update it but as you say it does not make a big difference. You can add 1 tsp of ghee.
Hi! How much is 1/2 cup in grams?
A cup is a measure of volume, but a gram is a measure of mass. It depends on what you measure. In this recipe
1/2 cup raw rice = 125 grams. I use standard measuring cups and spoons for all my recipes. Check my measuring spoons and cups. Also check this post on Cups to gram conversion
Came out extremely delicious!
Tried this recipe on the occasion of Pongal. It came out well & was enjoyed by my Tam Bram hubby 🙂 Thanks – Anita
Excellent recipe. The proportions were just right and by following your step-wise instructions made it so simple. Thank you.
Don't I need to wash the rice n dal?
After roasting it, you can wash both together and then cook.
Awesome recipe.you always make things simple and to enrich our taste buds at the fullest. When ever I search for recipe I chose your site. Thank you good job keep it going.
Can I make using idli arisi or rice making arisi for sakarai pongal ?
You can use any rice.
I tried this recipe today.. I cant believe the result.. it was good… p.s. this was my first attempt in making pongal. Thanks for the simple yet sooperb recipe 🙂
Tried the recipe and keep came out super yummy! 🙂 Thanks a ton!
Thanks for the recipe. Sakkarai Pongal came out really well.