A famous South Indian delicacy and yet another favorite of mine. Made during the harvest festival in the State of Tamilnadu, South of India. Traditionally made with newly harvested rice and cooked with milk. This is also served in most temples during the auspicious days /festivals.
You need –
- Raw white rice – 1/2 cup
- Yellow moong dal – 1 tablespoon
- Jaggery/palm sugar – grated, 1 cup
- cardamon powder – 1/4 teaspoon
- Cashew nuts – 10-12 nos
- Raisins – 10-12 nos
- Ghee/ clarified butter – 2 tablespoon
How to –
Slightly dry roast the rice and dal together in pan making sure not to brown the rice and dal. Add 1 & 1/2 cups of water and pressure cook till the rice and dal cooked through and mushy.
In a sauce pan, melt the jaggery with 2 tablespoon water, and bring to a boil. Now add the cardamom powder. Add this mixture to the rice and stir well.
Heat the ghee in a small frying pan and fry the cashew nuts and raisins. Add fried nuts with the ghee to the rice and mix well.On a low flame continue to cook for a couple of minutes stirring continuously till everything is well combined.
2 thoughts on “Sakkarai Pongal”
Sakkarai pongal looks so yummy and the close up shots are really tempting.Oru pooja kazhinja feel okke undu adu kandaal:))
Did you make it for Varalakshmi pooja? One of my favorites.
Love each one of your clicks.. Authentic pongal..
beautifully presented.nice clicks.love to have a scaoop.looks so delicious.
looks super yummy..tempting clicks…
Looks really delicious…have never tried this b4…
One of my fav but just a small portion. Beautiful visuals and can't resist the fragrance from cardamom and ghee.
It looks yumm….and nicely arranged with those flowers
Thank you so much Meena:)
Yes Ash I did 🙂 its my favourite too 🙂
Thank you nithya 🙂
delicious ! I will defiantly try it thanks to post such a testy recipe and keep posting such delicious recipes , Regards, sakkarai pongal recipe
Beautiful clicks Rekha 🙂 love your version of sakkarai pongal totally delectable.
Super yummy dish…