Sakkarai / Sweet Pongal

Veg Vegan Meat

Sakkarai or Sweet Pongal is a traditional South Indian festival dish prepared especially during the Pongal and other festivals seasons. It's made with rice, moong dal, ghee, nuts, and cardamom powder

Sakkarai Pongal / Sweet Pongal

YIELD

5 people

TYPE

Sweets

TIME

50 minutes

LEVEL

Medium

In a pan with medium heat, add previously washed and dried moong dal and roast until it turns aromatic. Remove it and keep it aside for later use

STEP

1

In a pan or pot with medium heat pour water and half a cup of milk. Allow it to boil by stirring it occasionally on and off

STEP

2

Add roasted moong dal and washed rice to the milk water mixture

STEP

3

Allow moong dal and rice to cook 90%, make sure to stir on and off to avoid burning

STEP

4

Now add the remaining half cup of milk and cook the rice dal mixture until mushy

STEP

5

Add the Jaggery powder and mix it well(if you think the jaggery has impurities you could melt the jaggery in a pan with little water and drain it before adding to the rice dal mixture)

STEP

6

Now in another pan, add ghee, cashew nuts, raisins, cloves and saute until the cashews turn golden brown

STEP

7

Pour the cashew raisin mixture and cardamom powder into the rice dal jaggery mixture and give a nice mix. Now the delicious Sakkarai Pongal is ready to serve

STEP

8

Serve the delicious Sakkarai Pongal with coconut pieces and ripe banana after offering to God Sun

STEP

9