Saturday, October 16, 2010

Chakkarai Pongal (Sweet Pongal)


  • Raw rice - 2 cups
  • Moong Dhall - 1/2 cup
  • Jaggery - 1/4 kg
  • Milk - 2 cup
  • Cashews - 10 to 12
  • Raisins - 10 to 12
  • Ghee - 6 to 8 tsp
  • Cardamom - 5 to 6 (crushed)
  • Water - 3 cups
  • Salt - a pinch

  • In the Pressure cooker, add the raw rice (pachcharisi), moong dhall, water, milk and a pinch of salt and cook it. ( Nearly 6 to 7 whistles - approx - 10 to 12 min) (this timing is for my cooker, please keep the timing according to your cooker)
  • Meanwhile, fry the raisins and cashews in ghee and keep it aside.
  • Now in another pan, add the jaggery and 1/2 cup water to melt the jaggery. ( do not make it to too thick liquid)
  • Open the cooker, mix the rice and dhall well.
  • While mixing, add the jaggery liquid.
  • Also add the crushed cardamom, fried raisins and cashews and ghee and mix thoroughly.
  • Chakkarai Pongal/Sweet Pongal is ready to serve.

This recipe goes the following beautiful events...
1. My event - Dish Name Starts with C
2. 'ONLY' event - Festive food by Preethi and started by Pari
3. CFK - Festive food by Suma and started by Sharmi

23 lovely comments:


Hi Akila,

Looks great and yummy..ennakku konjam!!:)



yummy pongal n nice clicks

Daisy Roshan

sweet pongal enakku rombo pidikkum....yummy!!


wow!what a recipe.looks delicious.keep it visit n comment on my latest recipes which i hv posted n tell whether u like it or not.


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Looks delicious:)

Nandita SS

The pongal looks very tasty!!! Slurp:)

Suja Manoj

Looks divine, delicious pongal


Ah lovely! mouth watering dish.


Tasty Pongal and well presented.


Wow, I love the addition of fired raisns and nuts... sorry if it part of the basic recipe, this is my first Pongal! You have inspired me to try to make rice pudding in the pressure cooker -- and now I will fry the nuts and raisins, first!


Delicious sweet pongal,my fav,beautiful clicks Akila.

Pushpa @

Gayathri Kumar

Lovely Pongal.

Priya Suresh

Sweet pongal, very tempting and yummy..


Oh they just look so beautiful one of my fav :)


yummy pongal!


yummy pongal!

Ushnish Ghosh

Dear Akila
Dushera greetings to you. I feel good reading your comment at my blog.
I had only few opportunities to eat this delicious dish. Now that I have got the recipe I will try soon.
Have a nice week ahead


Delicious dish.Looks yum!


my fav pongal recipe, yum yum


Delicious pongal Akila,luks so devine.


Delicious dish! Looks fantastic.


sweet tempting treat..

Aaha Oho

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