Sakkarai Pongal | Sweet Pongal

Sakkarai Pongal | Sweet Pongal In Pressure Cooker

Sakkarai Pongal / Sweet Pongal

Sakkarai pongal is a delicious and traditional South Indian pongal variety made during Pongal festival (Harvest festival) on the Tamil month "Thai".This pongal can be cooked in a pot or vessel but it takes a lot of time and needs constant attention, here I have cooked the pongal in a pressure cooker which saves time and makes the cooking process much easier, check out the recipe below.


Raw rice-1 cup(200 gms)
Green gram dhal-1/4 cup
Jaggery-1 1/2 cup(grated)
Ghee-3-4 tbsps
Salt a pinch
Cardamom Powder-a pinch
Pachai karpooram(Edible camphor)-a pinch
Cashews and raisins few


  👉Dry roast the dhal until light golden brown colour is reached. Wash it and soak it along with rice.
👉Cook them in a pressure cooker with 3 1/2-4 cups of water for 3 -4 whistles,allow the pressure to subside completely then open the cooker and mash the rice dal mixture well.
👉Meanwhile dissolve jaggery in 1/4 cup water, bring it to a boil and strain to remove the impurities.
👉Add this jaggery syrup to the cooked rice and dal mix well, check for sweetness adjust accordingly.Continue to cook in medium heat until well combined .
👉Add a pinch of salt, cardamom powder, and pachai karpooram .
👉Heat ghee in a kadai roast the cashews and raisins add it to the pongal mix well and switch off the heat,serve hot.

Preparation time-20 mins
Serves -4

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