Sweet pongal in cooker| sakkarai pongal | how to make chakkara pongal | पोंगल | பொங்கல்

 

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Sweet pongal / sakkarai pongal is a delicious sweet prepared with rice, moong dal, milk, jaggery and cardamom. This recipe is prepared easily in pressure cooker.

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Ingredients

1 cup = 300 ml

1 tbsp = 15 ml

1 tsp = 5 ml

  • Moong dal / मूंग दाल / பாசிப் பருப்பு – 2 tbsp
  • Raw rice / कच्चा चावल / பச்சை அரிசி – 1 cup 
  • Jaggery powder / गुड़ / வெல்லம் – 1 ¾ cup
  • Water to be added for dissolving jaggery – 1 cup 
  • Water to be added while preparing pongal – 1 ¾ cup 
  • Milk / दूध / பால் (boiled) – 225 ml
  • Ghee / घी / நெய் – 1 tbsp + 1 ½ tbsp
  • Cashew nuts – 13
  • Raisins – few
  • Grated Coconut (fresh / dry) / नारियल पाउडर / தேங்காய் தூள் – 1 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder / इलायची पाउडर / ஏலக்காய் பொடி – ½ tsp
  • Nutmeg powder / जायफल / ஜாதிக்காய் – ¼ tsp

Method

  1. Dissolve the jaggery powder in water (1 cup) and filter it. Jaggery syrup is ready.
  2. Dry roast the moong dal at simmer until raw smell goes off (Please don’t roast the moong dal until it turns golden brown).
  3. Mix the roasted moong dal and rice together and rinse it well using water (until we get clear water). Drain the excess water.
  4. Add the rice and moong dal mixture , prepared jaggery syrup and water (1 ¾ cup) to the pressure cooker. Cook for 30 minutes at simmer (with vent weight (whistle)). 
  5. Let the pressure of the cooker subsides completely and then, open the lid of the cooker.
  6. Add milk and ghee (1 tbsp) to it (when the mixture is hot). Mix it well.
  7. Roast the Cashew nuts in the Ghee (1 ½ tbsp ) until it turns golden brown in a pan at simmer.
  8. Then, add the raisins to it and mix it well. Turn off the flame.
  9. Add the coconut powder, cardamom powder and nutmeg powder to it and mix it well.
  10. Transfer the contents in the pan to the cooked mixture and mix it well. Hot sweet pongal is ready to serve. This sweet / Sakkarai pongal can also be prepared  in ANOTHER METHOD.

 

 

 

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