Sakkarai Pongal is a sweet dish prepared with Rice (Hand pounded), Jaggery powder, Desiccated Coconut, Cardamom, Milk, Honey, Moong dal, Cashewnuts, Raisins and Ghee. In early days, Hand pounded rice was used for making this dish and I have used that for preparing this delicious dish.
It is very auspicious to offer this dish as Naivedyam (Food placed before God during Worship) as it is a combination of Jaggery, Milk, Honey and Moong dal.
This tasty dish is generally prepared in Brass pots, Mud pots,etc.. I used to prepare this dish in pressure cooker. This tasty dish tastes exactly like Temple made Sakkarai Pongal. I have followed the same ingredients as how temple Sakkarai Pongal (Sakkarai Pongal served in Temple) is made but I have prepared it in Pressure Cooker to make it easy. This delicious dish is generally made on the occasion of Pongal. Click the Image of Sakkari pongal to know the simple recipe to prepare it at home and relish its taste.