Sweet pongal recipe
Servings Prep Time
5People 20Minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
5People 20Minutes
Cook Time
  1. Add 200 gms of moong dal in a pan and dry roast. For measuring 1 glass of moong dal.
  2. Roast till brown color do not burn them.
  3. Add 250 gms of raw rice (pacharisi) to the dal. In glass add 1 and 1/2 glass approximately.
  4. Wash in water now and add 2 and 1/2 glass water for each glass so totally add 6 and 1/3 glass water approximately. We want a mushy mixture of rice and dal so if water exceeds not a problem but do not keep less water.
  5. Pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  6. In a heavy botommed vessel add 3 tbsp ghee
  7. Add grated coconuts 4 tbsp and roast in ghee. If you are going to add cashews and raisins add it now and fry them
  8. Fry till golden brown and keep aside.
  9. Prepare jaggery syrup out of 250 gms jaggery add 1/2 glass water and make syrup
  10. Once the jaggery is melt down completely switch off and keep aside
  11. Open the pressure cooked rice and dal once the pressure subsides
  12. Add it to the vessel with roasted coconuts.
  13. Strain the jaggery syrup to the vessel
  14. Mix well till the syrup and rice blend well
  15. Keep in low flame and cook
  16. Add 3 tbsp karkandu / rock sugar its just for taste
  17. Add 3 more tbsp ghee
  18. Add 1/2 tsp cardamon powder
  19. Add a pinch edible camphor or pachai karpooram
  20. Once the pongal becomes thick switch off the stove
  21. Check the texture of the pongal
  22. Top up with any dry fruits and add grated coconuts on top
Recipe Notes

Important instructions to follow

  1. Follow the ratio correctly for adding water. As we are going to cook rice mushy more water is not a problem.
  2. Choose the good quality jaggery so that it tastes good
  3. Use ghee for the authentic taste
  4. Don’t fail to add cardamon powder it gives a good flavor to the pongal
  5. After adding jaggery do not cook for more than 5 – 10 mins otherwise it will become hard later
  6. Adding more ghee will make pongal soft
  7. Adding rock sugar is optional but it gives more sweet and taste

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