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Simple Chakkara Pongal Recipe

Simple Chakkara Pongal is a popular Indian Main
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Thursday, 30 March, 2017
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Main Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Boil Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
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Sakkarai Pongal is the favourite Pongal dish of anyone with a sweet tooth. The dish consists of raw rice sweetened by jaggery and flavoured with spices and raisins. It is often served with a dollop of ghee.


  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Green gram dal - 1 cup (not the whole one but the broken one)
  • Jaggery - 1 to 1.5 cup (according to your taste)
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Cashew (broken), Raisin - 1 tbsp each
  • How to Make Simple Chakkara Pongal:

    1. Cook rice and dal together till they are well done.
    2. Put jaggery in a kadai with 2 tbsp of water and let it melt.
    3. After it melts, you can filter the liquid using a fine sieve if needed.
    4. Add rice and dal mixture to the jaggery and cook stirring continuously.
    5. Add ghee little by little and cook till the mixture thickens to be of the consistency of khichdi.
    6. Take it off the heat.
    7. Fry cashew and raisins in a little ghee and add to the pongal.
    8. Mix well and serve hot or cold.


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