Sweet Pongal (Chakara Pongal)

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Rated 5 based on 100 votes
Nutrition facts:240 calories,9 grams fat
Category: Festive Recipe
Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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How to Make Sweet Pongal (Chakara Pongal)

  • Fry the rice and moong dal in a pan until the moong dal colour starts to change.
  • Boil milk in the heavy bottom vessel.
  • When the milk has boiled fully, add the rice and moong dal. Keep the fire in medium flame and let it cook.
  • Keep adding ghee to this mixture and also keep stirring.
  • When the rice and moong dal mixture is cooked, add a few strands of saffron, elaichi powder and jaggery. Keep stirring till all the jaggery has dissolved.
  • Fry the cashewnuts and raisins in ghee and mix it with sweet pongal.