Simple Chakkara Pongal

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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.

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  • 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

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