Sweet Pongal (Chakara Pongal)

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

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 2 cups - Jasmine Rice
  • 1/2 cup Moong Dal
  • 1 litre Milk
  • 1/2 cup Ghee
  • 3 cups Jaggery (or Brown Sugar)
  • Saffron
  • 1/4 tsp Elaichi Powder
  • 1/2 cup broken Cashewnuts and Raisins

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.