Chakkara Pongal

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Sakkarai Pongal / Sweet Pongal


Chakkara pongal or Sakkarai Pongal is the most important recipe made on Sankrathi / Pongal day. This sweet pongal recipe is not just made on that day but also for many festival and special occasions through out the year.

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Recipe Facts:


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South Indian

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Total Time

55 min

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– Rice – Green gram dhal Payatham paruppu – Channa dal Kadalai paruppu – Jaggery – Sugar – Ghee – Milk – Water – Cashews nut – Raisin – Nutmeg powder – Pachai Karpooram 

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– Fry the dhal in a heavy bottom pan, until it slightly changes color. Then add the rice and fry it until the heat spreads evenly and then take it off the flame. – Wash the rice and dhal mixture and then pressure cook it adding enough milk and water. 

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Steps 1-2

– Make syrup out of the Jaggery and sugar adding very little water. Let the syrup boil well and then add some ghee. – Next, mash the cooked rice well. Add this mashed rice, dhal mixture to the boiling syrup and add the rest of the ghee. Let it combine well and come to a semi solid stage.

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Steps 3-4

– Fry some cashew, raisins, nutmeg and pachai karpooram in ghee and add this to the Chakkara pongal. Enjoy it warm or at room temperature!

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