Chakkara pongal | Sweet pongal
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Ingredients (240 ml cup used)
for sweet pongal
- ½ cup rice
- ½ cup yellow moong dal / pesara pappu
- ¾ cup brown sugar or white sugar or jaggery or kalakandu (rock sugar)
- Small Pinch of edible camphor/ pacha karpuram (optional)
- ⅛ Tsp green cardamom powder
- 2 ½ cups water
- Few Cashews
- Few Raisins
- 2 tbsp. ghee
How to make the recipe
Add dal and rice to a pressure cooker or pot. Wash them very well.
If possible soak them for 15 mins before cooking.
Add water and cook till the rice & dal is fully cooked. Allow the water to evaporate fully if more water is left. If cooking in a pressure cooker, allow to whistle once on a medium heat. If using milk, you can add it now and cook until the pongal absorbs all the moisture.
making sweet pongal
Add sugar, cardamom powder and mix well. Cook till all the moisture from the sugar evaporates.
Fry nuts and raisins in ghee, set the nuts aside. Off the stove, add camphor and pour the ghee to the rice.
Cover the rice for at least 5 to 10 mins. Garnish chakkara pongal with nuts.