Sakkarai Pongal

Happy Pongal to all my blog viewers.



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In my line of pongal recipes, Sakkarai pongal is the next one.




This is a very traditional sweet pongal recipe. No one in Tamil Nadu can celebrate pongal festival without this scrumptious Sakkarai Pongal. As the name indicated it a sweet and decadent dessert recipe.

As this is a very common recipe in all parts of Tamil Nadu, each one will have there own way to prepare one. Though the ingredients are the same throughout, the procedure may differ from each person.

Edible Camphor is the one ingredient which makes my Sakkarai pongal recipe little different from others. Since Sakkarai pongal is made as Neivedhyam / prasadam, a light touch of edible camphor makes the flavor more divine.

Ingredients :



Rice – 1 cup
Moong dal – ½ cup
Jaggery – 1 cup (broken into small pieces)
Ghee – ¼ cup
Cashew nut – 10 to 15 broken
Raisins – few
Edible Camphor – 1 pinch
Cardamom powder – 1 teaspoon
Pinch of salt





Procedure :


Cook the rice and moong dal with 5 cups of water. They should be almost mushy.

In a big sauce pan combine jaggary and ¼ cup of water and heat it in low flam, once the jaggary is totally melted increase the heat and bring it to a boil. When it reaches the one string consistency, add the edible camphor, cardamom powder and salt. Finally add the cooked rice mixture and stir it without forming any lumps of rice.

Stir the whole mixture until the mixture leaves the sides of the pan or until the desired thickness(It will get little hard when cooled).

In the meanwhile, in a small sauce pan add ghee and heat. Add cashew nut and fry until golden brown then add the raisins and immediately pour it on the pongal mixture and stir it.

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28 comments:

  1. Happy Pongal :) Looks lovely

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  2. Happy Pongal,Sukanya. Beautiful bowl. Enjoy! :))

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  3. Happy Pongal! Sukanya. That is one delicious bowl of Pongal.

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  4. Happy Pongal to you and your family.
    I just want to grab that luscious pongal bowl.:)

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  5. HAPPY PONGAL.It looks beautiful.PERFECT Dish.

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  6. Looks fantastic ....Happy Pongal !

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  7. looks really mushy and creamy. Love the piece of vessel. Is that silver kooja..( i am not sure abt the name..)

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  8. I dont know if we get the edible camphor here, but yes it does make the pongal special... I love your bowl! So pretty!

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  9. Happy Pongal! Sukanya. Delicious bowl of Pongal.

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  10. looks tempting in a silver bowl...vaa...happy pongal sukanya..

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  11. Happy pongal sukanya:)

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  12. looks so festive Sukanya! Cute bowl. Happy Sankranthi!

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  13. wow..yummy pongal with edible camphor......lovely ..happy pongal

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  14. v.tempting picture...looks delicious...

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  15. Sakaria pongal looks yumm.
    Love the pictures.

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  16. Happy pongal n delicious Sakkarai pongal..

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  17. Sukanya, Edible Camphor is someting new to me... Great tip!

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  18. Pongal looks delicious! Pongal vaazhthukkal! :)

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  19. Ur bowl is as pretty like ur blog...
    Happy pongal.

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  20. Lovely and delicious entry yummm!!!

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  21. I agree Sukanya each of us follow a different method.Mine turned out to be lil whitish in color..blame it to the jaggery.Yours look inviting!

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  22. Happy Pongal..love the bowl in which you served..

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  23. Hope you had a great Pongal Sukanya! That Sakkarai Pongal looks delicious!

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  24. Pongal looks delicious...

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  25. I want to try this, I am bookmarking! Looks awesome!

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  26. what a divine pic & mouth watering recipe ! simply love the way u have presented

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  27. Anonymous22/5/11

    wow super pongal............

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