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Sakkarai Pongal Recipe

Sakkarai Pongal
How to make Sakkarai PongalWelcomhotel Sheraton New Delhi

This traditional South Indian dish is made with rice, moong dal, jaggery, ghee and nuts. Sakkarai Pongal is a must-have dish during Pongal celebrations.

  • Total Cook Time 30 mins
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time 15 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Sakkarai Pongal

  • 100 gm Rice
  • 100 gm Moong dal
  • 600 ml Water
  • 200 gms Jaggery, grated
  • 8 nos Green cardamom, crushed
  • 60 gm Ghee
  • 2 tbsp Raisins
  • 30 gms Cashew nuts

How to Make Sakkarai Pongal

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Wash rice and dal separately and keep aside.
In a vessel, bring to boil 480 ml/2 cups of water. Add washed moong dal, stirring occasionally cook till half done.
Add the washed rice, mix well and allow to cook till done on low heat. In a separate vessel melt jaggery in 120 ml of water and strain.
Add the melted and strained jaggery to the cooked mixture of rice and dal. Mix well.
Heat ghee in a pan, toss in cashew nuts, stir fry for a minute and toss in the cardamom and sultanas.
Stir fry till golden and add to the rice-dal mixture. Mix well. Offer the ‘neivedyam’ to God and share with family and friends.
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