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Sweet Pongal Recipe

Sweet Pongal
How to make Sweet PongalImage Credit: The Tamara Kodai

Sweet Pongal is a delectable South Indian dessert made with rice, lentils, jaggery, and ghee. It's a comforting treat that perfectly satisfies your sweet cravings.

  • Total Cook Time 25 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 15 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Sweet Pongal

  • 100 gms raw rice
  • 50 gms grated jaggery
  • 25 gms yellow moong dal
  • 2 gms cardamom powder
  • 5 gms broken cashew nuts
  • 3 gms raisins
  • 10 gms ghee
  • 10 gms grated coconut
  • 300 ml water, for boiling

How to Make Sweet Pongal

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Wash rice and yellow moong dal thoroughly in cold water.
Boil water in a hot pan, add the washed rice and dal and cook.
Once the dal and rice boil completely cooked and soft, add grated to the mix.
Add half the quantity of ghee mentioned and stir together till the jaggery combines into the rice and dal mixture.
In a frying pan, heat the remaining ghee and sauté broken cashew nuts and raisins on a low flame till they are golden brown. Add this to the pongal.
Sprinkle grated coconut and cardamom powder over the mix. Stir again and serve hot in a bowl.
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