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Sarakarai Pongal | Sweet Rice Recipe | Sweet Pongal Recipe

Sarakarai Pongal, a traditional sweet rice made during the festival of Pongal, harvest festival of Tamilnadu.
Course Dessert, Festival
Cuisine Asian, Indian, South-Indian
Keyword How to make pongal, How to make sweet pongal, Pongal festival, Sankaranthi recipe, Sarkarai pongal recipe, Sweet pongal recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5

Ingredients

  • ½ cup raw rice
  • ¼ cup moong dal
  • 1&½ cup milk
  • 1&½ cup water
  • ½ cup powdered jaggery
  • 4 tbsp ghee
  • Cashews and raisins for garish

Instructions

  • In a Heavy-bottom Pan, roast rice and dal together. It gives out a nice aroma while roasting.
  • Once done, add milk and water, and simmer the flame.  Let the Rice and dal get cooked well. to a mushy state.  If vegan, use plant-based milk or just use water entirely
  • Melt jaggery in ¼ cup water and strain for impurities. Add the jaggery and mix well.
  • When the jaggery mixes well with rice and dal, add ghee and mix well. Once the all the liquid is absorbed. Take it off the flame.
  • In another pan, add some ghee and roast cashews and raisins and add it to the pongal. Serve it warm.

To make it in Pressure Cooker

  • To make the recipe in the pressure cooker. Just mix rice and dal. Add the required liquid(milk-water mixture) to it and pressure cook for 5-6 whistles. 
  • Let the pressure come down on its own. Melt jaggery in water and strain for impurities. Now take the cooked rice-dal back to stove, add jaggery water to it.
  • Let the jaggery mix well with the rice-dal mixture. Add ghee to the pongal. Once all the liquid is absorbed, take it off the stove.
  • In another pan, add some ghee and roast cashews and raisins and add it to the pongal. Serve it warm.