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Sweet Pongal

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Sweet Pongal Recipe, Gura Gur Meetha , How To Make Sweet Pongal Recipe

Sakarai Pongal is a sweet and buttery porridge-like dish that is traditionally prepared in South India for the Makar Sankranti. Sweetened rice cooked with a mix of sugar/jaggery, coconut pieces or moong daal.

About Recipe

Bellam Bellamu methai, Vellam inippu, Gur Misti

How to make Sweet Pongal

(82 ratings)
82 reviews so far
Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
25 mins
Total time
35 mins
Sweet Pongal
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Rice
Servings : 6 persons
Published date : March 23, 2019

Ingredients used in Sweet Pongal
• Safron - 1 pinch.
• Raisins - 1 tablespoon.
• Cashew,pista,almonds - 50 grams.
• Milk - 1-1/2 cup.
• Water - 3 cups.
• Jaggery - 1 cup.
• Moong dal - 1/2 cup.
• Rice - 1 cup.
• Pepper powder - 1 pinch.
• Coconut pieces - 1/4 cup.
• Ghee - 3 tablespoons.
• Cardamom powder - 1 tea spoon.
  • Wash and boil rice and moong dal with 4 cups of water when the rice is almost cooked add milk and cook it.
  • Heat ghee in a pan add dry fruits fry it.
  • Till rice is mashy add sauteed nuts and add jaggery and cook till nice pudding consistency add chopped coconut and saffron.

Now sweet pongalis ready to serve.

Cooking with images Gul madhur, Jaggery , Bella sihi


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Blahblah Posted on Mon Jan 14 2008

Hi VahChef! Happy Pongal to you too. I'm looking fwd to seeing your Karapongal recipe. I'm sure you have some secret ingredient that kicks it up a few notches.

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joysmilelol smile Posted on Mon Jan 14 2008

hi sanjay, do you know how to make Nei Paniyaram (Butter Paniyaram) ? Pls teach us that.. Thank you so much

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kutty23 Posted on Tue Jan 15 2008

Happy Thai pongal...can you make appam pleaaaaaseeee

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plumsfor2000 Posted on Tue Jan 15 2008

Adding little salt to the Pongal will bring out the sweetness in Pongal & will taste better. A Very Happy Pongal to You.

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Prasanna Ramachandran Posted on Sun Jan 27 2008

thanks!!!! plz keep posting, you are the savior of hungry bachelors like myself!

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goolmal4444 Posted on Tue Feb 19 2008

Thanks alot for the nice recipie .. can u please teach us about preparing south indian chutneys..

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Sangeet Govindam Posted on Sat Jan 10 2009

Is not ghee a major ingradient. Best tasting pongal has the flavoursome ghee all over it. The jaggery is it not made into a syrup before adding to the cooked rice? Anyway I am not expert on this. Just voicing some thoughts. I was wondering if a table

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pratha07 Posted on Wed Jan 14 2009

rombha nandri.

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Satish Kumar Posted on Wed Feb 18 2009

Pongal !! in other words South Indian Thanksgiving- Pongaloooo Pongal!!

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lina ray Posted on Wed Jun 17 2009

Can any body tell me wht he add @ 5:26 plz

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keekalu Posted on Sat Jul 18 2009

its pepper powder

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CraZy16shilPa Posted on Tue Sep 15 2009

the purpose of melting the jaggery with water and making a syrup is to seperate the little stones tht are usually found in jaggery.

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