Chakkarai Pongal

by - January 16, 2011

Wish you all Happy Sankrathi Greetings to you & to your family... Here is my treat to this sankrathi......

Sweet Pongal / Chakkarai Pongal 


Raw rice - 1 cup
Moong dal - 1/3 cup
Powdered jaggery - 2 cups or to taste + 1/2 cup water
Milk - 1 1/2cups
Water - 2 cups
Cardamom powder - 1/4tsp
Broken Cashews - As required
Raisins - As required (Optional)
Ghee - 3tbs or as required.


  • Pressure cook Rice and dal with milk & water to 2 ~ 3 whistle in medium low heat.  (or)
  • In a pressure cooker add rice,dal with milk and water & allow it to boil.
  • When mixture starts to boil close the lid & put the weight and cook it in low heat for 15minutes.
  • Turn off the heat & Mean while heat jaggery with water until jaggery dissolves.
  • Open the pressure cooker lid & mash the mixture with spatula.
  • Filter the jaggery water through tea stainer & add directly to the mixture.
  • Mix well & put it back on the medium - low heat & boil along with 2tbs of Ghee. Fry cashew in remaining Ghee.
  • When pongal mixture bubbles up add Cardamon & fried cashews.
  •  Njoy Harvest Day with Chakkarai  pongal.
Sending this to  Kurinji's Pongal Feast Event

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