Sakkarai Pongal

Sakkarai Pongal

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  • ½ cup raw rice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp moong dal
  • 3/4 cup Jaggery
  • 3 cups Water
  • ¼ cup Grated coconut
  • ¼ cup ghee
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp Dry fruits (cashews and raisins)


    Heat the rice for sometime and remove it in a bowl.
    Heat Moong Dal for sometime and keep it aside.
    Put some water into the pan and add jiggery in it and heat it.
    Stir it properly and strain it. Keep t aside.
    Boil 3 cups of water in the pan then add rice, moong dal in the water.
    Add milk and mix it properly.
    Cook it for 5 mins and add the jiggery water and coconut.
    Add some ilaichi powder and ½ tbsp Ghee.
    Cook it for 5 mins.
    Then let it cool down so that it can be mould.
    Your Pongal Sakkarai is ready to cook.
    Tips while cooking
    • It’s always better to dissolve jaggery in water and then strain to remove impurities, if any.
    • Most recipes call for moong dal only. One can also make this with chana dal as an additional ingredient. In this recipe, use 1 tbsp chana dal along with moong dal.


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