Sakkarai Pongal is a common Sweet Recipe made all round the year. Sakkarai Pongal is a sweet Rice Recipe, made out of jaggery, rice, ghee and dhal. It is made easily by using pressure cooker. It is flavored by adding Cashew, Raisins and Cardamom.
Sakkarai Pongal is the main dish made during the Thai Pongal festival. Sakkarai Pongal is offered to the Sun God during the Thai Pongal Celebrations. Usually the Thai Pongal Sakkarai Pongal is prepared using the new raw rice in a new mud pot.
Sakkarai Pongal can be made round the year as a sweet recipe and can go well with all celebrations. It is ideal for morning tiffin.
Sakkarai Pongal is easy to make and the richness can be added by using more of dried fruits and ghee. Now let us see how to make
- Raw rice – 1 cup
- Pasiparuppu (greengram dal) – 1tblsp
- Jaggery – 1 1/2 cup
- Water – 4 cup
- Ghee – 3 tblsp
- Cashew – 10
- Dry grapes – 10
- Cardamom – 2
Wash rice and dal well. Pressure cook rice and dal in the pressure cooker for three whistles.
Grate the jaggery and take 2 cups. Add little water to jaggery and boil in the gas stove.
Then strain the impurities and take the syrup.
Add Jaggery syrup to the cooked rice and mix well and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes.
Heat ghee in a pan and add cashew, dry grapes and cardamom and fry well. Add this to the pongal and serve hot.