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sweet pongal

Sweet Pongal Recipe

Sweet Pongal or Sakkarai Pongal is a traditional South Indian dessert made with rice and lentils sweetened with Jaggery.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword sweet pongal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Calories 3746 kcal
Author Puja


  • 1 Cup Raw Rice cleaned and washed
  • 1/2 Cup Moong Dal cleaned and washed
  • 2 tbsp Chana Dal cleaned and soaked
  • 2 cup Jaggery grated or powdered (or to taste)
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh coconut chopped
  • 20 nos Cashew Nuts
  • 20 nos Raisins
  • 1 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 5 tbsp Ghee
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 6-7 Glass of Water or as required to cook


  1. Take a pressure cooker to add milk and 6-7 glass of water. Let it boil.
  2. Now add rice, moong dal and soaked chana dal to it and cook until done or say 3 whistles.(let the pressure release on its own)
  3. Once it's cooked mash it well.
  4. Now add grated jaggery and cardamom powder to it.
  5. Keep the cooker on low flame for 15 mins mixing frequently.

  6. Heat ghee in a pan fry cashew nuts, chopped coconut and raisins in ghee and when it turns golden brown add it to the Sakkarai Pongal.
  7. Now pour ghee with dry fruits to sweet Pongal and mix well.
  8. Sweet Pongal is ready to be served now.

Recipe Notes

Do not compromise on the quantity of ghee.

You can serve hot or cold.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Pongal Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3746 Calories from Fat 873
% Daily Value*
Fat 97g149%
Saturated Fat 57g356%
Cholesterol 204mg68%
Sodium 99mg4%
Potassium 2101mg60%
Carbohydrates 658g219%
Fiber 26g108%
Sugar 422g469%
Protein 50g100%
Vitamin A 316IU6%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 476mg48%
Iron 15mg83%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.