Sweet Pongal – Sarkarai Pongal


Sweet Pongal - Sarkarai Pongal

Rice cooked with milk and jaggery
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Tamil
Servings 2 people



  • Wash and soak rice in 4 cups of water for half hour.
  • Pressure cook rice for 5 whistles. Let the pressure settle by itself.
  • In the meantime, heat jaggery with 1/2 cup of water till the jaggery melts completely. Filter the jaggery syrup through a clean cloth to remove impurities.
  • Once the pressure settles down, open the cooker and add the melted jaggery to the cooked rice and mix well.
  • Add milk and cook till the mixture is well cooked taking care not to let the pongal overflow from the vessel.
  • Meanwhile heat ghee in a wok and fry the cashews and raisins and add to the pongal. Add the cardamom powder and a pinch of salt and mix well.
  • Sweet pongal is ready and serve hot.
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  • Happy cooking 🙂
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Response (1)
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    sneha March 3, 2010

    Hey sujee, i am a student in usa and this is an excellent festive recipe for beginners like me. keep posting.

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