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sweet pongal recipe
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chakkara pongal | sakarai pongal |sweet pongal recipe

sakkarai pongal recipe is a prasad eaten during Pongal or Makar Sankranti in south India. Here is a recipe which uses brown rice along with gur or jaggery to make this yummy sweet khichdi.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: bellam pongali, brown rice khichdi with jaggery, chakkara pongali, sakkara pongal, sakkarai pongal recipe, sweet pongal recipe
Servings: 4


  • frying pan
  • pressure cooker


  • ½ cup brown rice
  • ¼ cup moong dal
  • 1 tbsp. ghee
  • 3 cups water

For jaggery syrup

  • cup jaggery /coconut sugar/ palm sugar/ gur
  • cup water

For garnish

  • 2 tbsp. ghee
  • handful raisins and cashews
  • 6-7 saffron strands
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder /elaichi powder


  • Wash and soak brown rice for 30 minutes.Dry roast moong dal in a pressure cooker.
  •  Later add 1 tbsp. ghee in a pressure cooker and add the dry roasted dal to it.
  • 3. Cook it for 3-4 minutes until it is light(not dark) brown.
  • Now add soaked brown rice to it along with 3 cups water. Let it cook over a medium flame for unto 6 whistles. Note: White rice takes lesser time to cook.
  • Mash it once the pressure releases.

For jaggery syrup

  • Boil water and add jaggery to it along with cardamom powder and saffron strands.
  •  Add jaggery syrup to dal rice mixture and mix well.
  • In 2 tbsp. oil fry the nuts of your choice like cashews,raisins or almonds. Garnish and serve immediately.