Iyengar Sakkarai Pongal – Sweet Pongal Recipe in Iyengar Style

Sweet pongal or sakkarai pongal recipe is a sweet recipe which made during the pongal festival. The rice is boiled with milk, jaggery and nuts in earthenware pots or bronze pots is called Sakkarai Pongal. Sakkarai Pongal is generally served as a prasadam in temples. Sakarai pongal is traditionally sweetened with jaggery, which gives the pongal a brown colour, though it can be sweetened with white sugar instead.

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This time I shared Iyengar style sweet pongal recipe under my khichdi festival. To get perfect authentic taste and flavor of this pongal, try to cook in bronze pot. In Iyengar style recipe contains camphor or edible kapooram added in a small quantity.

 

Pongal is a popular rice dish originating from Tamil Nadu. In Tamil Nadu, Pongal means to boil over or spill over. There are two varieties of pongal, Sakkarai pongal which is a sweet and Venn Pongal, which is spicy pongal and common breakfast food.

 

 

Try some other pongal recipe here:

Rava Pongal,

Ven Pongal 

 

Try some other khichdi recipe here: Balaee khichdi, Corn Khichdi, Farali Khichdi, Bajre ki Khichdi, Chana Dal Khichdi and more.

 

Ingredients for Sakkarai Pongal Recipe:

1 Cup Rice

1/4 Cup Yellow Moong Dal

2 Cups Boiled Milk

2 Cups Water

1 1/2 Cup Organic Jaggery, Crushed

1/4 Cup Desi Ghee

1/2 Tsp. Cardamom Powder

Few Cashewnuts and Raisins

 

How to make Sakkarai Pongal Recipe:

Dry roast the dal and rice in pan separately and wash them. Now heat the ghee in pressure cooker. Add washed dal and rice and roast two minutes again. Add water, milk and pinch of salt. Cover the lid and cook in cooker till to cook or 2-3 whistles. Now boil the jaggery in 1 cup water till to melt in separate pan and strain the syrup to remove impurities. Add this jaggery syrup with extra spoon of ghee, cardamom powder and mix well. Cook till to thin consistency. Add fried cashew nuts and raisins for garnishing and serve hot with extra spoon of ghee.

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Iyengar Sakkarai Pongal

Sweet pongal or sakkarai pongal recipe is a sweet recipe which made during the pongal festival. The rice is boiled with milk, jaggery and nuts in earthenware pots or bronze pots is called Sakkarai Pongal.

Course Rice
Cuisine South Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 People
Author Preeti Garg

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Rice
  • 1/4 Cup Yellow Moong Dal
  • 2 Cups Boiled Milk
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 1/2 Cup Organic Jaggery Crushed
  • 1/4 Cup Desi Ghee
  • 1/2 Tsp. Cardamom Powder
  • Few Cashewnuts and Raisins

Instructions

  1. Dry roast the dal and rice in pan separately and wash them.
  2. Heat the ghee in pressure cooker.

  3. Add washed dal and rice and roast two minutes again.
  4. Add water, milk and pinch of salt.
  5. Cover the lid and cook in cooker till to cook or 2-3 whistles.
  6. Now boil the jaggery in 1 cup water till to melt in separate pan.
  7. Strain the syrup to remove impurities.
  8. Add this jaggery syrup with extra spoon of ghee, cardamom powder and mix well. Cook till to thin consistency.
  9. Add fried cashew nuts and raisins for garnishing.
  10. Serve hot with extra spoon of ghee.

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8 thoughts on “Iyengar Sakkarai Pongal – Sweet Pongal Recipe in Iyengar Style

  1. This traditional sweet dish tastes absolutely amazing. This style of sweet pongal is popular through out the southern regions and tastes so divine with a hint of edible camphor.

  2. Having made the classic version earlier, I chose to post one with Brown rice for today.. .despite you being from the North, you have made this very well Preeti !

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