Kovil Sakkarai Pongal | Sweet Pongal Recipe

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This Kovil Sakkarai Pongal / Sweet Pongal Recipe is my first post in www.asmallbite.com and hence thought of posting this traditional sweet recipe. As an amateur in the blogging world, I have tried to provide this simple recipe with step-wise pictures and hope this will be useful to all. Please share your valuable comments in this blog so that it will be helpful to improve my blog.

Kovil Sakkarai Pongal

Kovil Sakkarai Pongal

Kovil Sakkarai Pongal | Sweet Pongal Recipe

Recipe Cuisine: South Indian | Recipe Category: Sweet / Festive Recipes
Preparation + Cook Time:  45 Mins | Serves : 3
  • Raw Rice – ½ Cup
  • Moong Dal – 3 to 4 tblsp
  • Jaggery – ½ Cup or little more
  • Elachi – 2
  • Cloves – 1
  • Nutmeg Powder – 1 Pinch
  • Cashew / Raisins – 5 to 6 Each
  • Edible Camphor – 1 Pinch (optional)
  • Saffron – Few Strands (optional)
  • Salt – A Small Pinch
  • Water – 2 ¼ to 2 ½ Cup
  • Ghee – 3 to 4 tblsp
1. Heat ½ tsp of ghee, fry cashews, raisins, cloves and elachi. Switch off flame, add nutmeg powder and give a quick stir. Keep by side.
2. In the same kadai, roast moong dal till golden brown. Wash rice and pressure cook dal and rice with water and salt for 5 whistles.
3. Mash it well. In a kadai pour little water and add powder jaggery. Heat and melt it.
4. Strain through a filter and pour over the mashed rice. Cook the pongal in medium flame for 5 minutes. Add ghee at regular intervals. Finally add fried cashews, raisins, cloves, elaichi and saffron soaked in little warm milk.
Tasty pongal is ready, serve hot with ghee drizzled on top.
Sweet Pongal Recipe

Sweet Pongal Recipe


1. Don’t add edible camphor or nutmeg powder more than mentioned, it gives bitterness to the Sweet pongal recipe. 
2. Use ‘Paagu Vellam’ to get dark colour pongal  
3. Use good quality ghee for nice flavour. Also add little more ghee than mentioned to get soft and rich pongal.  
4. Add little warm milk if the pongal is dry. 
5. Old rice require more water, new rice need little less water, so add water accordingly.

Kovil Sakkarai Pongal

Kovil Sakkarai Pongal

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Comments (2)

  1. posted by Santha Mohan on October 19, 2015

    Nice recipe and a good start. Congrats keep going.

  2. posted by Knath m on October 21, 2015

    Cooking steps are easy to follow. Well written. Congrats.


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