Sakkarai Pongal (Sweet Rice Pudding) By Preetha

Pongal is one of the most popular four day long harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu. It is like a Thanksgiving occasion to nature. Sakkarai Pongal is a delicacy made of newly harvested rice.

Sakkarai Pongal (Sweet Rice Pudding) By Preetha

Heat the rice for sometime and remove it in a bowl.

Heat Moong Dal for sometime and keep it aside.

Put some water into the pan and add jiggery in it and heat it.

Stir it properly and strain it. Keep t aside.

Boil 3 cups of water in the pan then add rice, moong dal in the water.

Add milk and mix it properly.

Cook it for 5 mins and add the jiggery water and coconut.

Add some ilaichi powder and ½ tbsp Ghee.

Cook it for 5 mins.

Then let it cool down so that it can be mould.

Your Pongal Sakkarai is ready to cook.

Tips while cooking

• It's always better to dissolve jaggery in water and then strain to remove impurities, if any.

• Most recipes call for moong dal only. One can also make this with chana dal as an additional ingredient. In this recipe, use 1 tbsp chana dal along with moong dal.

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