Friday, January 13, 2012

Sweet Pongal Recipe / Happy Pongal & Sankaranti / Chakkarai Pongal

Jayanthy Kumaran | 05:13 | | |




Sweet Pongal Recipe  

Dear Friends,

As you joyfully celebrate the colorful festival of Pongal, with a lot of fervor and cheer, this warm greetings comes your way, with a world of good wishes for every joy and happiness.

Wishing you & your family a very prosperous Pongal..!!!



Sweet Pongal / Chakkarai Pongal is one of the delicious dishes prepared on the occasion of PONGAL FESTIVAL. This festival is celebrated to honor the  Sun god  for a bountiful harvest and is celebrated by Tamil Communtiy everywhere in the world.

In this traditional recipe, rice is cooked with lentil and milk together in ghee and jaggery.


Try this tasty & quick version of Sweet Pongal..:)

Ingredients:


·         Rice                              - 1 cup
·         Moong dal                    - ¼ cup
·         Milk                              - ½ cup
·         Ghee                            - ½ cup
·         Cashew                        - ¼ cup
·         Raisins                         - ¼ cup
·         Cardamoms                  - 3 to 4
·         Jaggery                        - 1 ½ cup

Method:


1.     Dry roast moong dal until it starts to change its color.
2.     Then soak rice and dhal for 10 minutes.
3.     Add 2 ½  cups of water, milk, ghee and cook till the rice becomes tender.

4.     Roast  cashew, raisins and cardamom in ghee to golden.

5.     In a separate pan take water and add jaggery to it.


6.     Heat it till the later melts completely & forms a syrup consistency.


7.     Strain it through a strainer to remove impurities.
8.     Mash the cooked rice dhal mixture and mix the jaggery syrup.
9.     Stir well by adding warm ghee.
10.  Add  golden roasted cashew, raisins and cardamom.


11.  Combine by stirring gently.


12.  Serve hot with lipsmacking  crispy Vada  combination.


Have a Happy Pongal..:)


With Best Wishes,

68 comments:

  1. Happy Ponga, it looks like fun, can I come and join you? LOL Diane

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  2. looks delicious...happy pongal!!

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  3. Happy Ponggal! I ate this dishes before... I like it!

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  4. Happy Pongal..........sweet pongal luks yummy

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  5. Happy Pongal.. love the clicks... banana leaf adds a nice look to the dish

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  6. Happy Pongal...this looks yumm...

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  7. Pongal looks delicious! Let me try your recipe for the festival this time..
    Wish you Happy Pongal :)

    Cheers!
    Vani

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  8. Happy Shankranthi Jay! Pongal looks delicious!

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  9. lovely recipe..awesome clicks..Happy pongal

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  10. Hope you enjoy the festival and have a prosperous one ! That dish looks really interesting much more like our Filipino dish but without the gorgeous spices , nuts & fruits ;D

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  11. Happy Pongal to you too, Jay! The sakkarai pongal looks absolutely gorgeous and delicious.

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  12. Happy Sankranti to you dear. Pongal looks awesome.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  13. Wiash you happy Pongal too.

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  14. Happy Holidays :)
    1st I though it is some sort of rice pudding :D
    Love it

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  15. yummy recipe...I will try it soon....This makes me drool..Bookmarking it..

    happy pongal

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  16. This looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Super delicious,thanks for sharing..

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  18. Looks delicious..
    but where is the Festival? India?

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  19. Thanks for sharing your love..
    its nice to get a word of encouragement from you friends..:)

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  20. Yes Mane..also celebrated all over worldwide by Indians..:)

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  21. Happy pongal dear......Super delicious festival spl..love it

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  22. looks yummy.........
    Happy Pongal!!!!!!!!!

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  23. that looks yummy..very nice recipe..happy pongal!!

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  24. Nice recipe.......Wish you a Happy Pongal.

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  25. yummy pongal, looks delicious Jay..please grab an award from my space :)

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  26. Hmmm. I am not sure about this one. I have honestly made 2 different dishes from your blog. Thanks! They haven't come out nearly as nice as yours.

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  27. Wish you happy Pongal!. This is a delicius recipe.
    Good day

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  28. Happy Pongal Wishes Jay, sakkara pongal looks simply irresistible.

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  29. Thanks for the honour Shoba..:)

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  30. Thanks everyone for taking time to leave ur valuable thoughts..:)
    Wishing you a very happy pongal..!

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  31. Happy Pongal. I am getting ready to make pongal.

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  32. Que rico tiene que estar este arroz, tus platos me causan mucha curiosidad y unas ganas de probarlos tremendas :)

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  33. delicious looking pongal
    happy pongal

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  34. Happy Pongal...Super yummy recipe..

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  35. Just mouthwatering...looks so fresh & delicious...have a sweet pongal!

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  36. happy pongal! had the exact same thing today! hehe... looks yum!

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  37. Happy Pongal Jay. Had this today that my mother-in-law made for us. Your pics look delicious

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  38. Happy Pongal Jay! The dish is looking so delicious and very tempting!
    There is an award waiting to be collected by you, on my blog.
    http://easyfoodsmith.blogspot.com/

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  39. Happy Pongal Jay...Your pongal looks vibrant and yum!

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  40. I hope the Pongal I make tomorrow turns out like this too! Absolutely mouth watering!

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  41. Buenísima receta, Jay. Un arroz de postre y no es el clásico español, arroz con leche...

    Enhorabuena por la creatividad.
    Gracias por compartir la receta.
    Un saludo.
    Juan Carlos.

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  42. Not sure about this one. But my friends loved one of your earlier recipe. I noticed it had been shared on my FB account. So that is a good thing. Have a great day!

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  43. looks interesting ...will try it soon :)

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  44. Delicious Sweet Pongal, very tempting :)

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  45. Happy Sankranti
    Happy Pongal sweet pongal

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  46. Lovely one Jay. A very Happy Pongal to you.

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  47. It does look delicious for sure, thanks for posting.

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  48. it looks like quite a good combination of ingredients! I've never heard of it but it seems like a rice pudding with more delicious ingredients

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  49. Mindenesetre nagyon érdekes édesség:)

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  50. happy pongal jay!
    sweet and simple.haven't tried it. is the rice basmati?

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  51. hi jay, never seen this dish before and you do have a lot of celebrations throughout the year.
    have a nice day

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  52. Great post Jay, sweet pongal looks delicious. I am announcing Valentines Special – my 1st blog event and a Giveaway.!. Please do be a part of it and send in your recipes..! :)

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  53. oh this looks great with those cashews!

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  54. Jay,
    Happy pongal. Looks super delicious, Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    Catarina!

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  55. Happy pongal, Jay. This looks delicious and I love cashews.

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  56. This one lookalikes our Chinese dim sum - loh mai kai in Cantonese.

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  57. Pongal looks so very yum,wish I could virtually taste it.Hope you had a wonderful Pongal.

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  58. What a delicious and healthy recipe! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  59. irresistable & droooolworthy.

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  60. it's drooling...

    a biteful visit from Philippines. :)

    http://ohbite.blogspot.com/2012/01/be-real-barako-with-baklava.html

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  61. Drooling here...yummy looking

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  62. Hermosa y deliciosa receta me encanta,sabrosa y hermoso plato,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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  63. HAPPY PONGAL, JEYANTHI!!!

    Missing the blog world.... Got caught up with other things... Hope to come back soon.

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  64. oh! this i have to try :)

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  65. Happy Pongal Jay....yummy sweet pongal

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  66. Awww that was pretty cool. I like the looks of your pongal recipe, look so delish and tempting, makes me crave for something sweet.

    My best pongal greetings to you and your family.
    Anne Walker @
    http://messages.365greetings.com/pongal/pongal-wishes.html

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