Sweet Pongal Recipe / Happy Pongal & Sankaranti / Chakkarai Pongal

13 Jan 2012










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,
Jay


68 Yummy Comments:

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

Happy Pongal..this looks amazing.

Kurryleaves said...

looks delicious...happy pongal!!

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

faseela said...

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

Roshni said...

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

Hima Raj said...

Happy Pongal...this looks yumm...

Recipe world said...

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

Cheers!
Vani

Shri said...

Happy Shankranthi Jay! Pongal looks delicious!

Ramya said...

lovely recipe..awesome clicks..Happy pongal

Anne Regalado said...

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

Rathai said...

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

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Happy Sankranti to you dear. Pongal looks awesome.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Archana said...

Wiash you happy Pongal too.

LoLy said...

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

Aarthi said...

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

happy pongal

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

Marti said...

This looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Suja said...

Super delicious,thanks for sharing..

Mané said...

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

Jay said...

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

Jay said...

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

maha said...

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

@lekshmi said...

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

Poonam Borkar said...

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

Alpana said...

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

Sobha Shyam said...

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

BragonDorn said...

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.

Marus said...

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

Priya said...

Happy Pongal Wishes Jay, sakkara pongal looks simply irresistible.

Jay said...

Thanks for the honour Shoba..:)

Jay said...

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

Srimathi said...

Happy Pongal. I am getting ready to make pongal.

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

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking pongal
happy pongal

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Happy Pongal...Super yummy recipe..

Kalyan P said...

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

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

La @ FoodSlice said...

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

easyfoodsmith said...

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/

Mélange said...

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

radha said...

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

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.

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!

looks interesting ...will try it soon :)

Delicious Sweet Pongal, very tempting :)

SM said...

Happy Sankranti
Happy Pongal sweet pongal

Lovely one Jay. A very Happy Pongal to you.

anthony stemke said...

It does look delicious for sure, thanks for posting.

beti said...

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

Roza said...

Mindenesetre nagyon érdekes édesség:)

Sini Cherian said...

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

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

Anzz said...

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..! :)

Simply Life said...

oh this looks great with those cashews!

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

Catarina!

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

Sheoh Yan said...

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

Vidhya said...

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

Miriam said...

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

Loveforfood said...

irresistable & droooolworthy.

Spiky said...

it's drooling...

a biteful visit from Philippines. :)

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

Emily Malloy said...

Deeelish!

divya said...

Drooling here...yummy looking

Rosita Vargas said...

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

Chitra said...

HAPPY PONGAL, JEYANTHI!!!

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

shilpa said...

oh! this i have to try :)

Faseela Noushad said...

Happy Pongal Jay....yummy sweet pongal

annewalker said...

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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