Ugadi 2022: Sakkarai Pongal or Sweet Pongal recipe

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Serves: 3

Updated: Nov 26, 2020 | 01:10 IST

Sakkarai Pongal recipe with steps: How to make Sakkarai Pongal: Happy Ugadi everyone! Let's ring in the new year with a decadent sweet. Sakkarai Pongal is a traditional sweet dish made during special occasions like Ugadi and Pongal. It is a simple yet tempting delicacy with milk, rice and jaggery preparation is also nutritionally rich. Ditch your spoons and enjoy it with your hands if you want to relish this sweet dish the traditional way! Here's an easy recipe for Sweet Pongal.


Serves 3
  • rice1 cup
  • moong dal1/2 cup
  • milk1 cup
  • jaggery2 cup
  • green cardamom As required
  • cashews1 teaspoon
  • raisins1 teaspoon
  • ghee2 teaspoon


Step 1

Add ghee in a heated pan. Add cashew nuts and raisins into it. Roast the dry fruits.

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Step 2

Add ghee into a pressure cooker. Add some moong dal in it. Put some rice into it. Mix it and pour water into it. Pour milk into it and mix. Shut the lid and cook for 5 whistles.

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Step 3

Add jaggery in a pan. Pour water in it. Let it boil. Now add the pressure cooked rice. Add some cardamom powder and mix it.

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Step 4

Add the roasted dry fruits to it. Mix it and Serve!

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