Sweet Pongal

Sweet Pongal

Special dish which is made during the Tamil festival of pongal. However, it's quite filling and can be enjoyed otherwise too.

Kavita Srinivasan


  1. 1 Cup Rice
  2. ½ Cup Green Gram
  3. 1 Cup Milk
  4. 3 Cups Jaggery
  5. 4 Tablespoons Ghee
  6. 2 Tablespoons Cashewnuts
  7. 2 Tablespoons Raisins
  8. 5 Cardamom (powdered)
  9. 2 Cloves (powdered)
  10. 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon (powdered)
  11. 1 Nutmeg (powdered)
  12. 2 1/2 Cups Water


60 mins
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    Cook rice and green gram in milk and water.

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    In a saucepan, put jaggery and pour the water. Heat it and let the jaggery melt in the water.

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    If there are any impurities, remove them and continue heating the jaggery syrup. Heat it till it's a little sticky.

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    Add the cooked rice and dal to jaggery. Add the powdered cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Mix all thoroughly.

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    Heat the ghee and fry the cashews and raisins in it. Add it to the pongal.

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    Switch off the heat and serve the sweet pongal hot or cold.

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