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Nov 4, 2008

Sweet Pongal (Chakra Pongali)

Sweet Pongal

I know I am posting this so late. This is one of the delicious treats that are prepared during festivals. I made this sweet pongal on Diwali day. Check out my version of this sweet pongal.

  • 1 cup Rice, uncooked

  • ½ cup Split Moong Dal (Pesara Pappu, Yellow Lentils)

  • 2 cups Sugar

  • 3 cups Milk

  • 1 tsp Cashews

  • 1 tsp Raisins

  • ¼ tsp Cardamom Seeds

  • 1 tsp Ghee (Clarified Butter)

Sweet Pongal


Mix rice and dal together, wash well and pressure cook till cooked. Don’t add any salt.

Meanwhile, in a non-stick bowl or thick bottomed bowl, heat ghee and add cashews along with cardamom seeds and fry till the cashews turn golden brown in color. Then add raisins along with milk and sugar and mix well.

Leave the milk and sugar mixture on the stove for some time on a medium flame until the milk boils and starts to thicken. Keep stirring now and then.

Later add the cooked rice and dal mixture to the boiling milk and mix very well. Leave it again for on a low flame for 2 minutes and switch off the flame.

Enjoy this sweet pongal either at room temperature or cold.

Sweet Pongal

This is my contribution to “Festive Food: Diwali” hosted by Priti.

I am also sending this to Srivalli's "Rice Mela".


jayasree said... [Reply]

Pongal looks creamy and delish. I use jaggery instead of sugar with tthe same ingredients.

ST said... [Reply]

Chakri pongal looks divine and yumm yumm Uma:)

Unknown said... [Reply]

yum yum yummy looks so creamy uma nice entry for the event

Lavanya Raj said... [Reply]

Uma..i could'nt resist myself..Divine chakra pongal!

Finla said... [Reply]

It looks so yumm. Love the second picture.
Send it to sirivalli for her rice mela too

Unknown said... [Reply]

looks delicious..love it..I make it for most of the festivals..

Ramya Vijaykumar said... [Reply]

Lovely and delicious looking Sweet pongal...

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Looks yummy and delicious.

Mahimaa's kitchen said... [Reply]

looks tooooo yummmyy

anudivya said... [Reply]

Not too late! We have pongal coming up in a couple of months.. so this looks perfect.

Sangeeth said... [Reply]

as anu said perfect for Pongal uma...my fav sweet!

Unknown said... [Reply]

This looks nice and too delicious Uma.I make it the same way!

Cham said... [Reply]

Wow, what a delicious feast Uma! Absolutely creamy and gorgeous!

Laavanya said... [Reply]

The milk must give it such a creamy taste :)

lubnakarim06 said... [Reply]

Simple and yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy.

kamala said... [Reply]

I am coming straight to ur home..As a sweet lover how can i resist this..Looks Soooooooooo lovely.

Uma said... [Reply]

Thank you all for your sweet comments!

@Happy Cook: Thanks for reminding me about rice mela. Updated the post with a link to it.

raaji said... [Reply]

love th recipe.......so simple

Usha said... [Reply]

This is delicious Uma...good one..

Bhawana said... [Reply]

nice sweet pongal Uma. Good entry for the event. I have not yet tried making sweet upma.

AnuSriram said... [Reply]

Hope u had a wonderful diwali as sweet as this sweet pongal!

ranji said... [Reply]

i love love love pongal but i am yet to make one on my own...my mom used to prepare during festivals...i have eaten the solid square ones..i have never come aross a payasam version of it..good one!!!:)

Unknown said... [Reply]

wow.. looks nice & delcious... nice entry Uma..

Unknown said... [Reply]

Hey I had this once in my friends house,It was awesome.

Silvia - Magnolia Wedding Planner said... [Reply]

Uma dear your dishes are always so tasty! really great!
You are so talented in cooking!
Thanks for sharing and for the stunning photos!
have a good day honey

Vijitha said... [Reply]

Looks lovely n creamy! yummmmmmy

Raks said... [Reply]

Seeing your pongal I got tempted,feel like making and eating now!!
I have an award for you,Pls Accept:)

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Yummy Uma :) Great entries!

Pavani said... [Reply]

it looks really nice,diyas look great..

Indranee Batabyal said... [Reply]

What a lovely dish...love it! I have a gift 4 u in my blog.

Adlak's tiny world said... [Reply]

Ye Uma u r not too late for the recepi u r tooooo early for the Pongal festive comming on January dear. ha ha ha

so creamy and tasty yr pongal looks.For this sweet post i m having sweet award for u in my blog. check out wen free.

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks said... [Reply]

lovely blog..

Daily Meals said... [Reply]

Wow! The pongal looks yummy...

Vijitha said... [Reply]

Hey hi Uma
I have something for you in my blog!

Deepthi Shankar said... [Reply]

looks very delicious .. am tempted yaar

mitr_bayarea said... [Reply]

Light looking chakarai pongal, I guess mine comes out much darker, because I add jaggery.

Kalai said... [Reply]

I love chakarai pongal! Yours looks delicious, Uma! :)

Vaishali said... [Reply]

The pongal looks just amazing, Uma. It is definitely one of my favorite sweets. Delicious.

Swati said... [Reply]

I'm yet to taste pongal..and can vouch for this delicious dish

Rosie said... [Reply]

This dish looks creamy and delish Uma.

Rosie x

Varun G said... [Reply]

Nice post on Pongal. Looking for more on coming days regarding Pongal. Wish u a very Happy Pongal Festival. Want to exchange link with my post.

Gayathri said... [Reply]

Excellent pics,Looks yummy

Samta said... [Reply]

awesome Uma. My mom makes it the same way - excpe she used jaggery instead of sugar. She also adds cloves to it.
I wish someone could make it for me right now............

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