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Sweet Pongal Recipe | Chakkara Pongali | Sakkarai Pongal Recipe

Chakarai pongal or chakkara pongali , Sweet pongal with step by step pictures and video. It is generally prepared in temples as a prasadam, (an offering made to a deity). This type of pongal is made during the Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu and during Sankranthi festival in Andhra Pradesh.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 566 kcal


  • 1 cup Raw Rice
  • ½ cup Yellow Split Moong Dal
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 cups Jaggery
  • 1 cup Water
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Dry Ginger Powder
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder
  • ½ cup Ghee
  • 10 Cashews
  • 4 tbsp Kishmish
  • a pinch edible camphor


  • In a pressure cooker. Add in moong dal and roast them on low heat till light golden brown and fragrant.
  • Remove this to a bowl. Add rice and wash them well.
  • Take this back in pressure cooker, add in salt, water, milk and 1 tbsp ghee. Cover and pressure cook for 3 whistle. Turn off the heat and let the steam release by itself.
  • Meanwhile take jaggery and water in a sauce pan. Bring it to a boil. Cook this for 5 mins till it thickens lightly.
  • Now strain this into the cooked rice and mix well.
  • Add in ghee little at a time around 2 tbsp and keep cooking on medium low heat for 8 to 10 mins.
  • Now add in cardamom powder, ginger powder, edible camphor and mix well.
  • Heat remaining ghee in a pan. Fry cashews and kishmish till golden brown. Pour this over the pongal and mix well.
  • Serve hot.


Nutrition Facts
Sweet Pongal Recipe | Chakkara Pongali | Sakkarai Pongal Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 servings)
Calories 566 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 221mg10%
Potassium 114mg3%
Carbohydrates 95g32%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 70g78%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 66IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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