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Kalkandu Pongal Recipe

Delicious sweet pongal made with kalkandu. This kalkandu pongal is melt in mouth and taste so delicious.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • Raw Rice / Pacharisi - ½ cup You can use any rice
  • Milk - 2 cup
  • Kalkandu / Sugar Candy - ⅓ cup or adjust as you like
  • Cardamom Powder / Yelakai Podi - 1 tsp
  • Ghee - 1 tblspn
  • Cashew - 2 tblspn
  • Kishmish / Sultanas - 2 tblspn


  • Take kalkandu in a mixer and powder it finely.Set aside till use.
  • Take raw rice in a bowl and wash it well. Drain the water and take the rice in pressure cooker. Add milk to it, cook this for 5 whistle, simmer the flame and cook for 10 mins. Now turn off the heat and let the pressure go all by itself. Open the pressure cooker and mix the rice with a spoon.
  • Put this cooker back on heat and reduce the flame to a low.
  • Add Powdered kalkadu to the hot rice and mix well. Keep this on low flame and mix well. Cook till the mix is thick.
  • Now melt some ghee in a kadai and fry some cashews and sultanas.
  • Now add in the fried nuts and cardamom powder to the rice and mix well.
  • Serve hot.



1)If you cannot find raw rice, you can use any rice you like.
2) Adjust the sweet level as you like.
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