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Sakkarai Pongal

Sakkarai pongal is a sweet dish prepared during pongal festival along with VenPongal.
Below is the directions to prepare sweet pongal

1. Raw rice – 3/4 cup
2. Moong dal – 1/4 cup
3. Jaggery – 1/4 cup(powdered)
4. Cardamom – 4 pods or 1 teaspoon(powdered)
5. Raisins – 1 teaspoon
6. Cashew nuts – 8-10
7. Ghee – 1 tablespoon

1. Dry roast moong dal for 2-3 mins and keep it aside.
2. Wash the rice thoroughly and pressure cook rice and moong dal together by adding 4-5 cups of water. Allow around 6 whistles in the pressure cooker.
3. Take a pan and add 1/4 cup of water. Add powdered jaggery to it and allow it to boil for 5 mins.
4. Add mashed rice and dal mixture to it and mix it.
5. Allow the mixture to cook for 5 mins, add ghee and cardamom powder to it.
6. In a separate pan, add a teaspoon ghee and fry raisins and cashew one after another and add it to the rice and dal mixture.

– When jaggery melts in water, filter the mixture to take out any impurities in jaggery, then boil it.


Avalakki uppukari


1. Beaten rice/Avalakki/Poha – 1.5 cup

2. Onion – 1 (finely chopped)

3. Green chillies – 1 (finely chopped)

4. Coriander leaves – as required. (finely chopped)

5. Curry leaves – as required.

6. Grated coconut – 1.5 tablespoon.

7. Salt – as required.

8. Mustard seeds and urad dal – for seasoning.


1. Mix finely chopped onion, coriander leaves, green chillies, grated coconut thoroughly by adding required amount of salt.

2. Season it with mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves. Mix well.

3. Now add avalakki to it and mix thoroughly.

The above said ingredients serves 2 people.