Sweet Pongal Recipe

Sweet pongal recipe | sakkarai pongal recipe | chakkara pongal recipe

How to make sweet pongal recipe ?

Sweet pongal recipe also known as sakkarai pongal recipe | chakkara pongal recipe is used to make on festival occasions. This is my favorite pongal recipe. I have already shared how to make ven pongal recipe.  Learn how to prepare sweet pongal recipe with simple steps.

Ingredients for sweet pongal recipe:

  • Raw rice (pacharisi) – 1 cup
  • Jaggery (crushed) – 1 cup
  • Raisins – 15 grams
  • Cashew nuts – 15 grams
  • Ghee – 5 spoons
  • Cardamom – 3 no’s
  • Honey – 1 spoon
  • Water to boil rice

Steps to cook Sweet pongal recipe:

  1. First wash the raw rice in water twice, then add water and soak for 10 minutes.
  2. Switch on the stove place a pan and add 2 cups of water then allow it to boil.
  3. When water boiling add raw rice then close the lid and allow it to cook up to 10 minutes. (After 5 minutes gap add cardamom powder and mix well)
  4. Now check the rice whether it is cooked or not.
  5. Next add crushed jaggery and mix well. then cook in a low flame until the jaggery merged well with rice. (Add 2 spoons ghee in this mixture to give good aroma and non sticky)
  6. At this stage take a pan now add three spoons ghee when it is heated add raisins and cashew then fry until it will become golden colour.
  7. Now add the fried cashews, raisins and 1 spoon honey in Chakkara pongal and mix well.
  8. Now simple and delicious traditional sweet pongal recipe is ready to serve.


  • In this recipe I didn’t fry the rice and not adding moong dal.
  • According to your taste you can fry the moong dal and raw rice and prepare this Chakkarai pongal. (It gives another sweet taste of pongal)
  • different style of sweet pongal recipe methods available like kovil sakkarai pongal recipe, sakkarai pongal brahmin recipe style (sakkarai pongal recipe iyengar) and sweet pongal recipe with sugar. This is a Kongu nadu  style simple Chakkarai pongal recipe.
  • There are two type’s jaggeries available in stores, one in dark brown colour and another in light brown colour.
  • Dark colour jaggery gives thick colour but less amount of sweet taste, light colour jaggery gives sweeter and less colour of pongal so according to this take jaggery level correctly.
  • Here I put jaggery raw, u can add filtered jaggery.
  • few people prepare sweet pongal recipe with jaggery and milk
  • More vegetarian recipes from Famous Indian recipes = > Curd Rice recipeThiruvathirai kali recipeAval upma recipeRava kichadi recipe


2 responses to “Sweet pongal recipe | sakkarai pongal recipe | chakkara pongal recipe”

  1. This recipe sounds delish! Love the nuts and sweets combo.

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