Pongal is held to honor the sun for a bountiful harvest. Pongal is celebrate by Tamil community every where in the world. Thats why pongal is called Tamilar Thirunal. This sweet rice is mainly prepared during pongal festival with rice, dal, jaggery and milk and stirred continuously until the content turns to a porridge. It is richly flavored and garnished with cardamom, nutmeg and cashews with lots of ghee.It is called as sweet pongal, chakkara pongal. lets see the easy recipe of chakkara sweet pongal pudding recipe.


This special pudding is traditionally prepared in an earthen pot.Now let us see how to make the simple and easy way of making the most relished sweet pongal (pudding).

  Cook Time  : Under 30 Minutes

  Prep Time : Under 30 Minutes

  Serves        : 6 People

  Yield           : Filling lunch for 3, serves 5 as snack


  • Raw rice-1 cup          pongal recipe
  • Moong dal -a handful
  • Jaggery-1  1/2 cups
  • Milk-2 cups
  • Water-2 cups
  • Condensed milk-1 tin
  • Cardamon powder-1 tbsp
  • Ghee-1 cup
  • Ghee fried cashew-nuts& raisins a handful
  • Ghee fried coconut bits


  1. Wash the green gram  dal and rice nicely.Dry roast rice and dal together until the rice turns white.
  2. Transfer it to a pressure cooker and add milk,water,half the ghee,a pinch of salt to enrich the flavor and pressure cook for 3 whistles or until soft like pudding.sweet pongal garnish
  3. In a wide bottomed kadai, heat the brown sugar(jaggery) with half a cup water.when it melts add it to the cooked rice and stir well together with the condensed milk,cardamon powder,roasted nuts and the remaining ghee.The more ghee you add the best taste you will ever have.Keep in low flame until all mingles and form a smooth pudding.
  4. This sweet pongal is sure a divine delight with rich aromas….
  5. If you want to make both Ven Pongal(savor variety) and Sweet Pongal.Divide the boiled and mashed rice and dal into two halves continue one half of the rice with VEN PONGAL RECIPE.Other part of rice with sweet pongal.Its one of the festival recipe of  sankranti dishes served to god.The sweet rice pudding with rich cardamon flavor is soft and melt in mouth variety of dish.This sweet glutinous rice,Sweet Rice Pudding Recipes is kids friendly too.

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  1. Very easy to cook and prepared on the auspicious day of Makarasankramana. Excellent, mouth is watering.

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