Sakar Pongal (Iyengar Spl)

Sakar Pongal, my mom makes it very well, and i got the recipe from her and tried out at my home, it came out in the same way as my mom did !!! cool na -:) So friends, i have posted the ingredients and recipe of the same. Go ahead, try it out. Do not forget to tell me how it was! Yummy !

Prep Time : 10 Mins
Cook Time : 20 Mins


  • Rice/Akki/Arashi - 1 cup (I have used here sonamasoori)
  • Moong dal/Hesarubele/Paithparppu - 2 tbsp 
  • Jaggery/Bella/Vellu – 2 cups (adjust as per taste)
  • Freshcoconut/Thenginturi/Thenga – 2 tbsp 
  • Drycoconut / vankobri thuri / Kobri – 2-1/2 tbsp 
  • Ghee – 200 grms
  • Cardamom powder - 1/4tsp
  • Cashews – 2 tspn, pieces
  • Raisins – 2 tspn
  1. Wash rice and dry fry little bit Moong dal and mix them
  2. Add 3 cups or more (if required) of water & Set the pressure cooker , cook until 4 whistle. Switch off and wait for pressure off
  1. Take a heavy bottom pan and set it on low flame on the stove
  2. Add jaggery and little bit water (1 tbsp) to the pan and let it boil & melt and become bubbles/froth
  3. Add coconut and dry coconut to the pan and let it boil for 10 mins on low flame stir constantly 
  4. Add Ghee to the pan, stir constantly. once ghee mixed well and begin to leaves the pan
  5. Add the cooked rice and moong dal to the pan mix well
  6. Keep stirring on low flame for 10 mins then add cardamom powder. Do not over cook it becomes rice hard (ಗಟ್ಟಿ) 
  7. In a small pan add a 1 tsp of ghee fry cashews and raisings keep aside
  8. Add them into pongal stir. Close the lid turn off the flame. After few mins stir well
  9. Serve hot with ghee.

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