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Chakkarai Pongal Recipe

Chakkarai Pongal Recipe

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    Cooking Sakkarai pongal is compulsary for Hindus around the world who celebrates Pongal festival. Here's the recipe for a yummy Chakkarai Pongal.


    Ingredients: 


    1 cup of raw rice
    1/4 cup of moong dhal
    3 cups of milk 
    1 cup of water
    4 crushed cardamom pods 
    4 tablespoon of ghee 
    10 to 12 cashews
    10 - 12 Raisins
    1/2 cup grated jaggery


    Method:


    1. In a pan, roast the Moong dhal for about 2 to 3 minutes.

    2. Add the roasted moong dhal, rice, milk and water to a pressure cooker and let it cook for approximately 5 whistles on a medium flame. Please do not leave it on high flame.
     
    3. Mix the grated jiggery with ¼ cup of water and set it aside. 

    4. Once the pressure is released, mash the rice-dhal mixture while it is still hot.

    5. Using a large, thick bottom pan, add 2 tablespoon of ghee and roast the cashews and the raisins.

    6. Add the jaggery-water mixture into the pan and wait till it boils.

    7. Sprinkle some cardamom powder and add the mashed rice-dhal. 

    8. Mix well and add the remaining ghee.



    Picture Credit: Cook with Sneha and Shamis Passion

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