Cooking time: 1 hour
Serves: 4 persons

This sweet recipe is cooked during sankaranti or any auspicious days as neiveidhya to God. Jaggery is good substitute for white sugar, cardamom powder is good for digestion, rice is rich in carbohydrate, moong dal is rich in protein and ghee is a good for lubricator or brain if used in small amount. So this is tasty as well as healthy recipe. Let us see how this is done.


  • Raw rice 200g
  • Split moong dal 100g
  • Milk 100 ml
  • Jaggery 500g
  • Cardamom powder 1 spoon
  • Ghee 100 g
  • Water 1 cup of rice needs 3 cups of water
  • Cashew nut 10-12 fired in ghee.


Wash and drain rice and dal. Pressure cook until 5-6 whistles so that it is cooked well.

In the meantime crush jaggery and dissolve in just enough water and drain to remove any dirt/dust.

Keep in stove in a heavy bottomed vessel or cooker and boil jaggery. When 1-string consistency has arrived stir in cooked rice and dal mix and mix well so that rice and jaggery mix well. Add milk and little water if needed and ghee and mix well. Cook in low flame stirring often. When everything mixes well add cardamom powder and fried nuts and mix well and pour some ghee on top of it.
Now hot sweet pongal is ready to serve.

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