Sweet Pongal/Sihi Pongal

  • Jaggery: 1/2 glass
  • Water: 2 Glasses
  • Cardamom: 2 (crushed)
  • Grated Dry Coconut/Desiccated Coconut: 3 tbsp
Note: You can also use sugar instead of jaggery but it will not give the same taste.

For Tempering/Tadka:
  • Raisins:  8
  • Cashew Nuts: 10
  • Clarified Butter/Ghee: 2tbsp
To Pressure Cook:
  • Rice: 1/2 glass
  • Split Mung Beans/Moong Dal/Hesaru Bele: 3 tbsp
  • Water: 2 glasses

To Pressure Cook:
  • Dry roast split mung beans until it turns golden brown.
  • Pressure cook the rice, split mung beans & water for 3 whistles.
  • Let it cool before opening the lid.
  • In a pan add water & Jaggery. Let jaggery melt & when it starts boiling.
  • Add cooked rice & split mung beans, mix well.
  • Add desiccated coconut.
  • Keep stirring in between to avoid sticking to bottom.
  • Cook till water evaporates & it reaches semi liquid state.

Note: Add more jaggery if you need more sweet.

For Tempering/Tadka:
  • Heat the ghee in a tempering pan.
  • Add Cashew nuts fry till it gets slightly light brown on the edges.
  • Add raisins fry till pops up like a balloon & changes color slightly.
  • Pour this on the top of the rice, stir well.
  • Sweet pongal/Sihi pongal is ready.
  • Serve hot with ghee on top of it.
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Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious pongal

Indian Khana said...

Pongal looks delicious ....

Suja Manoj said...

Looks very delicious,love it.

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Swathi said...

Sweet pongal looks awesome delicious.

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Priya Suresh said...

Delicious sweet pongal..

Binys Recipes said...

fab pongal...i love it

Angie's Recipes said...

Looks rich and sweet!

Treat and Trick said...

Looks tempting and delicious!

Malar Gandhi said...

Cho sweet, love it:)

Preety said...

simple and delicious

aipi said...

Delicious n authentic recipe!

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Namitha said...

I love this..it's been a while since I had sweet pongal and now I crave for some :-)

Unknown said...

pongal looks awesome!...yummy and delish!
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Unknown said...

That chakarai pongal looks really gooey and delicious!

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lubnakarim06 said...

Yummy....simple at it's best....

Love2cook Malaysia said...

I always crave for pongal rice! This is so inviting...;)

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Sneha Benny said...

First time in your blog. Pongal looks yum.



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