Mom’s Cook Book

<span lang ="en">Sweet Pongal</span>

Sweet Pongal

Radha K Krishnan
This is a sweet dish which can be made very quickly and eaten as a dessert or a tea time snack.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine South Indian
Food Vegeterian
Servings people people
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes



  1. Heat the green gram dhall and rice separately in a frying pan and keep aside.
  2. Transfer the rice and green gram dhall to a pressure cooker add 4-5 cups of water and cook upto 4 whistles and remove from flame and let it cool.
  3. Heat ghee in a pan, add cashew nuts and fry till reddish.
  4. Transfer the fried cashew nuts to a bowl.
  5. To the same ghee add raisins and saute till they fluff up and transfer it to the same bowl as the cashew nuts and keep aside.
  6. To the same pan add ½ cup water and powdered jaggery and melt it on low flame.
  7. Once all the jaggery has melted, remove from fire and filter it and add to the rice mixture and mix well.
  8. Add the cardamom powder, fried cashew nuts, raisins, add the remaining ghee and mix well keeping the flame on low.
  9. After fully mixing remove from the flame and transfer to a serving bowl.
  10. Sweet Pongal is ready to serve.