Chakkra Pongali Recipe (Andhra Style Sweet Pongal)

Festive temple sweet prashad recipe from Andhra

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Chakkra Pongali Recipe (Andhra Style Sweet Pongal)

Chakkara pongali or Sakkra pongali (Sakkra meaning-sugar or sweet) as it is commonly known as is a sweet porridge of rice & yellow moong dal. There are different ways of preparing this dish & is generally offered to God as "Naivedyam" in many South Indian houses during pooja. It is served as a prasadam in many temples of the South. Generally in temples, it is made with edible camphor to impart a nice fragrance.

While growing up, this was my favourite prasadam & the intense warm aroma of rice frying in ghee coming from the kitchen was a hint for us that mom is doing some special pooja today at home.

Serve Chakkra Pongali Recipe (Andhra Style Sweet Pongal) as a dessert along with a meal of Steamed ricePappu Charu Recipe (Lentil Soup Style Curry)Nalla Karam Podi RecipeBeetroot Vepudu Recipe and an Elai Vadam Recipe for ann Andhra inspired meal.

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Cuisine: Andhra
Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

5 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

35 M

Makes:

2 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Rice
  • 1/3 cup Yellow Moong Dal (Split)
  • 1/2 cup Sugar , (or rock candy sugar) 
  • 1-1/2 cups Milk
  • 1-1/2 cups Water
  • 4 tablespoons Dessicated Coconut Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder
  • 4 tablespoons Ghee
  • Mixed dry fruits , as per preference

Directions for Chakkra Pongali Recipe (Andhra Style Sweet Pongal)

  1. To begin making Chakkra Pongali Recipe (Andhra Style Sweet Pongal), fry the rice & moong dal together in hot ghee until they become aromatic & turn slightly brownish.

  2. Add them in a pressure cooker, add the milk, water & cook till  idone (say 3 whistles mostly)

  3. Meanwhile heat a kadai with a bit of ghee, and fry the dry fruits till done and keep aside.

  4. Also fry the desiccated coconut in ghee in the same kadai for 4-5 minutes until it changes colour.

  5. Once the rice mix cools down, keep it on stovetop on medium heat & add the sugar, cardamom powder & keep stirring it continuously.

  6. You can even add a clove & a bit of crushed edible camphor for additional flavour.

  7. The sugar should melt & the porridge should start thickening in approx 8-10 minutes on medium heat.

  8. Once the pongali has thickened, switch off the stove & add the dry fruits & toasted coconut. 

  9. Serve Chakkra Pongali Recipe (Andhra Style Sweet Pongal) as a dessert along with a meal of Steamed ricePappu Charu Recipe (Lentil Soup Style Curry)Nalla Karam Podi RecipeBeetroot Vepudu Recipe and an Elai Vadam Recipe for ann Andhra inspired meal.

Chakkra Pongali Recipe (Andhra Style Sweet Pongal) is part of the Recipe Contest: South Indian Cooking

Last Modified On Thursday, 14 September 2017 09:46

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