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It is a traditional way of cooking pongal in pots . We used to tie turmeric and flowers around the pot .Decorate them with Sandal powder and kumkum .

Sakkarai pongal is the main special recipe prepared on Pongal . Rice and moongal cooked with Jaggery .



Rice - 1 cup
Moong dal - 1/4 cup
Jaggery as ur wish --i used 200 gms
Cashews,Badam and elachi --few numbers


1) Boil water in a pot . Once it starts boiling , add rice and dal.
2) Leave in medium flame and cover it with a lid.
3) Meanwhile dissolve jaggery with hot water and filter the impurities .
4) Once the water in rice is drained completely , add jaggery syrup and mix them well .
5 ) Add 1 cup of ghee , stir it up. Leave it flame till it thickens .
6) Garnish it with ghee roasted cashews,badam and elachi .

Sending these to FIC - YELLOW hosted by Sunshinemom ,Sankranthi festival by Priti , Srivalli's My Legume Love Affair Event and Susan's Event .and Sudeshna's Festival of Rice.Click here .


Sunshinemom said…
That is so nice! You actually cook in an open pot - I just use my cooker:) Looks so good - the pongal! Happy pongal and thanks for the delicious dish!
AnuSriram said…
Looks like you had a fabulous celebration! Nice rangoli and looks very traditional.
Unknown said…
pongal looks so yummy shama and Happy pongal to you too
Unknown said…
Pongal and kolam look lovely,Wish you a very Happy Pongal :-)
Indian Khana said…
Hi Shama...Wish you n family Happy Pongal...the kolam is so nice..I'm really flying to chennai with my thoughts....beautiful it looks...and the the tradition again....hope you had funfill pongal...thanks for your entires
Suganya said…
Pongal celebrations looks so good. Nice recipe. Even I have posted sakkarai pongal in my blog for this pongal day.....

Happy Pongal!!!
Trupti said…
pongal looks yummy & nice Rangoli

Happy Sankranti !!
Yummy pics! i also made chakkarai pongal today. Happy ponGal!
Varsha Vipins said…
everything looks so good n nostalgic Shama..DO send in for RFRU event hosted by me..:)
Suma Rajesh said…
everything looks good..happy pongal..
Unknown said…
Rangoli looks really cute. Wonderful pongal in a traditional pot. Happy pongal
Uma said…
wow, what a traditional way to cook pongal! looks so festive and yummy! Nice rangoli too! Happy Sankranthi!
gtyuk said…
Pongal Nalvazhthukkal. Beautiful Kolam; It takes me away to India...
Vibaas said…
Happy Pongal dear. Your photos made me nostalgic. lovely.
Uj said…
Pongal looks yummy. Loved the way you cooked it.. very cute rangoli too :) Hope you had a great Pongal
Deepa Hari said…
Nice Rangoli and Pongal looks Yum...Hope you had a great pongal!
Ratna said…
hi there....just a suggestion with ur pumpkin poriyal..if u add some curry leaves, chopped garlic, pinch of chopped ginger, and before removing from heat, some tamarind juice and brown sugar, it will taste awesome with sambar:)
Gayathri said…
Mouth watering dish..
nasreen basu said…
awful piece of information, I had come to know about your blog from my friend vimal, mumbai,i have read atleast 13 posts of yours by now, and let me tell you, your blog gives the best and the most interesting information. This is just the kind of information that i had been looking for, i'm already your rss reader now and i would regularly watch out for the new posts, once again hats off to you! Thanks a million once again, Regards, chakkara pongal recipe
Unknown said…
delicious ! I will defiantly try it thanks to post such a testy recipe and keep posting such delicious recipes , Regards, sakkarai pongal recipe

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