Sweet Pongal (Huggi)


this Sweet Pongal is a traditional sweet dish made with the combination of rice and moong daal.  This is prepared during special occasions and also made during the festival of Pongal/Sankranthi along with the spicy khichdi/ Khara Pongal

Rice recipes


  • 1 cup rice
  • 1/4 cup moong daal
  • 1.5 cup jaggery
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup dry coconut [use regular coconut if dry not available]
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • Handful raisins
  • Ghee
  • cashews
  •  Cook the rice along with the moong daal by adding both water and milk. This should be mushy and liquidy.
  • In a heavy bottom pan, melt the jaggery along with little water (1/4 cup).
  • Then add the cooked rice daal mixture and stir well.
  • Then add the dry coconut mixture and continue to stir until the water evaporates and the jaggery thickens up. If this is too dry, add little more milk to this.
  • Add the cardamom powder, 2 tsp ghee, mix and close the lid and switch off the gas.
  • In a separate pan add ghee and add the raisins and cashews. Stir until the raisins plump and cashews get a brown color.
  • Add to the sweet rice mixture and close the lid.

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