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Chakkara Pongali



Sravana Masam is auspicious and offering sweets made of jaggery to Gowri Devi Ammavaru is extremely important. After Sravana Mangalavaram Puja offer “Chakkara Pongali” and get her divine blessings...


Rice - 1 ½ Cups

Yellow moong dal/pesara pappu - ¾  Cup

Grated jaggery - 1 ½  Cup

Water -  5 Cups 

Cardamom pwd - 1/2 Tsp 

Ghee - 4 Tbsps

Cashew Nuts - 12-15 

Raisins/kishmish - 2 Tbsps

Milkmaid (optional) - 2Tbsp


Moong dal / pesara pappu to a heavy bottom pan or pressure cooker and roast it till they turn fragrant. Add rice to the same pan and wash them at least twice.

Pour 4 cups of water and cook .

When the pressure from the cooker is down, remove the lid and mash the rice.

Heat a pan, add 2 tbsp of ghee and roast the cashew nuts and raisins till golden brown. Keep this mixture aside and in the same pan pour 1 cup water along with grated jaggery. ...

When jaggery is completely melted pour this mixture in to cooked rice and dal mixture. Now add 2 table spoons of milk maid, 2 more spoons of ghee  and cardamom powder.

Finally garnish the Pongal with Dry fruits and raisins.

- Bhavana


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