Sihi Pongal | Sweet Pongal or Sakkarai Pongal is one of the main sweet prepared during Makara Sankranthi .There are many variations with sweet pongal, few uses sugar and others prefer Jaggery. I make Sihi Pongal using Jaggery as it gives rich colour as well as authentic taste .
At home whenever I do Khara Pongal by default I need to do Sweet Pongal also,as everyone likes it a lot.I often do pongal for breakfast ,as this sweet pongal is very easy to make and takes less time. Both khara as well as sweet pongal can be made simultaneously with 2 pressure cookers .
Try this duo combination of Khara Pongal and Sihi Pongal for a tasty , healthy and filling breakfast.
Also other Makar Sankranti Sweet recipes on blog are :
- Sakkare Acchu
- Hesarubele Gasagase Payasa
- Millet Carrot Kheer
- Rave Unde
- Godhi Chirroti | Atta Chirotti
- Godhi Hallbai
- Sihi Avalakki | Sweet Poha
RECIPE CARD FOR SIHI PONGAL |SWEET PONGAL | SAKKARAI PONGAL :
PrepTime:10 Minutes(Inactive)|Cooking Time:20 Minutes|Serves:5-6
Moong Dal/ Hesaru Belle:1/2 Cup
Turmeric :1/4 Tsp (Optional)
Cashews:1 1/2 Tbsp
Pacha Karpura /Edible Camphor :Pinch
Step by Step Directions to make Sihi Pongal :
Soak Moong dal and rice together for 10 minutes.Drain water and keep it aside.
Take a pressure cooker,Heat 2 Tbsp ghee,add raisins and cashews fry till golden and keep it aside.
In the same pressure cooker fry moong dal and rice till all water content evaporates.Add Turmeric if you need yellow colour.Pressure cook with 3 cups of water ,1 cup of milk and cloves for 3 whistles.
Once pressure is released add remaining ghee,jaggery,copra,cardamom powder,nutmeg,Pacha Karpura ,fried cashews raisins,mix well and cook for 5 minutes.
- I have used only 1 cup of jaggery. If you wish to have it more sweet you can increase jaggery.