Sarkkarai Pongal | Sweet Pongal

Sarkkarai Pongal - this is a quick and easy dish for prasadam. And this Sarkkarai Pongal has also been an absolute favourite prasadam for many of us. The taste of this Sarkkarai Pongal, depend on the quality of the jaggery we use. I usually prefer pagu vellam for pongal and payasam dishes. The colour and taste of this jaggery vary from place to place. Some jaggery are dark brown while others are yellow or orange coloured jaggery. In this recipe, I have used the dark brown jaggery and it tastes so good. My husband bought me this dark brown jaggery (Kottayam Vellam) from Nanguneri. Now let's see some important tips for perfect Sarkkarai Pongal.

Saamai (Little millet) Lemon Rice - Millet Recipes

Saamai Lemon rice - The easiest and delicious rice made with tangy lemon juice and healthy saamai millet.This recipe requires very less effort and you can easily pack in for your lunch box.

Preparation time : 20 minutes 
Cooking time : 7 minutes 
Serves : 2


1  cup saamai rice
1.5  cup to 2 cups water
1 or 1 tbsp juice lemon
1/2 tsp mustard seed
1/2 tsp urid dal
2 green chillies chopped finely
10 curry leaves
10 roasted Peanuts
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida powder
3 tbsp gingely oil 

Cooking Directions:
  1. Wash the rice gently and pressure cook with 1.5  cup of water for 2- 4 whistles in low flame.
  2. Spread the rice in a plate and add a tsp of oil and few chopped curry leaves over the rice.
  3. Heat oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Add mustard, urid dal and saute till the dal turns golden brown. Then add the chopped green chillies,  curry leaves, turmeric powder, asfoetodia powder and continue to saute for few seconds.
  4. Now add the cooked rice, salt, roasted peanuts and lemon juice. Switch off the flame and mix well. Serve it with potato fry.

1. Generally millets require less salt and oil so be careful while adding salt.
2. You can also add 1 red chilly and 1 green chilly.


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