Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Kalkandu Pongal / Sweet Pongal

Kalkandu pongal / sweet pongal is a delicious rich dessert. It is very simple and quick to prepare.  Traditionally we prepare pongal with jaggery but this time for a difference i used sugar candy. It become a instant hit among my friends and family. Try this in home and share your comments.

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 30 mins

Raw rice - 1 cup
Moong dal - 1 tbsp
Water - 3 cups
Milk - 2 cups
Sugar candy - 1 cup
Ghee - 4 tbsp
Cashews and raisins - few
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp

1. Wash the rice well and add in the cooker. Add moong dal , water and 1 cup of milk. Cook for 2 or 3 whistles.
2. Now open the lid, add remaining 1 cup of milk and sugar candy. Mix well until the sugar candy melts.
3. Add ghee, Cardamom powder and stir well.
4. Fry the cashews and raisins in ghee and add it to the pongal.
5. Delicious and rich pongal is ready.


  1. Never thought of adding sugar candy to sweet dishes. It's a lovely addition and this pongal looks gorgeous and yum!

  2. Looks delicious and tempting Sowmia....

  3. This is such a delicious looking pongal... making me hungry...

  4. Ohh I'm. Drooling send me some gurl!! Never thought candy could be added what could be a good substitute??

    1. Thanks Sharvari, you can add sugar or jaggery instead of sugar candy.

  5. Looks super delicious and YUMMY!

  6. yum.. love the clicks. hope u had a great pongal

  7. Mmmm, this sounds kind of like rice pudding, one of my favorite desserts! The sugar candy is a creative twist too! Thanks for sharing! :)

  8. Lovely pudding! I totally love it!

  9. This pongal looks delicious. Lovely dessert. :)

  10. I have never try the pongal with Kalkandu, i always use the jaggery. This pongal sounds yum and the clicks are awesome. :) Thanks for sharing dear

  11. Using sugar candy is a good idea, this pongal, I call kheer sounds good.

  12. Looks perfect, wish I could taste it right away :)