Sweet pongal with sugar and milk is easy to make and it is a South Indian style festival dessert recipe.
You can make this sweet pongal without jaggery (as its often made with jaggery) since we use white sugar here to make this easy and delicious pongal.
It is often made on festivals and enjoyed as a porridge like dessert.
Sweet rice pongal recipe with sakkarai or jaggery is a very popular South Indian festival dish – its sweet like a dessert, but much like a porridge in consistency.
Rice desserts are popular in India and I have this yummy rice kheer recipe in pressure cooker which is so easy to make! Here is another South Indian Kerala Style rice dessert recipe made using broken brown rice.
Traditionally jaggery is commonly used to sweeten the pongal, however you can also use sugar to make it. I didn’t have any jaggery at home when I wanted to prepare the pongal for a festival day, so I decided to use white sugar.
I have also used only a pressure cooker to make this one, so it is kind of an easy one pot dish.
Traditionally, pongal is made in pots by allowing the dish to boil over the pot and that’s how its made. But for convenience we are making this sweet dish in pressure cooker now 🙂
Pongal recipe is made using white rice, moong dal and ghee as the primary ingredients, and you add the sweeteners like jaggery or sugar and also water or milk.
Once the pongal is made, it is very common to fry raisins and cashew nuts in ghee and add on top of the pongal in a decorative way. I only used raisins in this recipe, but you can add the cashew nuts too which will make it more delicious.
So here is how you can make this sweet pongal with sugar and milk easily in a pressure cooker following this South Indian style recipe for sweet pongal with sugar.
Sweet pongal with sugar recipe below
Recipe for sweet pongal with white sugar (without jaggery)
- 1/2 cup white rice
- 1/4 cup moong dal
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons ghee
- 1 tablespoon raisins
- Wash rice and moong dal and drain the water well.
- Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and add the ghee.
- When the ghee is hot, add rice and moong dal and let it fry for a few minutes until the raw flavor is gone.
- Add the sugar, water, milk and raisins and mix well.
- Close the pressure cooker and cook till 3 whistles. This will take around 8 to 10 minutes.
- After 3 whistles, switch off the pressure cooker and let it cool down.
- Once the pressure cooker is cool, open it and slightly mash the cooked pongal with a spoon, to attain the consistency of a traditional pongal. Sweet pongal with sugar is ready and it tastes best when it is served hot !
Hope you found this post on sweet pongal with sugar and milk helpful in making easy and yummy sugar pongal!