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Sweet milk pongal recipe
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Tamilnadu cuisine
Keyword: easy south indian dessert, pongal recipes, traditional recipes of tamilnadu
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 407kcal
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 6 cups milk
  • 1.5 tbsp moong dal
  • 1/2 cup raw rice
  • 1.25 cups jaggery
  • 1/8 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/2 cup ghee
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 2 tbsp cashews - roasted in ghee


  • Take a thick bottomed pan and add milk to it.
  • when its boiling, add moong dal and washed rice to it.
  • mix well and let it cook in medium heat until rice s soft. stir often.
  • meanwhile, melt 1.25 cups jaggery with very little water until it is melted. strain and keep it aside.
  • when the rice is cooked, add the jaggery syrup, cardamom powder and 1/2 the amount of ghee
  • mix well and cook till it is bubbling and thick.
  • add saffron threads and remaining ghee. mix well. cook for another minute and serve it hot!