Saamai Sakkarai Pongal

Saamai Sakkarai Pongal

Other Names Sawa Millet Pongal. Sweet Millet Pongal

At some point, we have to admit the truth. Yep, I am being bit lazy lately. Its not that I am cooking! I am ain’t clicking. The props that I’ve got from the thrift stores have began to gathe dust. So, finally…I am compelled to do at least a basic click. So, here is my humble take on old world style little millet pongal.

Oct 20161


  • 1 cup sawa millet
  • 1/4 cup moong dal
  • 1 cup jaggery
  • 3 cardamom pods, crushed
  • pinch of raw camphor (edible)
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 10 cashew nuts
  • 1 fistful raisins
  • 1/2 cup clarified butter


In a wide wok, melt ghee. add cashew nuts and raisins to it. Wait till it pops, set aside.

In the same pan, add lentils and fry it a little. Then add enough water and cook till tender.

Once the lentils are soft and mushy, add millet to it. Further add two cups of milk too. Cover and cook till tender.

Add jaggery to the same and mix well. Finally add the fried nuts and raisins and remove from heat.

Serve as a main course or dessert.


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