Madurai Kitchen Chakkarai Pongal

Chakkarai Pongal

Chakkarai PongalPrep time: 30 mins Cook time: 45 mins Total time: 1 hr 15 minsChakkarai PongalSummaryPreparation at home, details in easy steps, Tasty, Sweet Pongal.


  • Raw Rice – 500g
  • Moong dal – 25g
  • Jaggery – 1.25 (or) 1.50Kg
  • Ghee – 50g
  • Grated Coconut – 25g
  • Cashew nut – 20g
  • Raisin – 10g
  • Cardamom – 4pcs.

  1. Watch Video on How to prepare Chakkarai Pongal:
  2. Wash raw rice & broken gram/ moong dal. Then second time add water & strain the water & keep separately.
  3. In the pongal pan add some amount of milk with ¾ th of water and boil it.
  4. When the water gets boiled put the washed raw rice and moong dal in to that & allow it to cook.
  5. Don’t put the spatula for stirring before rice is cooked half.
  6. When the rice is cooked three fourth then start stirring up to the depth by the spatula and allow it to cook in the low flame.
  7. While stirring the rice should be cooked finely.
  8. Using spatula stir in to the depth otherwise white rice will be settle down in the bottom.
  9. In a frying pan, fry the grated coconut in the ghee and put it in the pongal pan.
  10. Then ghee roast the cashews & dry grapes in to light brown colour and put it in the pongal pan.
  11. In the pongal pan add some ghee directly & mix well. Now the hot, tasty Chakkarai Pongal is ready to serve.
  12. With this ripened banana & coconut is a good match.


Serving size: 1 cup
Calories per serving: 170
Fat per serving: 18g

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