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Aval sakkarai pongal recipe

Aval sakkarai pongal or poha sweet pongal is a quick way to enjoy when you crave for sakkarai pongal. Quick video, step by step pictures.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Sweets
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3


  • 1/2 cup aval/ poha flattened rice
  • 3 tbsp cooked moong dal
  • 1/2 cup powdered jaggery
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 5 cashews
  • 10 raisins
  • 1 clove
  • 1 cardamom
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 pinch edible camphor
  • 1 pinch salt


  • First keep ready cooked moong dal. Gather the other ingredients. Sieve poha through a metal strainer to get rid of dust. Hand pick any larger impurities.
  • In a heavy bottomed pan, heat powdered jaggery with 1/4 cup water.
  • Just melt it completely and filter through metal strainer, set aside.
  • Wash and use the same pan to heat 1 tsp of ghee. Roast cashews until pale yellow, add clove, raisin and roast until raisin bloats up. Drain from ghee, set aside.
  • In the same ghee, roast aval/ poha (flattened rice) in medium flame until it puffs up.


  • Make sure to cook aval properly before adding jaggery.
  • Add edible camphor carefully as it will over power the other flavours.
  • Ghee quantity can be adjusted as per our taste.
  • Finally the pongal should look glossy and loose in texture.