Kalkandu Pongal Recipe- Pongal Special



  • Raw rice- 1/2 cup
  • Split moong dal(pasi paruppu)- 1tbs
  • Water- 1 ½ cups
  • Rock Sugar powder(kalkandu powder)- 1/2 to 3/4 cup
  • Milk- 1 cup
  • Salt- a pinch
  • Pachai karpooram(raw camphor)-a pinch
  • Cardamom(Crushd)-2 nos

To Fry:

  • Ghee- 3tbsp
  • Raisins-10 nos
  • Cashew nuts-6 nos
  • Badham- 3 nos


  1. Pressure cook Raw rice,Moong dal with Water in a low flame for 3 whistles.
  2. Once the pressure is released, add the Rock sugar powder, Milk, Salt, Pachai karpooram, Cardamom and heat again.
  3. Keep stirring till the Sugar dissolve completely.
  4. Cook till it becomes semi solid. Once it cools, it becomes thick.
  5. Fry Cashew nuts, Badam and Raisins in ghee and add it to the pongal.

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