Ragi Sweet Pongal

The traditional South Indian sweet dish made healthier with ragi. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Ragi Sweet Pongal
Main Ingredients Finger millet (ragi / nachni), Green gram (sabut moong)
Cuisine Tamil Nadu
Course Desserts
Prep Time 0-5 minutes
Cook time 51-60 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sweet
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Ragi Sweet Pongal

  • 1/2 cup Finger millet (ragi / nachni)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Green gram (sabut moong)
  • 3/4 cup Jaggery (gur)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Ghee
  • 1 tablespoon Raisins
  • 6-7 Cashewnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon Green cardamom powder


  1. Heat a pressure cooker. Add millet and green gram and dry roast for 3 minutes, stirring continuously.
  2. Add 3 cups water, mix, cover and cook under pressure till 4-5 whistles are given out.
  3. Heat ghee in a small non-stick pan. Add raisins and cashewnuts and sauté till raisins swell up. Transfer the dry fruits in a bowl alongwith the ghee.
  4. Heat jaggery in another non-stick pan. Add ¼ cup water, mix and cook till jaggery melts completely.
  5. Add pressure cooked millet-gram mixture and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes.
  6. Add cardamom powder, mix well and cook for 10-15 minutes.
  7. Reserve some sautéed cashewnuts and raisins and add the remaining alongwith the ghee. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
  8. Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot garnished with the reserved cashewnuts and raisins.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1152
Carbohydrates 221
Protein 12.5
Fat 24.2