Sihi huggi (sweet pongal) step-by-step recipe with photos.
Sihi huggi or sweet pongal or chakkara pongal is a Makar Sankranti special traditional dish that is hugely popular in south India and Srilanka. Traditionally, this dish is made with freshly harvested grains. Makara Sankranti or Maghi, is a festival day in the Hindu calendar, dedicated to the deity Surya. It is observed each year in the lunar month of Magha which corresponds with the month of January as per the Gregorian calendar. This usually falls on the 14th or 15th of January and the people of India celebrate their harvest.
I have earlier shared the recipe of huggi or khara pongal. This is the sweet version of it and an integral part of Makar Sankranti celebrations in Karnataka.
This traditional sweet dish is made with rice and mung dal and is refined sugar-free. Make this along with khara huggi for an amazing meal.
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Sihi huggi (sweet pongal) step-by-step recipe with photos
1. Cook roasted moong dal and rice together
2. Fry cashew, raisins, dry coconut in ghee
3. Add cooked rice-dal mix and jaggery
4. Simmer until completely done