A very quick post folks for the festival!
Sakkarai Sooru (sugary rice) is prepared twice a year in my mom's kitchen. Pongal ( Jan 14 th) and for Tamil New Year (April 14 th), this orangey color sugar rice is served as a first course. The festival meal is served in banana leaf and the "dessert item/sweet" is first eaten by everyone before moving to whole spicy meal. The sweet is not for hiking the blood sugar level, belief is the whole year we should be Blessed & Filled with Happy Moments :)
Rice variety: Only raw rice/new crop is better (Basmati can be used too)