Pongal Recipes: Satiate your taste buds with these 5 Pongal special recipes

Celebrated as thanksgiving to Lord Surya for the year’s harvest, Pongal is a four-day long festival celebrated at the start of Tamil month.

Celebrated as a thanksgiving to Lord Surya for the year’s harvest, Pongal is a four-day long festival celebrated at the start of Tamil month. The first day is Bhogi (January 14) followed by Surya Pongal (January 15) on the next day. The third day is Mattu Pongal ( January 16) dedicated to cattle and the final day is known as Kannum Pongal (January 17).

All four days of Pongal are associated with a lot of delicacies, making the occasion a gourmet’s delight. The word Pongal itself refers to the “boiling over” of milk and rice during the month of Thai.

In this post, we will share recipes of five such delicacies with you. Try them at your place and have a blast this Pongal!

Chakkara Pongal: Made from the newly harvested rice this delicacy is a delight to have. Preparing it on the day of Surya Pongal is a tradition in Tamil Nadu.

Ingredients: Raw Rice, Moong dal, Jaggery, Cashew nuts, Raisins, Cardamom, ghee.

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Ven Pongal: It tastes amazing when accompanied with traditional South Indian Sambhar. It is one of the famous South Indian breakfast recipes.

Ingredients: Raw rice, Green gram dal, Water, Whole black pepper, Cumin seeds, Cashew nuts, and Ginger.

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Carrot Payasam: It is usually prepared a day before the festival and refrigerated as it tastes amazing when served chilled.

Ingredients: Carrots, Milk, Sugar, Ghee, Cashews, Almonds, Cardamom powder, and Saffron.

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Rawa Pongal: Prepared with rawa (suji), it is a delicious and easy to make recipe.

Ingredients: Rawa, Moong Dal, Water, Ghee, Whole Black Pepper, Cumin Seeds, Cashew Nuts, Curry Leaves, and salt.

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Punugulu recipe: It is a perfect snack for the winters. Eating them with ridge gourd chutney will make your taste buds ask for more.

Ingredients: Dosa Batter, Rice flour, Semolina, Onions, Green chili, Cumin seeds, Sprig Curry leaves, and Salt.

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