Sweet Pongal

Cooks in : 15 min Serves: 2 people

The name Chakkarai Pongal or Sweet Pongal suggests that the dish is made with some sweetner. This dish is prepared in all Tamil houses for Pongal festival. Pongal is a four days long harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu. This festival of thanksgiving to nature takes its name from the Tamil word “pongudhal” meaning “to boil” and is held in the month of Thai (January-February) during the season when rice and other cereals, sugarcane, and turmeric are harvested. It is an OPOS dish.

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Venpongal

Cooks in : 15 min Serves: 2 people

Venpongal is offered to Lord Narayan during Margazhi month. It is one of the preferred breakfast dish in South India. It is a perfect blend of rice and dal with mild spices served with chutney, sambar, gothsu etc. I have made pongal with Kodo, Little, Barnyard and Foxtail millets and all tastes awesome! Here, I have used Barnyard Millet. It is an OPOS dish.

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