Sunday, January 31, 2016

Pongal Varieties

#Pongal : Pongal or #Venpongal is one of the most famous traditional breakfast foods of Tamil Nadu, a southern state of India. It is the most simplest and tastiest comfort food suitable for toddlers to toothless old people. It can be prepared very easily within short time. Pongal definitely finds a special place along with other breakfast foods in marriage feasts.

Pongal is prepared from rice, green gram lentil adding cumin & black pepper. It is a complete food since we get carbohydrates from rice, proteins from lentils and spices helps in digestion.

Usually very very hot pongal is topped liberally with ghee and served with coconut chutney & onion sambar. Every family has their own way of serving pongal. Some used to serve it with coconut chutney & papad [ appalam ]. Some used to relish pongal with sugar and some enjoy with curd. In our family we always used to prepare a special coconut chutney called pongal thuvaiyal [ pongal chutney ] with roasted mustard which is one of the greatest combinations for pongal. Another great combination for pongal is Vadava thuvaiyal [ vengaya vadagam thuvaiyal ] which is prepared from roasted dried onion and coconut.

Pongal can also be prepared using millet, broken wheat and rawa ( sooji ).

Here the picture grid gives the link to pongal recipes.
Hover cursor over the picture to know the name of the recipe.
Click once over the picture to take you to the post.

Pongal or Ven pongal
broken wheat pongal [ daliya pongal ]
Broken ( dhalia ) wheat pongal
kuthiraivaali pongal [ barnyard millet pongal ]
Kuthiraivaali pongal
buckwheat pongal
Buckwheat pongal
Varagarisi pongal [ kodo millet pongal ]
Varagu or Varagarisi pongal
Varagarisi kothamalli pongal [ kodo millet coriander pongal ]
Varagarisi kothamalli pongal
Rawa pongal
Rawa ( sooji ) pongal
Samai pongal [ little millet pongal ]
Samai or Samai arisi pongal
Thinai pongal [ foxtail millet pongal ]
Thinai or Thinai arisi pongal

Great accompaniment for pongal

pongal thuvaiyal [ pongal chutney ]
Pongal thuvaiyal
Vadava thuvaiyal [ vengaya vadagam chutney ]
Vadavath thuvaiyal
chutney recipes
Chutney varieties

For other tiffin ( breakfast/dinner ) recipes

Tiffin ( Breakfast/Dinner )

For Millet recipes

Millet special

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