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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Pongal Festival Recipes-Tamil Pongal Recipes

Pongal is a four day long harvest festival celebrated at the start of the Tamil month,Thai, in Tamil Nadu. It is celebrated to thank Sun God for a bountiful harvest. The first day is Bhogi (January 14) followed by Surya pongal (January 15) on the next day. It is on this day, Chakkara Pongal, a delicacy prepared with newly harvested rice and jaggery is offered to the Sun God. The third day is Mattu Pongal ( January 16) dedicated to cattles especially cows.They are are washed, their horns are painted and flower garlands are tied around their necks. People offer prayers to cows and bulls. The fourth and the final day of the Pongal festival is known as Kannum Pongal (January 17). On this day we prepare variety rice.

pongal greetingsImage-free pongal greetings

Find below a list of recipes prepared for Pongal festival (Thai Pongal 2012)

Sakkarai Pongal (step wise pics)

Ven Pongal ( Ven Pongal and sambar)

Rava Pongal recipe

Payasam Recipes (Find many payasam recipes here)

Medhu Vada (Ulundu vadai)

Tamarind rice

Lemon Rice

Coconut Rice

Curd rice

Thayir sadam (bagala bath with pomegranates)



Mochai Kottai Kuzhambu (a must for pongal)

Khara Pongal (recipe with step wise pics for beginners)

Ezhukari Kootu 

Foxtail Millet Sakkarai Pongal (thinai pongal)

Varagarisi Pongal (kodo millet khara pongal)

Aval Ven Pongal Recipe

Aval Sakkarai Pongal (poha sweet pongal)

Kalkandu Pongal

South Indian Variety Rice Lunch

Apart from the pongal sambar given above, you have other side dishes for Ven Pongal. I have compiled everything here to save you the trouble of  searching for side dishes.

Brinjal gothsu 

Instant sambar 

Idli sambar

Arachu vitta sambar 

Coconut chutney 

Padhuskitchen wishes you all a Very Happy Pongal

Meet you all after Pongal with interesting recipes,till then it is bye from Padhu of Padhuskitchen.com


  1. Great collection of recipes...


  2. This is indeed a delicious collection of pongal dishes.

  3. Happy Pongal Padma..:)) I am yet to browse through your Pongal recipe collection..:))

  4. Beautiful Summary. Happy Pongal.. I will also post my recipes

  5. Very useful Post. I really like the way you group and post it according to the season. Love it.

  6. Happy Pongal to u and ur family !!! Yummy recipes .......

  7. Nice collection of recipes... advance pongal wishes

  8. Happy pongal wishes, very useful post..

  9. Thats a great post on Pongal n Pongal recipes.
    Happy Pongal wishes to you too :)
    You hav an award at my space dear, pls come n grab it..

  10. Happy Pongal to you and your loved ones,Padhu!It was really nice to see you at my place and thanks for leaving me a sweet comment:)I wish you have a very happy time with family and friends.

  11. Padhu,
    Wish you a very happy Pongal also..and those are very delicious recipes..have included your blog link..hugs and smiles

  12. Happy Pongal to you too! Nice collection of festival dishes.

  13. Hi Padhu,
    Wish you Happy Pongal too....Wish I could have hopped onto your site a day before, surely would have tried few pongal recipes...will definately try few in coming time...lovely collection!!

  14. Thanks to share this recipe .happy pongalto u and ur family


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