India is the land of festivals and a plethora of traditions and cultures. Each festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy. Among other festivals, Pongal is also one such festival that marks the transition of the sun towards the north, known as Uttarayan. According to the Tamil calendar, the harvest festival is celebrated in the tenth month which is believed to bring prosperity and good luck. The four days of the Pongal Bhoji Festival are called Pongal, Surya Pongal, Mato Pongal, and Kanom Pongal. The festival is named after the Tamil term ‘Pongal’, which means ‘boiling and overflowing’ and refers to the traditional sweet dish prepared from the new harvest of rice boiled in milk with jaggery or gaur. Pongal 2022 Rangoli Designs: Easy Sankranthi Muggulu Designs and Beautiful Kolam Patterns to decorate your home (Watch Videos).
Worshipers often clean their homes and decorate the entrance with attractive kolam designs and Mogulu Rangoli patterns before dawn. The decorations are made in order to welcome Goddess Lakshmi into the house, which is a symbol of wealth, happiness and prosperity. In the south, a sweet course with rice, lentils, and jaggery is a must. If you are looking for some delicious Pongal food recipe ideas, keep reading. We have listed some of the most famous and authentic South Indian dishes that will add traditional flour to your celebration! Bhogi 2022 Date: When is Bhogi Pandigai? Learn about the significance, timing of Sankranti and celebrations before Makar Sankranti and Pongal.
1. Sweet Pongal Or Sakkarai
Made with cooked rice, yellow lentils and jaggery, the dish is a staple of South Indian cuisine. You can even add a pinch of edible camphor to the dish before serving it to God.
2. Tamarind rice
The recipe dish is also known as “Puliyodharai” in Tamil. Pair it with piping hot Sambhar.
3. Medo Vada
Crunchy fritters made with urad dal are easy to prepare and fun at the same time.
4. Arashovita Sambar
The dish made by mixing different vegetables is widely made in their tambour families. The refreshing flavors of this dish are best enjoyed with steamed rice and Medu Vada.
5. Boricha Cozambo
Purisha Cozambo is a healthy and delicious blend of vegetable lentil broth made with coconut paste and spices. Pongal Greetings 2022: HD Images with wishes, wallpapers with festive quotes, Facebook status and WhatsApp SMS to celebrate the multi-day Hindu harvest festival in South India.
Pongal has its own collection of traditional recipes that are dominated by flavors of South India! Enjoy sweet and savory meals made with your own kitchen ingredients and don’t forget to share them with your family and friends.
(The above story first appeared on January 12, 2022 at 03:44 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com.)