Saturday, January 12, 2013

Pongal Menu / பொங்கல் அன்று சமைக்க வேண்டிய உணவு வகைகள் / பொங்கல் மெனு

Pongal is the popular harvest festival of South India, especially Tamil Nadu. This festival falls in the mid of January every year. Pongal in tamil means "Boiling over". During pongal, Sun is given great importance. Different food items are prepared and offered to the Sun. To know more about pongal festival, click here.

Click on the name of the dish to get your recipe. I have given three recipes at the bottom of the post. The pictures of the recipes will be updated soon.

Breakfast Menu:
6. Coconut Chutney

Lunch Menu :

1. Rice
2. Paruppu (Check the recipe below)
3. Karunai Kizhangu Masiyal
5. Thengai Thayir Pachadi (Check the recipe below)
7. Vazhakkai Poriyal (Check the recipe below)
9. Pudalanga Kadalaparuppu Kootu (Snakegourd Kootu)
11. Ezhu Kari Kootu 

Paruppu (Dhal)

Ingredients :

1. Thoor Dhal - 1/4 Cup (Over cooked and mashed)
2. Mustard - 1/4 tsp
3. Urad Dhal - 1/2 tsp
4. Green Chilly - 1 (Cut in to pieces)
5. Curry Leaves - A few
6. Salt - Needed Qty
7. Oil - 1 tsp
8. Ghee

Procedure :

1. Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard. Add urad dhal, green chilly and curry leaves. Fry for a minute.

2. Pour this seasoning over cooked dhal. Add salt. Mix well.

3. Serve over hot rice with a dollop of ghee.

Thengai Thayir Pachadi

Ingredients :

1. Coconut - 1/4 Cup (Grated)
2. Curd / Yogurt - 1/2 Cup
3. Mustard - 1/4 tsp
4. Urad Dhal - 1/2 tsp
5. Green Chilly - 1 (Chopped)
6. Curry Leaves - A few
7. Salt - Needed Qty
8. Oil - 1 tsp

Procedure :

1. Combine coconut, curd and salt.

2. Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard. Add urad dhal, green chilly and curry leaves. Fry for a minute.

3. Pour this seasoning over the coconut-curd mixture. Mix well.

4. Serve with any rice.

Vazhakkai Poriyal / Curry (for Festival Days )  

Ingredients :

1. Plantain - 2
2. Coconut - 1 tbs
3. Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
4. Mustard - 1/2 tsp
5. Urad Dhal - 1 tsp
6. Red Chilly - 1 or adjust to your taste
7. Oil - 2 tsp
8. Salt - Needed Qty
9. Curry Leaves - A few

Procedure :

1. Cook chopped plantain with salt and turmeric powder.

2. In a pan, splutter mustard, add urad dhal and red chillies. Fry for few seconds.

3. Add coconut and cooked plantain.

4. Stir once. Keep in medium flame for few minutes,

5. Garnish with curry leaves.

6. Serve with any rice.


Rumana Rawat said...

Happy pongal..

cookbookjaleela said...

nice treat

Torviewtoronto said...

this looks wonderful

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Loved the menu. Good collection Nithu !!

Asiya Omar said...

Happy Pongal. Menu Super.

Unknown said...

Great collection dear. Happy pongal

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Happy Pongal dear.

Unknown said...

Good collection dear. Luv it.

divya said...

Happy pongal to u n family!!!

Chitty Boy and Me said...

happy ponggal to you and your family!!!!