Category Pongal Recipes

Lemon Rice – Rice Varieties

January 10, 2017 Pongal RecipesRice Varieties  5 comments

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Lemon Rice is a very common and popular South Indian rice variety. It is an easy and quick lunch box recipe. All u need is rice, lemon juice and tempering. I pretty much told the recipe here. Actually this is not a fancy recipe to be published here, but there are many beginners/bachelors who really need this. My favourite among these rice varieties is Puliyotharai especially with home made Pulikaichal. This Lemon Rice is good to go as is or divine with any potato sabji & papad/crisps.

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Varagu Sakkarai Pongal – Millet Sweet Pongal

January 7, 2017 Pongal Recipes  7 comments

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I have always wanted to try millet sakkarai pongal. The procedure to make this Varagu Sakkarai Pongal is very similar to the normal Sakkarai Pongal made with rice. This is perfect to make for Pongal festival. Actually to be honest, we did not find any difference in the taste, in the sense it tasted as good as the normal Sakkarai Pongal. When there is no compromise in taste, why not choose a much healthier option?!?  Do check my Aval Sakkarai Pongal as well.. Varagu is known as Kodo Millet in english.

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Ven Pongal Recipe – Ghee Pongal

December 12, 2016 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBreakfast/DinnerNO Onion NO GarlicPongal Recipes  4 comments

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Ven Pongal is always a favourite at home. It is a very easy to make comfort breakfast food. It is truly divine when served hot with a dollop of ghee. Ven Pongal, Vadai, Sambar & Coconut Chutney.. Gosh!! It is an unbeatable South Indian combo!!  We love both the tiffin sambars with this pongal. I usually do the tempering in the beginning itself, so that the work would be done in one shot. U can temper finally too. Post updated with video :)

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Kalkandu Pongal – Sugar Candy Pongal

January 11, 2016 Pongal Recipes  9 comments

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Pongal festival falls on the 15th of January this year. Am sure all of you will be busy with cleaning and shopping. I usually make Sakkarai Pongal for Pongal festival. This Kalkandu Pongal is a different variety as it is made with kalkandu/sugar candy.. It is a rich, creamy and milky pongal. It  is a very easy sweet that can be had on other days as a dessert too.

Do check my Aval Sakkarai Pongal recipe too..

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Keerai Vadai – Spinach Vada (with urad dal)

March 9, 2015 Pillayar Chathurthi RecipesPongal RecipesSnacks / StartersTamil New Year Recipes  17 comments

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Vadai is a popular South Indian snack. This Keerai Vadai is a perfect tea time snack. Its crispy outside and soft inside. Usually in the local tea shops they make it as masal vadai/paruppu vadai (with chana dal). I prefer it with urad dal as Chotu likes the Medhu Vadai best!! So I am more than happy to make this as I can add some spinach leaves to it  Its the best snack to have on a cold/rainy day over a cup of coffee or tea.

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Aval Sakkarai Pongal – Poha Sweet Pongal

January 11, 2015 Gokulashtami RecipesNavaratri SpecialPongal RecipesSweets/DessertsTamil New Year Recipes  7 comments

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Aval Sakkarai Pongal is the quickest sweet that can be made during festivals. As Pongal festival is approaching I thought of posting this recipe. Unlike the usual Sakkarai Pongal, there is not much cooking involved in this recipe. It is very easy with just a very few ingredients..

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Pulikaichal – Puliyodharai – Tamarind Rice

January 7, 2015 Bachelor Friendly RecipesCondimentsLunch Box MenuPongal RecipesRice Varieties  12 comments

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Pulikaichal is a ready to mix paste that is used in making tamarind rice/puliyodharai. This pulikaichal paste can be made in advance and kept ready. It is a very handy paste to mix with steamed rice and make puliyodharai instantly. Its a perfect food for travels or picnics.

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Sambar Recipe – Drumstick Sambar

May 30, 2014 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBasicsKuzhambu/Rasam VarietiesPongal RecipesTamil New Year Recipes  5 comments

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Sambar is one of the most essential/common dish in any South Indian household. I have posted a couple of tiffin sambar varieties earlier. This drumstick sambar is for rice. I know there is nothing new in a sambar recipe, but I would like to have a collection of basic recipes too, especially for beginners. Made with homemade sambar powder, this drumstick sambar is the most comforting meal!!

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Sakkarai Pongal – Sweet Pongal

April 11, 2014 Navaratri SpecialPillayar Chathurthi RecipesPongal RecipesSweets/DessertsTamil New Year Recipes  4 comments

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Sakkarai Pongal / Sweet Pongal is an authentic sweet recipe that is made for different festivals to offer as prasadham. As Tamil New Year is around the corner thought of posting this easy Sakkarai Pongal recipe. Traditionally it is made in a pot for Pongal festival, but here I have used the pressure cooker method for convenience. The best combo for Sakkarai Pongal is Medhu Vadai.

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Medhu Vadai – Ulundu Vadai

January 18, 2014 Diwali SpecialKarthigai Deepam RecipesNavaratri SpecialPillayar Chathurthi RecipesPongal RecipesSnacks / StartersTamil New Year Recipes  3 comments

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Medhu Vadai – Ulundu Vadai is a traditional South Indian favourite recipe. A festive menu in South India definitely includes Medhu Vadai & payasam. It is crispy outside & soft inside. It not only goes well with a lunch menu but also with idli, pongal..

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