Thursday, January 16, 2014

Pongal is a

Pongal is a popular rice dish in Tamil Nadu, other South Indian states, and Tamil-speaking areas of Sri Lanka. 
Pongal is unique to Tamil cuisine, pong means " boil over" or "spill over". 

There are two varieties of pongal, namely, sakarai pongal (sweet pongal) 
and ven pongal (white pongal).
The spicy pongal is a common breakfast food in several parts of India. The rice boiled with milk and jaggery during the Pongal festival is also called pongal and this is sweet pongal made specially in earthenware pots with a wood fire.
Sakarai pongal the sweet pongal is generally prepared in temples as a prasadam which is an offering made to a deity, as a thanksgiving. Every January, Tamil's celebrate Pongal, a harvest festival, where pongal (the dish) is cooked to celebrate the harvest.

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