Pongal is a harvest festival and celebrated in most of the places in India. It is one of the auspicious festivals, which brings good fortune for people. This harvest festival is celebrated by Bengalis, Telugus, Punjabis and almost all other sects and cultures throughout India. It is known as Thai Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Uttarayana in Gujarat & Rajasthan, Maghi in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh & Punjab, and Makara Sankranthi in most of the places in India. During any of the festivals, food takes a major role. People prepare sweets in generous quantities and distribute to family and friends. So, let’s celebrate this festival with some Pongal special dishes.
Here are some special dishes for Pongal
Check out these special dishes, which are not only yummy on your tummy, but also easy to prepare:
Sweet Pongal is a must for this festival. It is made out of the harvested rice and offered to the Sun God. It is prepared with loads of jaggery, ghee and dry fruits.
This is a spicy version of Pongal and tastes yummy. It is prepared with ghee and pepper pods and served with coconut chutney or sambar. It is considered to be one of the best Pongal special dishes.
It is a famous sweet prepared during Makar Sankranti in Bihar and Jharkhand. These sweet munchies provide the nutrition needed for the body and are very healthy.
This is a very famous and a traditional sweet dish for Pongal. It is popularly known as sweet flat bread. It is prepared with Bengal gram dal and coconut along with ghee.
The oh so famous recipe for every festival is Kheer. It is a tradition for Punjabis to have Kheer for this festival.
These are our best picks for the Pongal special dishes. If you get to find any traditional dishes, do share with us. We would love to hear from you all. Happy Pongal in advance!