Pongal recipes. A collection of easy and simple recipes that you could make during Pongal festival.
Wishing you all a very Happy Pongal!
Here are the list of recipes that you could make for Pongal. Please click on the title of the recipe to view the recipe with stepwise pictures.
Pongal recipes – special pongal recipes
Milk pongal, vellai pongal. A simple pongal made with milk during the festival of pongal and served with kootu, sakkarai pongal and pongal kuzhambu.
A quick, easy, healthy and nutritious breakfast made with oats and moong dal.
Sweet pongal recipe – A delicious sweet rice made with jaggery and flavored with cardamom.
Khara pongal, ghee pongal, milagu pongal. A popular and regular breakfast in south india made using moong dal and rice.
Pineapple sweet rice
A light and sweet dessert with a combination of aromatic rice and sweet pineapple slices cooked with sugar, cardamom powder and milk.
Palak kichadi recipe – A pongal with a twist and a flavorful combination of palak, brinjal, and dal.
A delicious sweet rice made using kalkandu, milk and rice.
Pongal recipes – rice varieties/main
Thayir sadam is a simple and easy comforting rice dish of south india.
A flavorful and easy rice dish that is made with roasted and powdered ellu/sesame seeds.
A delicious and tangy south indian rice made from lemon.
Raw mango rice
Mango rice recipe – A tangy and delicious rice made with raw mangoes.
Peanut rice,verkadalai sadam
A crunchy, simple, and tasty rice that you can make in minutes.
A traditional tasty and tangy south indian rice that is made using tamarind pulp.
A rich and classic south indian sweet made with rice, moong dal, jaggery, milk, and ghee.
Samai curd rice
A simple and easy made in south india with curd, samai, and simple seasonings.
Pongal recipes – sambar
Drumstick sambar. A delicious and flavorful sambar made with drumstick and mashed toor dal.
A traditional sambar made with lot of vegetables and is served on festivals and weddings.
A very easy, tasty and popular south indian sambar made with freshly ground spices. An ultimate comfort food!
Pongal recipes – kuzhambu
Mambazha mor kuzhambu
An easy and popular dish. The curry will have a mixture of flavors: sweetness, tanginess and spiciness. It goes well with rice and some spicy curry as a side dish.
Vendakkai mor kuzhambu
A spiced yogurt based curry made with lady’s finger/vendakkai.
Poosanikkai mor kuzhambu
Pumpkin buttermilk kuzhambu – A mildly spiced yogurt-based curry made with pumpkin and served with steamed rice.
Vellarikai mor kuzhambu
Cucumber moru curry, vellarikkai moru curry, cucumber moru kootu. A yogurt-based curry made with cucumber and seasoned with simple ingredients.
Mochai kuzhambu, mochai kara kuzhambu. A spicy flavorful curry made with field beans/mochai and freshly ground spices.
A traditional, popular, tangy and spicy brinjal gothsu side dish that is served as an accompaniment for idli, dosa, and ven pongal.
Pongal recipes – kootu & rasam
A special kootu made with seven country veggies during thiruvathirai festival.
Kerala Avial Recipe. A popular and delicious preparation made with mixed vegetables, curd, coconut and seasoned with coconut oil and curry leaves.
Vellai poosanikkai kootu
Ash gourd kootu is a very simple and easy kootu using ash gourd/vellai poosanikai, channa dal and few spices.
Manjal poosanikkai kootu
Parangikai kootu/yellow pumpkin kootu. A healthy and tasty kootu made with manjal poosanikai/yellow pumpkin and moong dal.
Milagu rasam. A popular, spicy and tangy rasam served with hot steamed rice. Pepper rasam provides a good relief to cold and sore throat.
Dal rasam – A simple and flavorful rasam made with mashed toor dal and rasam powder.
Pongal recipes – pachadi
Mango pachadi with jaggery
A traditional and delicious sweet and sour pachadi that goes as an accompaniment to rice.
Mango pachadi with sugar
A traditional South Indian dish made with raw mangoes and sugar prepared especially for tamil new year.
Pongal recipes – vada
Mint vada, pudina vada
A crunchy, tasty and delicious vada made with mint leaves/pudina.
A famous south indian snack made with urad dal served as a snack or even at breakfast with idli or pongal.
Pongal recipes – poriyal
A tongue-tickling, simple and easy fry made with seppakizhangu that goes well as an accompaniment with rice.
Vazhaikkai fry is a tasty and spicy fry that goes well with rice.
A very easy and tasty side dish that goes well with sambar, rasam, and curd rice.
Pongal recipes – pickle
Sweet spicy lemon pickle
Sweet spicy lemon pickle, instant lime pickle. A salty, sour and spicy pickle made with lemons, sugar, chilli powder and salt.
Pongal recipes – sweet
Javvarisi semiya payasam
Vermicelli sago kheer, vermicelli sabudana kheer. A rich and droolworthy payasam made with vermicelli/semiya, sago and milk.
Milk kheer, milk pudding. A drool-worthy pal payasam made with milk, rice and sugar.
Pacha payir payasam
Green gram dal payasam, moong dal kheer. A mouth-watering and tasty kheer made with milk and green moong dal.
Sago kheer, sabudana kheer. A simple and delicious payasam/kheer made with sago, milk, sugar and nuts.
Vermicelli kheer – A mouth-watering dessert made with roasted vermicelli, milk and nuts.
Rice flakes payasam. A traditional and easy payasam made with jaggery, rice flakes/aval and milk.
Moong dal kheer recipe – A traditional and tasty south indian style payasam/kheer made with moong dal, jaggery and milk.
Arisi paruppu payasam
A rich and creamy payasam made with the combination of dals and rice during festive occasions.