Temple Style Sakkarai Pongal ~ Navratri Special Dishes – Day 6

Temple Style Sakkarai Pongal

Temple Style Sakkarai Pongal is made with just Rice and Jaggery with a pinch of camphore which elevates the taste and feeling of this neivedyam to Kovil prasadam. This Sakkarai Pongal is the Day 6 Neivedyam for the Navratri Celebrations along with Masala Karuppu Konda Kadalai Sundal. I was so happy with the way the […]

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Kalyana Ven Pongal

Kalyana Ven Pongal is a recipe from Meenakshi Ammal’s Samaithu Paar. I have the entire collection in English edition that my brother had bought. I think he got it to learn cooking. I remember he did carry it with him when he travelled to the US. Between both of us, we must have collected so […]

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Puli Ven Pongal

On account of Sankranti I had included a theme on Pongal Varieties for BM during January. I wanted to take up this theme, however after checking out my list on Pongal Varieties, I knew it would be extremely hard to think more varieties in the time I had left. Though I make sure I am […]

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Moth Dal, Moong Dal Ven Pongal ~ Navratri Special Dishes

Today’s neivedhyam was with Moth dal, Moong dal Ven Pongal. I make Ven Pongal in three different ways. This adds to the collection and is very healthy dish to boot. I recently picked up moth dal and have not cooked before. Deciding what to do, I thought making it as Ven Pongal was the best […]

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Sakara Pongal with Sprouted Whole Moong Dal

As with every festival, this Sankranti had me thinking what new dish I should make. Whatever new dish that may come to mind, I will have to make the star dish of the festival, that being the Sakara Pongal. And innovation had its play with Athamma telling me that we can prepare it with whole […]

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Pulagam aka Ven Pongal with a difference

Since my visit to Tirumala, I was thinking more of the different prasadams offered in temples and I was remembering the time we had pongal there. It tasted so ultimate. But then of course, in all temples the taste of the prasadam is incomparable. This dish that I make at home is called simply Pongal, […]

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