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Pongal - Origin & Nurtition


The festival of Pongal is just a month away and with the onset of winter this dish makes a great comfort and nutritious food.

In Tamil, the term Pongal means “To Boil”. In order to thank god for the whole years harvest, people celebrate this festival. In Tamil Nadu, this day is referred to as Pongal and in many states, it is celebrated as Makar Sankranti. In Tamil Nadu people celebrates this festival for three days.

To celebrate this day, people in Tamil Nadu make Delicious Pongal Dish. Pongal is a famous dish prepared with rice. The origin of this rice dish was from the Indian subcontinent, in Sri Lanka and Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana. It is a traditional food and most historic taste of the south.

What is Pongal Dish Made of?

Pongal Dish is made of rice mixed with moong dal, ghee, cashew nuts, raisins, and mild spices. The spicy variety consists of moong dal, rice, cashews, curry leaves,pepper and ghee. The ingredients are good for winter and is made of the right balance of carbohydrate, protein and fats.

Two varieties of Pongal Dish:

The two varieties of Pongal are: 

  1. Chakkara Pongal: a sweet pongal made of jaggery
  2. Venn Pongal: Spicy pongal made with pepper, and chilli.

Ingredients of Sweet Pongal Dish:

This famous Tamil Nadu Dish Pongal is prepared with the ingredients including Rice, Milk, Jaggery, Coconut pieces.

If you want to enjoy the Pongal Festival with delicious Pongal Dish but do not know how to cook it, then worry not. Order Instant Pongal Mix from Sambar Stories and cook this delicious dish within seconds.


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