Indian festivals are incomplete without mouth-watering delicacies. Whether it is Holi, Eid or harvest festivals such as Pongal and Lohri, we Indians kick-start celebrations by gorging on some of the traditional dishes. South India is currently engulfed in the festivities of Pongal. This year, the four-day festival began on January 15 and will continue till January 18. During Pongal, devotees wake up early, put on new clothes, visit temple and pray to sun god. As people across the country are busy celebrating harvest festival- whether it is Makar Sankranti, Lohri or Pongal, we bring to you some lip-smacking treats which will satiate your taste buds.
Prepared with rice flour and sesame seeds, Kara Murukku are spicy yet healthy. These murukkus can be enjoyed with tea or filter coffee. This famous South Indian evening snack has gradually gained popularity all over India. Enjoy the festivities of Pongal with the mouth-watering murukkus.
Medu Vada has become quite a popular dish across the country. You can grab it as an evening snack or even relish its taste in breakfast. Vada tastes best with coconut chutney and sambhar. The soft and spicy interior with crisp outer coating makes Medu Vada everyone's favourite.
Sakkarai Pongal is the perfect dose of sweetness on Pongal. Prepared with melted jaggery, ghee, dried fruits, cardamom powder, yellow moong dal and not to forget rice, Sakkarai Pongal is that one recipe which completes Pongal cuisines. It is generally served as prasadam on Pongal.
You can't celebrate Pongal without gorging on Ven Pongal. The traditional delicacy prepared with rice, moong dal, ghee, spices and curry leaves is easy to prepare. It tastes great and is loved by everyone.
Tamarind rice, which is popularly known as puliogare can make your mouth water. No one can resist tamarind rice, which is prepared with lentils, peanuts, spices, rice and tamarind. The dish is quite easy to make and can be served with papad or raita.
Wishing you all a delightful and delectable Pongal!
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