Thursday, January 14, 2010

Pongal Vazhtugal /Pongal Greetings

Prasadams for Boghi

Dal Vada & Poli


I am celebrating my 100th post with Pongal Vazhthukal .May this harvest season bring goodness and prosperity to everybody. I have made Sakkarai Pongal (sweet pongal) to give all of You a treat for my celebration.


We have an auspicious time in the morning to keep the ponga panai a traditional vessel in which we cook the pongal and shout pongalo pongal with cheers.In India that too in the southern parts they celebrate mattu pongal by decorating the Sacred Cow and praying and doing poojas.

People going to the temples and celebrating pongal there. Since we live here in the middle east, we have a very slim chance of going to the temple since it is not within the reach.

I have my own small temple at home so I do my puja and prayers at home itself.

I have put up pictures of Sakkarai pongal (sweet pongal) Ven pongal (salt pongal) and for Boghi the previous day I had made amma vadai and Poli for Neivedhiyam so I have put up those pictures too.

This is a rice festival where we consume a lot of rice items in different forms.The last day is the kannu when we prepare various dishes like lemon rice, puliohara,Coconut rice, Curd rice etc.

Now I am going to put up the recipe for Sweet pongal which I am planning to give you all as a prasad to celebrate my 100th post.

Sakkarai pongal /Sweet pongal
Ingredients:

Raw Rice - 1 cup
Moong dal - 1/4 cup
Cashew nuts - few
Raisins - few
Saffron - a pinch
Jaggery - 3/4 cup
Elaichi - 5-6
Ghee - for seasoning and garnishing.

Method:
Take a kadai and roast the rice and moong dal.
Now take a heavy vessel put the rice and moong dal in it and pour sufficient water and cook .
When it starts becoming a little thick, add some milk and cook.
After the rice and moong dal is cooked and when it is still soggy add the jaggery little by little and stir. If You add the jaggery in the starting itself the moong dal will not cook so add it later.
Now after the mixture gets cooked add a pinch of saffron, and a pinch of pachai karpuram (edible camphor ) to enhance the taste.
Now add the powdered elaichi and mix nicely.
After that take a kadai and pour some ghee and put some cashew nuts and roast them and then add the raisins and roast them nicely and add to the sweet pongal.

Now the pongal is ready for Neivedhiyam to God and also for consumption.
I really wish that I could treat you all to this sweet so that our entire year will be also sweet and
beautiful.

32 comments:

  1. Congrats for ur 100th post...wishing you many more.
    Nice sakkarai pongal....enjoy the festival with your family :).

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  2. Great combo to have on a festive day. Happy Pongal.

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  3. Congrats on your 100th post and wish you a very happy pongal:)

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  4. Congrats on ur 100th post dear!! Wish you n ur family very happy pongal!! Sweet pongal is looking delicious..

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  5. congratulations for the 100 delicious recipes!!
    all pongal items look great!! Happy Pongal to you and to your family!!!

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  6. Congrats on your 100th post and keep rocking .

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  7. Congratulations on your 100th post and nice vada and boli...

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  8. Hi

    Congrats on your 100th post and Happy pongal...vada and poli looks nice...

    cheers

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  9. Congratulations on the milestone post. Pongal nal vaazhththugal to you and your family.

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  10. Congrats....Nice way to celebrate.Happy pongal

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  11. Happy Pongal dear :) divine prasadams...everything looks so yummy!

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  12. Happy pongal wishes to u & ur family..congrats on ur 100th post and all those prasadams looks delicious and excellent..

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  13. Happy Pongal ! The prasadams look inviting and yum!

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  14. Congrats on your 100th post and Happy Pongal. Nice yummy dishes.

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  15. Congrats on your 100th post and Happy Pongal.

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  16. Congrats on 100th post !! Nice day to celebrate 100th post ! happy pongal !

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  17. Congrats !!!Pongal Vazhthugal Indu...Thanks for your wishes..

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  18. Congrats! Happy Pongal dear. Prasadams look divine.

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  19. Superb festival recipes dear!

    Wish you and your family a happy Pongal:)

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  20. Congrats on ur 100th post,sweet pongal looks so yumm,happy pongal to u and family...

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  21. Congrats on ur 100th post!! Wish you n ur family very happy pongal!! Sweet pongal looks delicious..Nice vada and poli..:)

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  22. Congrats on your 100th Post. Wish you & your family a very happy Pongal!

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  23. congrats on ur 100th post and nice vada and poli

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  24. Looks very yummy, happy pongal to you and your family

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  25. Pongal wishes to you & your family, Pongal, poli, vada looks delicious

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  26. i have been following ur blog.... and just love ur recepies

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  27. Congrats for your 100th post..the dal vada looks so good. I love it..And poli too..

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  28. Congrats on your 100th post dear!! :)

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  29. Congrats on your 100th post, all the three dishes look superb.

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  30. Oh!!!! My My.... what an inviting spread u have there.... Every single plate is yum!!!!!!! I loved it all..perfect festivity....

    Ash...
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  31. Ur spread is Making me hungry now :)

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  32. Hmmm that looks so delicious. I think making that in this year's pongal will be great. Sending my pongal messages wishes to all!

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