Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sakkarai Pongal/Sweet Pongal

Wish you a 'Happy Pongal'(Jan 15)

                                                      Pongal is an important festival in Tamilnadu.It is one of my favourite festivals.when we were growing up my uncles,aunts,cousins gather in my house and we all used to celebrate together for three,four days.Food was an important part in any festival especially Pongal.The celebration goes on for three days in my house,the second day is sankranti or pongal day on which we make sakkarai pongal or the sweet pongal.

My mother used to make Sakkarai Pongal in a traditional patram called 'Vengala Panai'decorated with Manjal kothu.Along with Sakkarai pongal she used to make Special kozhambu with all vegetables and five different vegetables(curry).Sweet Pumpkin curry used to be a special one on pongal or sankranti day.There are two three ways of making this sweet pongal.I have made it after making a thick syrup of jaggery called "pagu"which gives more shelf life to the pongal.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Chilli Idli/Podi Idli

                                                         Chilli Idli or Podi Idli  is one of my favourite appertizers, or even a starter. Nowadays I prefer not to eat fried starters and Chilli Idli or Podi Idli is a perfect example.I went to a party recently and podi idli was the first one to get over.