Samalu Katte Pongali ~ Navratri Day 1

Samalu Katte Pongali

Samalu Katte Pongali is the special Neivedyam for Navratri Day 1 pooja. It is made with Sama Millet and Moong dal made in similar way as regular Ven Pongal. Navratri Pooja begins today and we have planned our menu for the next nine days of Navratri. Hubby Dear listed out what needs to be cooked […]

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Samai Khara Ven Pongal, Sakkarai Pongal Day 1

Ven Pongal

Navratri begins today and for day 1 Neivedyam it was Ven Pongal and Sakkarai Pongal. Since I have already made Ven Pongal in different combinations, thought of including Samai and made this dish. The sweet was Sakkarai Pongal and since I made sakkarai pongal every Tuesday for Ganapathi Homan, the method I am following to […]

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Senaga Pappu Chakkara Pongali | Andhra Style Jaggery Pongal

Senaga Pappu Chakkara Pongali

Senaga Pappu Chakkara Pongali is an Andhra Style Jaggery Pongal made with Bengal Gram or Chana Dal. This is a traditional sweet preparation offered during Pooja as Neivedyam. This Rice made with Jaggery is called as Bellam Paramannam or Bellam Pongali is often prepared with Split Yellow Moong Dal. As with most recipes, we have […]

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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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