Needless to say, Indian cuisine is filled with a variety of comforting rice dishes. From Biryani to Khichdi, the number of rice dishes in India is endless. One such comforting and delicious rice dish in the South Indian Pongal. Usually made with rice, lentils and some aromatics, the dish can be made sweet or savoury according to one’s preferences. As Makar Sankranti is around the corner, we know you must be scrounging for some delicious Pongal recipes to try. Here are some options that you can bookmark.
A common offering to the deities, ven Pongal is made with rice and lentils and is all things delicious and aromatic. The savoury dish is made with minimal spices and a generous amount of ghee that packs in flavours and aroma in the dish.
The simple yet irresistibly delicious sweet dish is made with split moong dal and rice with an assortment of nuts. The dish is revamped with the fragrance of cardamom and ghee and is a comforting and warm dish to savour during winters.
A must-have during Makar Sankranti, chakkara Pongal is made with rice, moong dal and jaggery. The sweet dish has everything you expect from an Indian dessert- distinct flavours, textures and aroma. The edible camphor, coconut and cardamom powder add flavours to the dish and make the dish drool-worthy.
Pongal is made with a variety of main ingredients and foxtail millet (thinai) is one of them. The millet is gifted with magical nutritional benefits that are perfect to be added to your daily diet. The recipe is quick, laborsaving and made with some basic Indian ingredients. You can always bookmark this recipe when you need an easy, healthy and wholesome dish to relish. The fragrant and decadent Pongal will surely fill your heart, soul and tummy.
One of the simplest and quickest Pongal recipes, paal Pongal is made with just three ingredients in just 20 minutes. The rice, milk, ghee and nuts are enough to leave you drooling for days. You can also add chopped bananas or any fruits of your choice to amp up the dish.