Pongal Recipes

Our Pongal Recipe section contains a variety of traditional Pongal recipes. Pongal is the harvest festival of Tamil Nadu. It is an occasion to indulge in revelry and merry making. Celebrate Pongal along with some delicious food. Try our easy recipes for Pongal.
For those who are not very familiar with south Indian cuisine, but are dying to try 'Upma', let me tell you that its quite easy to prepare. Apart from toast and Omelette, this dish is the next best idea for breakfast.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 8.3 / 10 (68 votes)
Coconut Laddoo
Coconut laddoo is a delicacy prepared with raw grated coconut and is quite popular during the festive season in India. The soft delectable coconut prepared with dry fruits and nuts impart it a distinct texture and taste, which makes it the perfect choice for a light dessert.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 9.6 / 10 (45 votes)
Bisi Bele Bhath
A classic dish from the state of Karnataka made to a combination of rice, tur dal and assorted vegetables, the scent of this piquant dish allures takers at all parts of the day.

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 6.1 / 10 (73 votes)
Rava Dosa
Dosa, as we all know is one of the most famous and healthy breakfast options in India. It originated from South and with time it has reached nooks and corners of the country. Dosa is usually made with rice batter and black lentils but there is a variation of dosa which is made with semolina (rava/sooji). It is not that tough to make if you are a pro at making dosa.

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 8.5 / 10 (22 votes)
Medu Vada
Medu vada is a South Indian breakfast item which is made with rice and urad dal. These vada have a specific shape and can be identified with that. If you visit this part of the country then these vadas are a must try. We can also make it at home following the easy recipe, and if you think you cannot give it the traditional shape, there are different molding machines available in the market.

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 8.4 / 10 (18 votes)
Besan Dosa
Besan Dosa is a healthy breakfast recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Besan Dosa by following this easy recipe.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 8.6 / 10 (12 votes)
Rava Kesari
A popular south Indian desert, the Rava Kesari works seamlessly when one has just indulged in a spicy Indian meal. The texture of the rava after it has absorbed the key ingredients of ghee, cardamom powder and kesari color emanates a tinge that will suit any palate.

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 6.9 / 10 (16 votes)
Sweet Pongal
A typical sweet served at festivals in the South of India, the pongal's richness and sweetness matches any festival. The addition of cashew and raisins makes this desert even more lovable.

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 8.7 / 10 (10 votes)
Curd Rice
If you want to break away from the spice of Indian curries and cool that palate yet delight it, then curd rice is your only choice. A simple mixture of rice and curds and the dish is ready to be served, one that will cool your tummy even on rough days.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 8.1 / 10 (34 votes)
Lemon Rice
South India offers a wide variety of exotic dishes and one among these is the Lemon rice. It is considered a great option for breakfast by many.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 8.3 / 10 (24 votes)
Puliyogare Rice
Also known to many as the 'Tamarind Rice', this tangy preparation is a favorite amongst the masses of South Indian states. Like the lemon rice, the 'Puliyogare' is also a good option for breakfast.

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 9.0 / 10 (26 votes)
Chakara Pongal
The Chakara Pongal is a popular South-Indian delicacy made during all festivals and important occasions. The raisins and the cashews that are added make the dish an absolute delight to have.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 9.0 / 10 (7 votes)
Aval Payasam
Aval Payasam is a dessert made during the festive occasion of Ugadi in Southern Indian. Flattened rice or poha is cooked in milk and variety of dry fruits are also used in the preparation.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 9.2 / 10 (5 votes)
Chettinad Mutton Curry
Chettinad cuisine is widely known for its spice indulgence in any curry and Chettinad Mutton Curry is just another recipe from this cuisine. Learn how to make/prepare Chettinad Mutton Curry by following this easy recipe.

• Non Veg.   • Difficult    Rating: 9.1 / 10 (23 votes)
The first meal of the day for most people residing in Andhra Pradesh, the pesarattu that boasts of its nutritional value and delicious taste is one breakfast item that should not be passed.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 7.9 / 10 (8 votes)
Sakkarai Pongal
One can't afford to miss this one if he/she is exploring authentic south Indian cuisine. Prepared using Rice and dry fruits, people with a sweet tooth will absolutely fall in love with this dessert.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 9.2 / 10 (12 votes)
Coconut Dumplings
Coconut Dumplings is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Coconut Dumplings by following this easy recipe.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 8.0 / 10 (1 vote)
Chettinad Chicken Curry
Chettinad Chicken Curry is a yummy treat from the Chettinad cuisine. Learn how to make/prepare Chettinad Chicken Curry by following this easy recipe.

• Non Veg.   • Average    Rating: 9.4 / 10 (9 votes)
Ven Pongal
South Indians love this! True, it's a dish meant for the Tamil harvesting festival, known as Pongal, but the Ven Pongal is also a favorite breakfast option. It's Tamil Nadu's take on the ever-popular khichdi.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 6.5 / 10 (12 votes)
Vendakkai More kulambu
This typical South-Indian dish is made with ladies finger and butter milk. It is best eaten with rice and completes a meal, satisfying your hunger to the fullest.

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 8.0 / 10 (17 votes)
Rava Payasam
While people in few parts of India call it 'Kheer', a few others call it 'Payasam'. This dessert, rich in milk and dry fruits is quite simple to make and simply irresistible.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 8.5 / 10 (4 votes)
Vendakkai Mandi
A typical Chettinad dish with its prime ingredients being ladies finger and onion, this vegetable curry suites a perfect north or south Indian meal with its healthy yet aromatic touch.

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 10.0 / 10 (1 vote)
Carrot Pachadi
Carrot Pachadi is a very popular recipe of South India. Learn how to make/prepare Carrot Pachadi by following this easy recipe.

• Veg.   • Easy   
Andhra Pongal
Andhra Pongal is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Andhra Pongal by following this easy recipe.

• Veg.   • Difficult    Rating: 9.3 / 10 (3 votes)
Milk Rice
This Sri Lankan speciality is probably the easiest dish you'll ever whip up. Yes,all it needs is rice and a whole lot of milk with salt to taste.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 7.0 / 10 (8 votes)