Friday, January 16, 2009

SHANKARANTHI THALI (TRADITIONAL LUNCH ON PONGAL DAY)

Everyone has their own style and follow their own traditional way in celebrating pongal and preparing special varieties of dishes on this festive day.

In our house we prepared Ven pongal, Chakra pongal, White rice, Rasam,vadai, payasam, Vadai Thair pachadi, kai kootu on pongal day. We did Sathya Narayana pooja also and did Amsi (Neivedhyam) all the dishes to God. After the pooja we read the Pooja Story to every one of our house. We enjoy the divine story of Lord. Sathya Narayana. After having the prasadam we do all sit for our lunch together. Here… the plate of traditional and tasty dishes from our home.


We use a decorated bronze pot for cooking the sweet pongal on pongal day. Here the word decoration means we tied the pots neck with raw turmeric leaves, secondly we tied some flowers, Small and Fine pieces of sugar cane, turmeric pieces and yellow pumpkin pieces in a twine thread and tied it below the turmeric leaves. We put Thiruman (Full Namam on all sides of the pot).

Here comes the recipe of

SWEET PONGAL

Raw rice 1 cup
Moong dhal/pasi paruppu ½ cup
Sugar ½ cup
Milk 500 ml
Jaggery ¼ cup
Kalkandu ¼ cup

Pachai karpuram/ camphor a pinch
Cashews and raisins

METHODS

Boil the milk in the bronze pot. Add the washed rice and dal to it.
Mix well and cover with lid. Stir on and off.
When the rice come to almost to the cooked stage and soft, add grated jaggery, sugar and kalkandu in to it.
If necessary u can add water of ½ to 1cup.
Combine well. Now add the pachai karpuram, elachi in to the pongal.
Finally garnish with roasted cashews and raisins.

I think the English name for kalkandu is Sweet candy. But I'm not sure. If anybody knows, kinldy write to me dears.

Sending this recipe to FIC-- YELLOW at http://tumyumtreats.blogspot.com/2009/01/announcing-food-in-colors-january-2009.html hosted by sunshinemom of tongue ticklers

and also to Festive Food: Makar Sankranti By Priti of
Indian Khana

Sudeshna's Harvest -the festival of rice Event.

36 comments:

sowmya said...

your recipe is quite different to what i follow..nice colour..looks yummy too....

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

chakkara pongal looks very yummy hema. i also made it this way.. using full milk. it comes out rich and creamy right.

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy pongal treat......i think its sugar candy / rock candy........refer this link : http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/default.stm..happy pongal

Adlak's tiny world said...

Thanks a lot sowmya,mahima and shama.

Thank u shama for yr refrnce... sure i ll check it up.

Ann said...

Drooling hema...pongal looks sweet and yummy..hope you had a delicious pongal.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow thats ayummy platter... Thanks for inviting...

Adlak's tiny world said...

Thanks a lot ann and KF.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Great spread! We don't make vada payasam other wise everything are same:) we too have pithali pot specific for pongal :)

sunshinemom said...

That is a nice picture of the festive feast! I do not add milk in chakra pongal. Thank you for sending this to FIC!

merajugr8 said...

Hope you had a very nice Pongal. Happy Pongal dear.
Enjoyed your way of presentation, Satyanarayana Pooja and narration. I love that decorations on Pongal pot using turmeric leaves, pongal flower and kumkumam. Lovely memories...

Adlak's tiny world said...

Thank u for yr lovely comnt rakhs,sunshinemom and merajugr8.

Gita's Kitchen said...

Nice picture Hema, I too made the same dishes except the rice for puja...

Asha said...

Beautiful thali, I bet you all enjoyed it! :)

sriharivatsan said...

Wish I could have been there for Pongal, yummy treat...

Jaishree said...

Great spread!chakkara pongal looks very yummy hema.nice colour

Preety said...

Thali full of food looks perfect..HAPPY PONGAL TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

Happy cook said...

The whole plate of food you served loks so inviting.

AnuSriram said...

Yummy Thali.. Sakkarai pongal looks gorgeous!

Cham said...

I have made sakkarain pongal like that except kalkandu. Looks so good the thali

Yasmeen said...

Hope you had a blessed festival,that's a flavorsome thali :)

Nithya Praveen said...

What a feast? I miss having this kinda spread....hmmm lovely Hema.

Mrs.Kannan said...

Using pachaikarpooram in chakkarapongal isdif to me....yummy platter

Adlak's tiny world said...

Thank u GK,Aha,sriharivastsan,jaishree, preeti, HC, anusriram, cham, yasmeen, nithya and Ananya.

Varsha Vipins said...

wow..Thats quite a feast Akka..droolll

Ramya Bala said...

looks so yummy..kalakanddu never tried adding it...

Priya said...

Lovely thali...pongal looks delicious...

jeyashrisuresh said...

hema nice presenation . we make urad dal vada for pongal.why no click of the pot dear?missed that,the way u made that was really intersting

Uma said...

mmm. mouth-watering thali! I can see that you had a wonderful sankranthi!

Adlak's tiny world said...

Thank u varsha, ramya, priya, uma and jaishree.

jeyashree i thought of taking the decorated pot photo,,, i was in little bit hurry to cook the ponal in good time so i missed the chance.

after cooking pongal the pot got full mess with milk, sugar jaggery syp on its sides.

so i left the idea of after clicking. next time i ll post it with pongal panai hm...

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely info and lovely post.Yummy platter,by the way where is my plate of pongal,gotsu and vadai,along with all other nivedhyams? Now u are making me hungry :P Tempting pic.

Adlak's tiny world said...

Oh CL that plate is waiting for u only.. not yet pickd up.. come on yar...

Priti said...

Meal looks perfect and very inviting...this is all I miss during Pongal :-(..but we can have virtue feast here ;)...thanks for the yummy entry.

Uj said...

Wow.. nice thali :)

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Adlak's tiny world said...

//Anonymous Anonymous said...
interesting piece of information, I had come to know about your web-page from my friend pramod, jaipur,i have read atleast eight posts of yours by now, and let me tell you, your blog gives the best and the most interesting information. This is just the kind of information that i had been looking for, i'm already your rss reader now and i would regularly watch out for the new posts, once again hats off to you! Thanks a million once again, Regards,
chakkara pongal recipe //

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