Pongal 2021: 5 traditional desserts to try this Pongal


When you are in India, you will find many reasons to celebrate every day of your life! India is the land of festivals and our entire calendar is all packed with them. The harvest festival marks the start of the festival calendar in our country. It is celebrated in many different ways in all parts of India and the idea behind celebrating the harvest festival is just to thank the nature for providing an abundance of crops to us!

Pongal is one of the main festivals of South India, which falls during the mid of January every year! This year, the festival is commemorated from 14th of January to 17th of January. The festival of Pongal marks the beginning of ‘Uttarayan’ (the sun’s movement towards the north). This festival is a 4-day affair, namely, Bhogi Pongal, Surya Pongal, Mattu Pongal and Kannum Pongal. The meaning of ‘Pongal’ is ‘spilling over’ and because of this, a tradition of overflowing the rice and milk in a clay pot over a flame is followed. Other traditions include drawing Kolams, decorating the house with flowers and cooking traditional foods.

If you don’t know what you can make for Pongal then, just for you, in this article, we have created a list of 5 dessert recipes to make your Pongal celebrations sweeter! Try them now!

1. Sakkarai Pongal

Talking about the traditional sweet dish of Pongal, nothing can replace a yummy bowl of sakkarai pongal for the dessert! So, to celebrate the festival of Pongal, just make this delectable dessert recipe and enjoy with your loved ones!

2. Pala Munjalu

Want to make something for the festive season but don’t have much time? Try this quick and easy recipe! Prepared with chana dal, milk, sugar and rice flour, this dessert recipe is very delicious and can be served to your guests during Pongal. We are sure that everyone will love having it!

3. Paramannam

Prepared with rice, jaggery, ghee, dry fruits and milk, this dessert recipe is a must-try for every single person! The use of jaggery in the recipe instead of sugar makes it healthier. You just need to spend 30 minutes in order to make this dish. So, try it now!

4. Pala Burelu

This South Indian dessert recipe can be a great dish for adding to the Pongal menu. This dish can be prepared by making use of easily available ingredients. Just spend 20 minutes and impress your guests with your cooking skills!

5. Kobbari Pala Payasam

This dish is the South Indian version of ‘kheer’. Prepare it with grated coconut, milk, sugar, basmati rice, dry fruits and ghee, and treat your taste buds! This dish can be perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. So, what are you waiting for? Go and make it now!

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