“Happy Pongal/Sankranti to all the readers of Creative Saga”
Pongal is a very important festival for all Tamilians and is associated with the harvest time in Tamilnadu. It is celebrated for three days,the second today(i.e is today) being the main day.Sweet pongal is made to mark this festival. The milk in the sweet rice is made to boil over which indicates the prosperity. The act of boiling over is called pongal basically. Lord Surya is worshipped today(i.e to thank the sun and nature responsible for the bounty harvest and prosperity) . There are two kinds of pongal- one the sweet pongal or chakkarai/sakkkarai pongal, the second being venn pongal – the khara or spicy one.
Sweet pongal is made as prasadams for many festivals especially today. This is how I make sweet pongal.
Also see- Brown rice chakkarai pongal