Thai Pongal Festival Menu
The Thai Pongal is celebrated during the middle of January to mark the period of Harvest by farmers of Tamil Culture. It is celebrated by all Tamils to Thank the Sun God for his blessings and Bumper Harvest during the year.The regular Thai Pongal Menu is something like this. This is prepared and offered to the Sun in the Thai Pongal day.

Traditional Pongal

In chettinad we make two types of pongal, one is rice pongal and the other is sakkarai pongal on Thai pongal day. In olden days we made it in the earthern stoves. Now we make it in the gas stove.  Then we make pongal festival veggies and offer to the lord sun and eat. 




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Mochai Kootu

Mochai is a common vegetable of Tamil Nadu available in the months of December and January. In some regions, now a days, Mochai is being cultivated throughout the year and is being sold year round. 



Pongal Kulambu

Pongal Kulambu is a Special dish prepared during the time of Thai Pongal only. It is a mixture of several vegetables prepared in a side dish. Pongal Kulambu is prepared with many vegetables because it is the time when lots of vegetables 




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Sakkaravalli Kizhangu Poriyal

Some of them include sakkaravalli kizhangu poriyal in their Thai Pongal Menu. It is very easy to make and good to taste. We eat as a snack also. It is good for growing childrens.









Palakkai Poriyal



In chettinad Palakkai is a most important vegetable in Thai Pongal Festival Menu. They search for palakkai at that time and use it in the pongal menu. There are two types of palakkai one is malai palakkai and the other one is curry palakkai. 







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