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Sarkkarai Pongal | Sweet Pongal

Sarkkarai Pongal - this is a quick and easy dish for prasadam. And this Sarkkarai Pongal has also been an absolute favourite prasadam for many of us. The taste of this Sarkkarai Pongal, depend on the quality of the jaggery we use. I usually prefer pagu vellam for pongal and payasam dishes. The colour and taste of this jaggery vary from place to place. Some jaggery are dark brown while others are yellow or orange coloured jaggery. In this recipe, I have used the dark brown jaggery and it tastes so good. My husband bought me this dark brown jaggery (Kottayam Vellam) from Nanguneri. Now let's see some important tips for perfect Sarkkarai Pongal.

Mithi Paavakai Poriyal - Baby Bitter Gourd Stir Fry

Baby bitter gourd stir fry - in Tamil we call this vegetable as mithi pavakkai. I like this bitter gourds very much because it has less bitterness when compared to the regular bitter gourds. This poriyal tastes so good with our Tirunelveli pulikuzhambu.

Red Capsicum Soup - Soup with red bell peppers, tomatoes and onions

Red Capsicum(bell pepper) Soup - delicious soup prepared with red capsicums, tomatoes, garlic, peppercorns. This red capsicum soup is actually easier than other soups. As this is a quick soup to make, this is also perfect for a dinner party or for a family get-together. The red capsicums also called as sweet peppers and they can be eaten raw or cooked.

Puli Thanni - Tamarind sauce with onions and red chillies - Tirunelveli Puli Thanni Kuzhambu

Puli Thanni - easy kuzhambu for your lunch with simple ingredients in just 10 minutes. This was my first kuzhambu dish I prepared for my family during my college days for dinner. We all enjoyed this kuzhambu with warm rice, sutta appalam and fried gram chutney. Once you try this easy kuzhambu, you will prepare this twice or thrice in a month.