MY LUNCH IDEA NO 33....( SIMPLE FESTIVAL MENU )





A typical festival lunch in South India ( Tamil brahmins ) would include some of the dishes  like the Sakkarai pongal/ sweet jaggery rice, savory pongal  the salted version, some mixed rice varieties like lemon rice, tamrind rice, vadas and two or three veggie filled gravies called kootu..


Recipe links for the same are below, click and go to each recipe or which ever you need .


1. Sakkarai Pongal  ( sweetened jaggery rice)


2. Ven Pongal 


3. Medu Vadas 


4. Ezhukari kootu ( 7 veg filled lentil gravy )


5. Thalagam ( Ericha Kuzhambu )


6. Tamrind rice ( Puliyodarai ) 


7. Lemon rice


8. Coconut rice


9. Dal vadas ( Parup vadai)



Not all the above dishes need to be made during festivals but a general menu mostly followed by Tamilians during important festivals.