Khara Pongal (Venn Pongal)

Pongal is also the name of a popular dish from Tamil Nadu and also a multi-day festival which starts from Sakranti in January (usually on the 14th or 15th). There are specific dishes reserved for different days of the festivities. There are multiple sweet (Sakkarai Pongal) and savory Pongal variations available but my favorite out…

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Vegetable Biryani

Vegetable Biryani is a great dum dish packed with vegetable and long grain Basmati rice layers flavoured with spices. It is best to have with a simple raita/curd side dish and fried onions. My version of it varies on how quick and healthy I want it to be. I am frying vegetables in this version,…