Sweet pongal also as Chakkara Pongali in Telugu language is a famous recipe that is specially prepared on Makara Sankranti day with the new crop of rice, sugarcane (jaggery) and moong daal or split green gram. And the sweet dish is offered to Lord Indra who is believed to be the Lord of clouds and rains as the agriculture is mainly dependent on it. Sweet pongal is prepared mostly in South India and is offered as naivedyam or prasaad in Vishnu temples particularly in Dhanur Maasam - the period when the Sun remains in the zodiac sign of Saggitarius.
Things required for the recipe
Directions for preparing the recipe
Hot sweet pongal or chakkara pongali is ready to be offered to the Lord and then can be relished by the members of the family.
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