2010/01/20

MATTU PONGAL SPECIAL RECIPES

My Paternal Grandparents own Paddy Fields and we used to celebrate Pongal to the utmost enjoyment . We will arrange for a family get together on Mattu Pongal in my grandparents Village . The Whole village will be full of happiness and excitement . Villagers will arrange lot of competitions among them like Rangoli (each and every house will participate) , Bull decorations , Bullock Cart Race , Kabadi , Running race etc . The most important and popular among them is 'Jallikattu' .

Myself and my sisters will participate in Rangoli . Prizes will be distributed .

This temple is very special for our family . Lord Ganesh with Nandi face was given to this temple by my Paternal Great Grand father . So , for every pongal we gather here and keep pongal .

This year i missed it . Since my cousin haven't uploaded this year's celebration , i uploaded Pongal-2007 pictures when i was there . We used to clean the whole temple , apply oil to the idols and wash them , wear new dhotis for them , apply sandal and kumkum , new garlands and flowers .



We keep pongal in a very big pot for a family of 20 members . Each one stir it, when their turn comes.It will be a real fun to hold the ladle and turn huge quantity . One stir will make my sisters and myself tired . On seeing us exhausted , my grandmother used to give a menu chart of healthy village recipes to our mothers to make us strong and healthy .



My Mom in her turn...



My Aunty and her son doing their turn ,




Waiting for this year's celebration photos ............i really missed them......

This year rangoli in my home in hyderabad .



Special Rava Kara Pongal and Rava Sakkarai Pongal .



Will post the recipes soon!!!

21 comments :

Nandini said...

Sweet & memorable info about your village and pongal celebratoin! Cute!

Prathibha said...

looks like u have cwlebrated pongal in a grand way..nice pics

Rachana Kothari said...

A very Sweet post with some lovely pics... Its always great to know about different traditions..Thanks for sharing

shanthi said...

Love the way you have celebrated pongal

San!!! said...

No wonder none could miss that celebrations,rangoli looks awwww.Seems you have got lots of entertainment for pongal fest back at home,that's great.Pongal looks so inviting.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Wow..I really miss those days pa..nice snaps and u definitely had a great pongal:)

Asha said...

Beautiful post, loved looking at the traditional pics.

vijis kitchen said...

Nice pongal Recipes. All lovely pictures & Rangloli is awesome.
I like your crafts too.

Priyameena said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures..Looks great...Rangoli looks great too..

Gita said...

Nice pongal photos dear..these make good memories...I miss all these here :)

Usha said...

Lovely pongal pictures!

Priya said...

Miss everything..thanks for sharing these pongal pictures..Hey Shama ur mom looks too young..

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Well celebrated dear, nice pics. Both Rava pongal looks delicious:)

And your rangoli looks so beautiful....

kothiyavunu said...

Nice pongal celebration..Pics looks great and rangoli looks superb!!

Rekha shoban said...

yummy and lovely pongal!!

Rahin said...

thats a beautiful post

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Lovely pics. nice to celebrate festivals with family..

Jaleela said...

nice rava pongal, rangoli super.

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

Nice pongal photos &rangoli also super dear..

GR said...

Your rangoli and pongal looking great.

simply.food said...

Its lovely to learn about different regional celebrations.
Thanks for dropping by my blog.