This Sankranti, that is tomorrow January 14, 2016, every household in South Indian region would be in it’s food joy of traditional pongal in both sweet and savory version. They are the signature recipes of this festival. The pretty yellow lentils, oozing ghee, spice kicking black pepper, good-smelling cumin and sweet-sweet jaggery make the significant delicacies YUM YUM. This year my food senses steered me in the direction of authentic recipes with a delicious twist => just scroll to witness that green beauty.
In one of my previous posts that is rava pongal, I had promised you that, new age pongal recipes would be up in my blog soon. So today just before the the BIG day I am showing up here posting: khara pongal with mint leaves. You can name it as green pongal too because it is pretty like that having mint and coriander greens along with normal spices.
If you are like me who always, always love to play around, tweak and beautifully twist the normal recipes to bring in kind of freshness in look and taste, then you would definitely love khara pongal with mint leaves. The mint leaves render a unique flavor and yumminess to the pongal which is not so overpowering yet binds beautifully with black pepper and cumin. Which is why I loved this fancy pongal recipe because it still has the authentic taste, flavor and texture.
Wish you all a very HAPPY MAKARA SANKRANTI, let the festival enrich your lives with happiness, joy and good health.