Chakarai (or sweet) Pongal is a festive dish of South India, specially made in the state of Tamil Nadu. Chakarai Pongal is made with rice boiled with milk and jaggery in earthenware pots during the harvest festival, Pongal. It is also prepared as “Prasadham”(offerings at the temple).
Ven Pongal, refers to the spicy Pongal, which is made as a comfort food in most South Indian homes for breakfast. It is made with lots of ghee/clarified butter and peppercorns and Mung beans/Green gram dhal. A quick , easy and healthy South Indian breakfast to prepare.