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Traditional South Indian sweet rice porridge prepared during the harvest festival called Pongal / Sankranthi. In villages freshly harvested rice is cooked with jaggery and dal in clay earthenware pots and offered to God along with vegetables, lentils, sugarcane and fruits. This is also prepared as neivedyam or prasadam during other auspicious occasions and festivals.
Ven Pongal is one of the breakfast item from South India, mainly popular in Tamil Nadu, prepared during Pongal Festival and also served as a special dish on auspicious occasions like wedding ceremonies. Fresh curry leaves and Ghee is a must for this dish.