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Best shops to eat Pongal

Best shops to eat Pongal



Pongal, the harvest festival of South India, is incomplete without the delicious and sweet Pongal. But you don’t have to wait till the festival begins to get your hands on this delicacy. Let’s dig into it!

 Did you know that there is not one but four types of Pongal? 

  • Chakkara Pongali

  • Venn Pongal

  • Melagu Pongal

  • Puli Pongal


Chakkara Pongali/Chakarai Pongal: This Pongal is sweet and generally prepared in Temples as Prasad during the Pongal festival. 

  1. Where can you find it?

  • Murugan Idli Shop: Location- Chennai 

  • Dakshinayam: Location- Mumbai, Gandhigram Road


Venn Pongal: This is a white, savory dish popular as a breakfast served in Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. 

  1. Where Can you find it?

  • Mathsya: Location- Halls Road Egmore, Chennai

  • Rayar’s Mess: Location- 31, Arundale Street, Mylapore


Milagu Pongal: Served on authentic banana leaves, this is the spicy variant of the delicious Pongal. 

See Also

  1. Where can you find it?

  • Adyar Ananda Bhawan: Location- Main Market, Green park extension, Delhi. It is a family joint popularly known as A2B.

  • Murugan Idli Shop: Location- Railway station area, Thanesar, Haryana.


Puli Pongal: This variant is eaten for dinner. It is made with tamarind and boiled rice.

    1. Where can you find it?

  • Paati Veedu: Location- Chennai, T Nagar

  • Winter Palace: Location- Alwarpet, Chennai

This dish is something that you can eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. What are you waiting for? Let us know in the comments if you have tried it. 

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