Definition of pongal in English:
1.1 [mass noun] A southern Indian dish of rice cooked with various herbs and spices.
- Over 2,000 people attended as families simultaneously boiled a total of 320 ceremonial pots of sweet rice, called pongal.
- There's some discussion about the menu: the consensus is on simple idli and various kinds of rice preparations (lemon rice, pongal, sambar rice, curd rice).
- They enjoyed the pongal, but not before offering prayers to the Sun God.
from Tamil poṅkal, literally 'boiling, swelling' (with reference to the cooking process of rice).
Words that rhyme with pongaldiphthongal
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan