Pongal is considered tridhatus samya, balances all three doshas: Vāta, Pitta and Kapha. It is light to digest, favourable for all seasons, suitable for any time of day. May be consumed twice in a week.
Traditionally served with tamarind gojju or chutney. Kaseri bāth or fruit can also be served to compliment this dish.
It is highly recommended to use white rice while making Pongal as other types of rice may change flavour and consistency.