Vegetarian food freshly prepared with the best ingredients.

103 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

(212) 696-9458

Welcome To Pongal!

At Pongal restaurant you will find a range of delectable vegetarian cuisine bursting with all the natural flavors and spices true to its original tradition. Specializes in Vegetarian food, freshly prepared with the best ingredients, for those who live to eat not eat to live.


Inspired by the rich heritage and diverse culinary traditions of the Indian subcontinent, our menu celebrates the essence of Pongal – a traditional harvest festival that symbolizes abundance, prosperity, and togetherness. From aromatic spices to exotic herbs, each dish is crafted with passion and precision, promising an unforgettable dining experience that pays homage to the soulful essence of Indian cuisine.

Mulligatawny Soup

Delicious blend of beans with tomato, lemon, and herbs.



Indian polenta, cream of wheat, with onion, chilies, ginger, spices and nuts.


Sambar or Rasam Idli

Idli dunked in a bowlful of sambar or rasam and served with coconut chutney.


Plantain Bhajia

Fried green raw banana coated in chickpea flour served with tangy and spicy chutney.


Mixed Vegetable Soup

Mixed harvest vegetable soup with light spices.



South Indian specialty made of green lentils and cashew nuts with jaggery or spice.


Alu Tikki or Spinach Tikki

Fried spiced potato or spinach fritters coated with bread crumbs served with tangy and spicy chutney.


Masala Vada

Spiced and crunchy fritters made of Bengal gram dal served with sambar and coconut chutney.


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