You know it is makar sakranti when every street corner in Mumbai is bursting with kites.
Known as makar sakranti in Maharashtra and pongal in Tamil Nadu, it is a time to celebrate the end of winter with flying kites and feasting!
It is also a time to get rid of the old and welcome the new.
And what better way to celebrate the harvest festival than with a traditional south Indian vegetarian feast?
We joined a house-warming / family food fest in celebration of pongal!
Cleverly dubbed a ‘Tam Bram Detox Party‘ as our host is a Tamilian Brahman and Detox as there was narry a whiff of intoxicants or non-veg. Given the meal we had, would not have survived with anything more!
Oh and btw – I know Pongal was last week – it simply took that long to recover from the food coma! 🙂
And PPS – Thanks my host with the most for correcting my spelling of Pongal (not pongol as its pronounced!)