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Makar sakranti / pongal feast

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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.

Kites, kites, kites everywhere!!

Kites, kites, kites everywhere!!

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!)

Welcomed with refreshing coconut water

Welcomed with refreshing coconut water

Impatiently waiting for the 2nd seating...

Impatiently waiting for the 2nd seating…

Lucky folks feasting in the 1st seating...

Lucky folks feasting in the 1st seating…

Finally our turn!!

Finally our turn!! And the yummy food just kept coming and coming… Mmmmmm…..

Flying high on fabulous food and friendly merriment!

Flying high on fabulous food and friendly merriment!

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3 Comments

  1. BerLinda says:

    Jealous! I think winter is just starting here!

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