The Festival Of Colors -Holi

Holi is a Hindu festival celebrated in Spring, in India and Nepal. It is also known as the “festival of colors” or the “festival of love”. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many, a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive,…

Sakkarai Pongal /Sweet Pongal

“Pongal” is the name of the festival and also the name of the dish cooked on this day. “Ponga” means to overflow with abundance, so the wishes for this day & here on, is may all the good things in your life overflow in abundance, to signify this truth, Rice, the staple food of South…

Venn Pongal

For those of us who like a touch of spice in our food, here is another version of Pongal, the spicy kind, goes so well on a cold winter day or a tropical rainy day. This paired with fresh coconut chutney and piping hot sambar ( healthy lentil curry with a good dose of veggies…

Happy Pongal /Harvest Festival of the South of India

While the land I grew up in is celebrating Pongal , the harvest festival in the South of India and offering prayers to the Sun God, I am finding new ways to scrape snow of my car wind shield, without getting frost bite. The contrast is what makes the memories sweeter. Even if you have…