On a beautiful day in Adelaide, where those Laughing Jackasses keep me company all day, laughing at my seriousness, and where Balasubramaniam sings Om Namah Sivaya for 1 hour and 15 seconds to calm jangled nerves, it is also a day of great thanksgiving. Thai Pongal,  Hindu day of celebrating the harvest and its abundance, and giving thanks to all who provided for such bounty – the Sun, the Rain, the Cows, the Earth, and each other.

For Pongal, rice is a must – cooked sweet or savoury with mung dal and also called Pongal. It is cooked by the bucket load in many parts. Pongal is the South Indian name for kitchari.



kitchari recipes

Author: Ganga108

Heat in the Kitchen, Cooking with Spirit. Temple junkie, temple builder, temple cleaner. Lover of life, people, cultures, travel. Champion of growth, change and awareness. Taker of photos. Passionate about family. Happy.

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