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January 14, 2009

Thai Ponggal

(Boiled sweet milk. Image source:

Today we celebrate Thai Ponggal – a “thanks giving” festive day in the Hindu calendar.

My wife woke up much earlier than me, first time in many months to prepare the pot of milk to be boiled in the true Ponggal tradition.

Frankly speaking, when I was small, I used to question my mom on the reason for celebrating Ponggal for I always thought that the event is for farmers, celebrating good harverst.… [Click to read the rest] “Thai Ponggal”