Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Pongal

‘Sakarai Pongal’ is not made by throwing everything into a pressure cooker and hoping for the best. But my cook-book naps in the afternoon!
After all, need the recipe be any more authentic than the ingredients?
Milk from a tetrapack packed in Pune. Rice marketed by a firm headquarted in Calcutta, grown who knows where. Pulses bought loose from the grocer. Jagery left over from last year.
The steamy lump is not Sakarai Pongal. But it is sweet.
I don’t care. This is not an offering to Surya, it is a tribute to my father. And he loved anyything sweet.

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2 comments:

Michelle Zheng said...

That's really sweet. It's a great tribute to your father!

-Michelle Zheng

Natasha Ramarathnam said...

Thank you, Michelle.

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