Is this how it happens ? You do it every day and then you suddenly realize you are addicted to it. Oh!! I am not addicted to anything bad .. it’s just Facebook… can’t be that bad .. right ? Wrong! It’s like my morning news paper with a hot cup of tea .. crazy .. huh! So like every day I logged in to Facebook with a cup of hot ginger tea and I notice that all my friends are wishing Happy Sankranti , Happy Pongal, Bihu etc etc and that’s when it struck me ..it’s 14th January, a day celebrated in almost all part of India with different names but similar rituals, a major Harvest Festival.
This is one such festival which I used to enjoy a lot. Ma would start preparing her sweet dishes the night before and the whole house would smell so yummy .We had to get up very early morning ( definitely disliked this part .. bbbrrrr ), take shower, wear new clothes finish the prayer and then my favorite part would start .. lots of eating 🙂 .These sweet dishes which were made during this festival was made out of rice powder, or flour, or coconut and they had a special name ‘ Pitha’ .
I never made Pitha before, so thought of giving a try. Called Ma early morning , took the recipe of Patishapta (my fav Pitha) and thankfully we had most of the ingredients at home 🙂 I was a little worried but when you cook with your heart it has to come out right . I made Ma proud .. yay !