June 19 - Saffron infused Sweet Pongal
As far as comfort foods go, Sweet Pongal is right up there on top of the list. A mix of Mung dal and short grained rice cooked to a mush and sweetened with unrefined sugar. This version surprisingly does not have any Cardamom to flavor it as is the case with many many South Indian desserts. Instead it has a micro pinch of edible Camphor along with Saffron for the flavor and color. The taste.. Priceless.