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Hidden Kitchens of Sri Lanka

By Bree Hutchins

Published 2013

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This sweet rice pudding is a traditional Tamil New Year dessert and is also served at other auspicious ceremonies and special occasions. One morning, when I was walking along the beach in Point Pedro, I came across an entire village eating pongal from banana leaves. A local fisherman had recently purchased a new boat, and his wife had set up her cooking equipment on the beach, lit a fire and made a large pot of pongal. Making pongal for everyone was a way to share their joy with the communi