Today is Tamil New Year, the first day of the month called ‘chiththirai.’ It’s celebrated in Tamilnadu, India.
A special dish we make on this day and offer to God (later, we eat it, of course!) is a sort of jam or gravy.
Ingredients include raw mango (sour taste), jaggery (sweet taste), salt, chillies (spicy), and neem flowers (bitter taste).
The dish symbolises life, which is a mix of flavours.
Here’s a photo of the dish I made today: