Sakkarai Pongal

Pongal is one of the most popular four day long harvest festivals celebrated in Tamil Nadu. It falls in mid January. It is like a Thanksgiving occasion to nature. Sakkarai Pongal is a delicacy made from newly harvested rice. It is cooked with jaggery, ghee and cashew nuts and is offered to sun god. Rice…

Bhogichi Bhaji

Bhogi is a day before Makar Sankranti and the food prepared on this day truly celebrates the beautiful winter produce. On this day, the food typically consists of Bhogichi Bhaji, a mixed vegetable made with winter veggies and slow cooked on fire; served with Bajri Bhakris that are made with sesame. Warm up your tummies…

Makar Sankranti Special

Makar Sankranti marks the transition of the sun towards Makar (Capricorn) and it is a way of paying respect to the Sun God. In a primarily agricultural economy and culture, the Sun which influences all our seasons and ultimately the harvests, holds a special importance. Makar Sankranti is always celebrated on 14th (or 15th in…