Bhogichi Thali / Makar Sankranti Thali

Namaskar Mandali,
            Makar Sankranti also celebrated as Maghi, Pongal, Bhogi, Lohri. This festival marking
the start of Uttarayan, the 6 months auspicious period in the Hindu calendar.  Makar Sankranti is observed with social festivities like kite flying, fairs(melas/yatra), bonfires, feasts, haldi-kumkum, and bornahan. Bornahan is an ancient Hindu tradition in which young kids, between age 1 to 5 are showered with gifts which are to be collected by invited children of similar ages. On this day small children and babies are showered with a mix of bhogi veggies, sugarcane, flowers, puffed rice, tilgul and coins, this ceremony is known as Bornahan. It is a ceremony to thank God for blessings us with child and assuring him that we will take utmost care and nurture his little angel.
             Bhogi is the festival celebrated in Indian subcontinent on 13th or 14th January. And to celebrate this festival, Bhogichi Bhaji prepares. Bhogichi Bhaji is a mixed vegetable stir-fry that contains the winter vegetables such as Ghevda घेवडा (Indian Broad Beans), Fresh Green Peas (वाटाणे), Fresh Green Chana (हरभरा), Carrots (गाजर), Sugarcane (ऊस) and Ber (बोर) and more and also to the addition, to make Bhogichi Bhaji uses Peanuts and Sesame seeds which are warming in nature and are perfect for the season. It is to be served hot with Til-Bajrichi Bhakri.
             If you are a blogger or vlogger like me and you are reading this, then you will understand how specific ethnic group like ours celebrate festivals 1-2 weeks ahead of time. I would like to say here, at my home every day is a festival or celebration! Isn't it right?
           

So here is our way to celebrate the festival of harvest, Makar Sankranti. Let's start!
Makar Sankranti Thali / Bhogichi Thali: (मकर संक्रांती थाली / भोगीची थाली)

1)Rice


2) Sheng Sola / Bhogichi Bhaji / Mix Veg Stir Fry






3) Kandyachya Patichi Bhaji / Spring Onion Stir Fry




4)Bhogichi Rassa Bhaji / Mixed Vegetable Curry


5) Sesame Seeds Ladoo / Tilgul Ladoo




6) Sesame Seeds-Jaggery Paratha / Tilgul Poli





7) Sesame Seeds-Bajra Roti / Til-Bajrichi Bhakri




8)Sesame Seeds Chutney / Tilachi Chutney






What is your favorite dish from the Makar Sankranti thali?


Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!!!

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