Jan 15, 2009

SANKRANTI MENU


SANKRANTI SUBHAKANKSHALU TO ALL

Sankranti is an importent festival in hindu festivals.Sankranti is a four - day festival in Andhra pradesh.The Bhogi festival is observed on the first day and the second day is the importent day known as Sankranti or Makara Sankranti or pongal.and the third day is Kanuma and the fourth day is Mukkanuma.Uttarayana punnyakalam period begins with Sankranti and the next six months are considered highly auspicious

SIGNIFICANCE OF MAKAR SANKRANTI:----

Makar sankranti is of great significance to a hindu devote and is one of the most importent dates in hindu calender.Lord surya(sun God) is worshiped on this day and also this auspicious day based on the movement of the sun-God As per our hindu calender Surya moves to makara - rashi on this day and Makara refers to Makara -rashi-- the zodiac corresponding to Capricon and Sankranti means to cross in to,so Makara Sankranti means the day when the Sungod enters in to the zodiac Capricon and also known as Uttarayana punyakalam or the entry of surya into the north-east.

So Makara Sankranti is associated with Surya (Sun God), The best way to start the day with Gayatri Mantra and a special puja for Sun god and also a special puja to dhanaya lakshmi, Throughout India this festival is associated with harvest .So people pray for good harvest on this day, and cows are an intregral part of the agriculture so they give bath to cows and aply turmeric,sandle and kumkum and worshipped.Another importentaspect is Daan or Charity not only money people donates what they like food,moong dal, rice, wheat,cloths, Ghee, til (seasame seeds)

SPECIAL DISHES FOR SANKRANTI DAY:----

In andhra pradesh most of the people makes rice based dishes on this event like Ariselu or Appalu made with rice flour,jaggery and seasame seeds and a Elaborate lunch will be served in the after noon

A traditional Andhra lunch menu for Sankranti is...........

Payasam or Palatalikalu

Ariselu(rice cakes, Athirasam)

Garelu(vada )

Pulihora (tamarind rice)

Pappu pulusu (this is almost like sambar )or mudda pappu and bellam pulusu(a tamarind gravy with lots of vegetables and jaggery)

Pandu gummadi kura(pumpkin curry) This is the must on Sankranti menu

Any seasonal vegetable dry currylike eggplant or okra

Rice

Charu

any vegetable chutney like cucumber or eggplant or Gongura

Avakaya pickle

Ghee

Curd

Some people makes Avadalu or perugu vadalu(dahi vada) also on this menu

There will be a get to gather in the evening on this day and people arange dolls (bommala koluvu) on there houses and they distribute soaked chana and seasame seed ladu.

Enjoy the Festival

I couldn't make any thing to day because I have a heavy feaver and only Lemon rice.curd rice and vada. And a very big thanks to my hubby dear he only made the vadas and also curd rice and lemon rice too

23 comments:

LG said...

Happy Sankranti Rekha. Take rest dear. It is so nice of your hubby to make such a nice menu to celebrate the festival :)

Priya said...

Happy sankranti Rekha..menu looks delicious n makes me hungry..

Ann said...

Happy Sankranti..and thanks for the details of andhra sankranti menu..looks awesome.

Shama Nagarajan said...

happy sankranthi....take cake...nice menu

sowmya said...

yummy plate...happy sankranti...

notyet100 said...

tk cre nd rest ,..yummy platter...

Jaishree said...

Sankranthi menulooksdelicious..Nice to know your hubby made vada n rice on the festival. looks yum rekha. Tk cr.

Asha said...

Menu is yummy, Garelu looks perfect! :))

Priti said...

Happy Sankranti dear...I would call that perfect menu...Ur hubby did gr8 job..convey the msg..and you get well soon....

Smitha said...

Happy Sankranti to you Rekha!
Delicious food on fresh green plantain leaf...more comfort than the word could ever convey!

DEESHA said...

Get well soon dear, Happy Pongal to you too

Suma Rajesh said...

menu looks delicious..y make me drool dear...

Pallavi said...

this meal has everything. I love the presentation on the banana leaf.

Vidhya said...

Happy Sankranti Rekha. Nice post...

Ramya Bala said...

Happy Sankranthi Rekha..hru now?the menu looks awesome..me mailing u today for sure :)

Nithya Praveen said...

Lovely Menu Rekha.Very nice of ur husband to make this spread.Makes me hungry.

Curry Leaf said...

Tell me,when can I come over.This is perfect for me.

Dershana said...

Happy sankranti. Lovely spread!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow there is something for everyone in this.... But i like and love to have all...

SriLekha said...

wow1 a very nice thali!

Curry Leaf said...

Hope you r ok today.Take good rest.Health matters most.

Uma said...

mmm. looks so mouth-watering! Nenu nee neighbour ni ayyi vunte entha baagundaedi Rekha! Roju yummy yummy stuff thinavachu kadaa! Emantaavu? :)Have a great weekend.

Uma said...

I almost forgot! take care of your health dear! Take full rest! So nice of your hubby to help you out!