Makara Sankaranthi – Pongal recipes, Boghi recipes and Kaanum Pongal / Kanu Recipes

Makara Sankaranthi - Pongal recipes

Makara Sankaranthi or Pongal is the Harvest festival celebrated in India. This festival holds a very special place in my heart. My father’s birthplace is a small town/village in Southern India. I remember celebrating this festival with my grandmother and all the cousins in the  house. The festival is celebrated very traditionally with the cows being bought in for the puja. Also since we come from a agricultural family the significance of the festival is truly understood sand celebrated.

I miss being in India for the festivals and one thing I greatly miss during this festival is chewing on fresh, juicy Sugarcane that comes just harvested from the fields. As a child I remember spending hours outside chewing the karumbu!

Also I love the part where we bring our cow inside the house for doing the maatu/Cow Pooja. the poor cow would be so scared to enter the house. I would be waiting for the time when they bring the cow in.

I am sharing few of the recipes that I have in my space for the festival.

Boghi/ Boghi Pandigai

Special menu includes Payasam, Aama vadai and  Poli along with the regular lunch menu.
Payasam recipes
http://www.mycookingjourney.com/2012/11/paal-payasamkheerrice-pudding.html
http://www.mycookingjourney.com/2012/08/carrot-kheer-carrot-payasam.html

 

http://www.mycookingjourney.com/2013/04/badam-kheer-almond-payasam-blogging.html
http://www.mycookingjourney.com/2013/02/caramelized-sugar-paal-payasam-paal.html
http://www.mycookingjourney.com/2013/10/thengai-arisi-payasam-rice-and-coconut.html
Poli recipes
http://www.mycookingjourney.com/2013/04/puranam-polipuran-poliboli-bm-27.html
 
http://www.mycookingjourney.com/2011/01/paal-poli.html
Vadai Recipes
Usually Aama vadai is made on Boghi day and Ullundhu Vadai is made on Pongal day
http://www.mycookingjourney.com/2013/04/aama-vadaichanna-dal-vadaisplit-bengal.html

Pongal Pandigai / Makara Sankaranthi

http://www.mycookingjourney.com/2011/09/chakkara-pongal.html
Ven Pongal
http://www.mycookingjourney.com/2013/09/ullundhu-vadai-medhu-vadai-bm-32.html
http://www.mycookingjourney.com/2012/01/ezhu-kari-kuzhumbuericha-kuzhumbu.html

Kaannum Pongal / Kannu recipes

Usually all varieties of mixed rice is prepared on this day. I remember my mother saying that we cannot make rasam on this specific day.
http://www.mycookingjourney.com/2013/02/thengai-saadhamcoconut-rice.html
http://www.mycookingjourney.com/2013/09/elumichampazham-saadham-lemon-rice-bm-32.html
http://www.mycookingjourney.com/2012/03/pulikaachal-puliyodharai.html
http://www.mycookingjourney.com/2013/01/ellu-podiellu-saadham-spiced-sesame.html
Wishing all of you a very Happy Makara Sankaranthi / Pongal!

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