Hope everybody has had great festival celebrations. Bhogi and Sankranthi is always celebrated with much pomp and planning. During school days we used to get almost four days off. I remember visiting my grandparent’s home for Sankranthi and it used to be so festive. We normally used to travel on Bhogi morning, and could see the “Bhogi Manta” or the Bon Fire that gets done on the early hours of Bhogi day.
We really should be very careful when traveling on the roads and the colourful Rangoli takes your breath away. Everybody competes with creating the most beautiful and pretty rangolis. This year we decided to visit my sils and landed on Bhogi day. Saw many colourful rangolis and my nieces had also done very pretty rangolis.
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Cashew - Almond powder - 1/2 cup
Milk - 2 tbsp
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Ghee - 2 tsp
Salt a pinch
Method to prepare:
Shift the flour, add the ghee and rub well to get a crumbly form. Slowly add water and knead to a soft dough. Rest it aside.
To make the stuffing, heat a non stick pan, add the ghee, nuts powder. Stir well. Then add the sugar. Allow it to melt.
Then add the milk, continue stirring to get a thick paste. Allow it to cool.
Meanwhile, divide the dough into small balls. Pinch out small balls of the stuff, place in the middle and cover the ball over the stuffing.
Roll out as you do with a regular roti. Check out how to make the stuffed poli
Heat a tawa and cook on both sides with ghee.
What is a festival without a poli! Hope you make these and enjoy!
Below are some snippets from our celebrations today. These Rangolis were done by my nieces.
Bon Fire that we had
Konda bringing in the different colours.
This was the big Rangoli made by my nieces.
Special bath preparation on Sankrathi. Sugar cane pieces, coins, hyacinth beans, Reni Kai (not sure of the english name, will find out soon.)
Everything mixed together and poured over small kids before having their bath.
Check out our previous year celebrations.
Hope everybody is enjoying. Will come back with pictures of the dishes made.