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Uttarayan Festival Special Recipes

By Merry Brean @sandhirarecipes
Makar Sankranti, the Festival of Kites, is popularly known as Uttarayan. Uttarayan is a combination of two Sanskrit words, ‘uttar’ meaning north and ‘ayan’ meaning movement towards. Uttarayan occurs on Posh Vad Pancham and celebrates the sun’s northward movement.
Uttarayan Special Recipes

1. Undhiyu Recipe a Gujarati mixed vegetable dish that is a regional specialty of Gujarat, India.
Servings: 6 - Persons
Preparation Time: 45 Minutes
Cooking Time: 25 Minutes 

  • 2 tsp Tamarind Paste
  • 30 gram Sugar
  • 100 gram Yam
  • 6 small Potatoes
  • 100 gram Sweet Potatoes
  • ½ cup Broad Beans ( Surti Papdi )
  • ½ cup Pigeon Peas ( Tuver Dana )
  • 4 baby Brinjal
  • 5 tbsp Oil
  • 6-7 Green Chilies
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Pinch of Asafoetida
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Coriander Leaves
  • 3 Inch Ginger
  • ½ tbsp Garlic Crushed
  • Salt to taste
For Muthiya:
  • 1 cup Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 cup Fenugreek Leaves
  • 1/4 cup Gram Flour
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • Oil to fry
  • 1/2 tsp Fruit Salt
  • Water as required
How to make Undhiyu
Step 1: For muthiya, firstly mix all the ingredients except oil and make dough. Make small pieces from dough and roll them. Now fry rolls in hot oil. Keep aside to cool it
Step 2: Peel the potatoes, yam and sweet potatoes. Cut the yam and sweet potatoes in cubes. Slit the potato, brinjal without cutting its stem 

Continue Reading... Undhiyu Recipe
2. Jalebi RecipeJalebiis one of the most popular Indian desserts. They are just like funnel cakes but soaked in a sugary syrup.
Servings: 10 - 12 Persons
Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 40 Minutes  

  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Gram Flour
  • 3/4 cup Yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Yellow Food Color
  • Ghee for fry
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • Few Strands Saffron
How to make Jalebi  
Step 1: Mix all purpose flour, gram flour, yogurt, yellow food color and baking powder to form a batter 

Step 2: Set aside for 2-3 hours to ferment then pour the batter onto a cloth or ketch up dispensing bottle
Continue Reading... Jalebi Recipe Peanut Chikki
Servings: 8 Persons
Preparation Time:
15 Minutes
Cooking Time:
25 Minutes
  • 500 gram Peanut
  • 400 gram Jaggery / Sugar
  • 50 g Butter / Ghee
How to make Peanut Chikki  
Step 1: Heat a pan, roast the peanut then remove the skin and crush it 

Step 2: Heat another pan and melt jagery/sugar and butter in it until it becomes brown in color
Continue Reading... Peanut Chikki Recipe

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