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Makar Sankranti

1/8/2010 4:43:00 AM

Sankranthi, or Sankranti (Sanskrit: मकर संक्रान्ति ), Makar Sankaranti marks the transition of the Sun into Capricorn on its celestial path. This is significant considering the Winter Solstice marks the beginning of the gradual increase of the duration of the day. Traditionally, this has been one of many harvest days in India. Makara Sankranti or Sankranti - Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, orissa, Manipur, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Goa The day on which the sun begins its journey northwards is referred to as Makar Sankranti. Sankramana means "to commence movement". Hence, the name Makar Sankranti is given to one of the largest, most auspicious, but varied festivals in the Indian subcontinent. It usually falls in the middle of January. Due to the geography and size of India, this festival is celebrated for innumerable reasons depending on the climate, agricultural environment, cultural background and location. Regional Variation &nbs

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Makar Sankranti Recepies

1/8/2010 5:01:00 AM

In India, a festival comes with a lot of delicious dishes. No celebration is considered complete unless and until rich food is served amongst friends, family and relatives. The festival of Makar Sankranti is also not different from the other Indian festivals; many scrumptious food items are cooked and served on this day. One of the famous and mouth watering dishes prepared on the festival of Makar Sankranti is the 'Kajji Kaayalu'. It is made with a sweet stuffing inside. In the following lines, we have provided the method of preparing this wonderful dish on Makar Sankranti. Read on to know how to make it. Kajji Kaayalu Recipe Ingredients For Filling 100 gm `Endu Kobbari Koru'/ Grated Dry Coconut 75 gm Jaggery / Sugar, powdered 8 to 10 Cardomoms, peeled and powdered 1 tsp Khus Khus 1 tsp Poppy Seeds 25 gm Roaste

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Til Special Recipes

1/8/2010 5:17:00 AM

Til Laddoo Recipe Til Laddoo is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Til Laddu by following this easy recipe.  Ingredients:     • 1 Cup til  • 2 Cups jaggery  • 1/2 Cup peanuts  • 4 tsp Ghee      Cooking Instructions: • Roast the til dry till it turns slightly brown. Also dry roast the peanuts.   • Make powder of both ingredients.   • Heat the kadhai for 5 minutes.   • Put jaggery in hot kadhai and mix well till it melts.   • Now add ghee and the powder. Mix well.   • Make laddus from it immediately.   • Til laddus are ready.    Til Papdi RecipeTil Papdi is prepared in North India at the time of Lohri. Learn how to make/prepare Til Papadi by following this easy recipe.  Ingredients:    • 200 gms White sesame seeds  • 5 Pistachios, thinly

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Vasant Panchami

1/14/2010 4:19:00 AM