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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Happy Makara Sankranthi


Happy Makara Sankranthi

Sankranti is a national festival in India. The word is derived from sat and kranti, meaning "good movement." The festival takes place when the sun moves from Dakshanayanam to Uttaryanam. For the festival celebrated in:

North India, as Makar Sankranti.
Andhra Pradesh ,Karnataka, as Sankranthi.
Tamil Nadu, as Pongal.
Punjab is celebrated as Lohri & Maghi.
Gujarati's not only look reverentially up to the sun, but also offer thousands of their colorful oblations in the form of beautiful kites all over the skyline.

Wishing Happy Makara Sankranthi... Which brings Happiness, Joy, Warmth to you and your family

Happy Makara Sankranthi

Here is what i prepared Ellu bella with Wheat flour ladoo on Sankranthi day !!

Ellu Bella

This Ellu Bella is kannada name which means Ellu= Sesame and Bella= jaggery...

This is a traditional recipe prepared spcially for Sankranthi day. My mother used to make this, I love it. :)...!!.
So here is what my mother used to make on Sankranthi day and give it to all our friends and family members.


1/2 cup Peanuts
1/2 cup Chana Dalia / Putani (kannada)
1/2 cup Sesame seeds
2-3 tblsp Jaggery cut into small pieces
2-3 tblsp Sugar coated Fennel or Cumin seeds
2-3 tbsp Dry coconut cut into small pieces


1. Fry the peanuts, Dalia, Sesame seeds.
2. Remove the skin of the peanuts and split them into two.
3. Mix up all the above ingredients and serve.

Closer view of Ellu Bella...

Ellu Bella


Anonymous said...

hi archana,
the picture is too good and i feel very festive, with the very sight of the picture. will do it next year, surely.


Maya Shanbhag said...

Hey Archana, Happy Sankrathi to you too :)...

Meera said...

Hi Archana
Happy Makar Sankranti to you/ Very nice picture and recipe!

DEEPA said...

Hey Archana !!..

Visiting you for the first time ..Happy Sankrathi to you

AnuSriram said...

Happy sankranthi!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Belated Sankranti wishes to you too!! I hope u had a gr8 one....

Sankranthi Rangoli said...

Happy Sankranthi to you. Thanks for sharing the Festival Receipts. I came across a Creative Sankranthi Rangoli using the food items used in Sankranthi here. Have a look at this.

Creative Sankranthi Rangoli

Vishal Srinivas said...

Hey Archan,

Ellu bella togondu ol olle mathadi.