Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Sun Festival


~ The Sun Festival ~


The Sun Festival or Makar Sankranti is one
of the most auspicious festivals of India. This harvest
festival marks the entry of the sun to the Northern
Hemisphere and is a symbol of prosperity n growth.
In the evening friends and family get together and
have a bonfire . Gajaks n rewri ( sesame seed cookies ) ,
Popcorns , Sweetened Rice flakes, Jaggery ,Roasted
potatoes are the main delicacies of this festival .
(Also known as Pongal or Lohri in some parts of the country)


Ode to the Sun God

Gram flour chilla (crepe) - small papads ( fryums)
spinach, red bell pepper , whole black pepper



Bonfire on my plate !


A closer look :-
Julienned Carrots n bell pepper , roasted potatoes scooped
n filled with curd / tomato dip, popcorns



A very warm thanks to Sailaja Damodaran of
for this wonderful -Beautiful Blogger Award !!
Its surely an encouragement n really drives me
towards more creations .

23 comments:

  1. Wow!!! a bonfire that u can eat!!! :) Love the sun god!

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  2. A great work... you are so creative:)

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  3. lovely creative and artistic and talented.Your creations r beautiful.

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  4. Very beautiful creation n v artistically shot also . The pot is so cute, OMG u have made the handle n spoon in it also - tooooooo goood !!!!
    The pic truly reps harvest !!!

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  5. I absolutely LOVED your blog! First time here and I think you are really artistic.

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  6. very interesting to see,nice decoration

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  7. Love those cute little diyas and pots.

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  8. Lovely creation smitha... cute one I really miss my place at this time...Have wonderful festival. Happy pongal.

    Pavithra
    http://dishesfrommykitchen.blogspot.com

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  9. Very cute and gorgeous presentations.

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  10. Hi Smita,

    thank you so much for visting my blog! Your lovely comments are very appreciated... and I'm happy I found your place! Your creations look phantastic and must taste so as well - as they are made withs lots of love :-) I will check back often! P.S. your little one looks too cute!

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  11. Wow you are so creative, artistic and talented... awesome..

    Happy Pongal !!!

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  13. I just love reading and seeing your blog! You do such nice work!

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  14. I would like to take the time to congratulate you on a job well done with this blog.

    I have finished my review of "Little Food Junction" and I'm happy to announce your blog has been added to Blogging Women.

    A big thank you for submitting your blog to our women's blog directory and I wish you continued success.

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  15. Blog looks really great with absolutely stunning photos.Fantastic photography dear!!
    Added u to my blog roll.
    Check out mine sometime

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  16. I really loved this pot... its mouthwatering...

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  17. Oh this is absolutely beautiful!

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  18. Thanks for visiting n putting in such lovely words of appreciation ladies .

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  19. Seems like the odd man out , following the blog
    but who cares, love the creativity...

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  20. Your little princess is so lucky..to enjoy all of these edible arrangements..I am so very sure she must not be a fussy eater...with lots of variety..

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  21. Love your work ! :) keep sharing ...

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