Saturday, January 15, 2011

Nuts Poli for Sankranthi Special | Traditional Sankranthi Customs with Rangolis

Happy Sankranthi to all my readers!

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.

Refer how to make Poli from this Dal Poli

Nuts Poli

Ingredients Needed

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.

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Sanjeeta kk said...

What a lovely & colorful Rangoli patterns! Like the nutty puran polis.
Happy Pongal to you all Valli.

Dr.Sameena Prathap


Pongal vaathugal to you and your family..:)Yummy poli...:)


Susan said...

Now those are what I'd call festive sweets! Lovely rangoli, too. The star is particularly breathtaking. What art. : }

Priya Sreeram said...

Happy Pongal- Seasons greetings to u & family !

Nithya said...

Poli looks really nice :) Wish you a very happy sankaranthi :)

Lovely pics.. all the kolams look brilliant :)

rekhas kitchen said...

Happy Sankranti Valli

veena krishnakumar said...

lovely clicks

Prathima Rao said...

U have a wonderful, mouthwatering space here...;) Now glad to be following u...!

Nithu said...

Wish u a happy pongal. Rangoli looks great... Lovely designs.

Laavanya said...

Happy Pongal!

The poli looks perfect and so nice to see pics of your celebration - i miss kolams... your nieces have done a wonderful job.

Priya said...

Beautiful post, lovely kolams..

Nuts poli looks super delicious..

Sayantani said...

so well designed and executed rangolis...enjoyed reading the traditional way of celebrating pongal. Happy sankranti.

Smitha said...

yummy yummy poli and lovely muggulu...I am missing it a lot! all the pics Srivalli..

Cham said...

Last year one of my Telugu friend invited us for this blessing and she mixed fruits, penny, and some petals , we showered the kids... We did that on nighttime.... Now I see what is really showered....
Happy Pongal to u and ur family!

Minu said...

lovely Kolam.
Have to try thr nutty Poli
This year I missed going to my native place.
Happy Pongal

Chow and Chatter said...

wow those are beautiful :-)

Kannan said...

Good rangoli.

Anonymous said...

very pretty rangoli. do they use some pattern or its all free hand?

Srivalli said...

Thank you everybody!

AnonThe Rangolis are all free hand. Normally the rangolis or Kollam are made by first dotting the points, but my nieces had so much practice that they did this as a drawing and not as a kollam.

Sin-A-Mon (Monika) said...

what lovely designs I can never manage these

Torviewtoronto said...

beautiful designs delicious poli

Sharmi said...

that's quite a celebration! Loved the pics looks like so much fun!
Nut poli is worth trying!

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