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A celebration of traditional cuisine with amazing flavors and festivities in Sankranti

Posted on January 16, 2022

Everywhere in India, in January, Sankranti is celebrated differently but with the same sentiment at heart. It is also known by different names – Magh Bihu in Assam, Makar Sankranti in Maharashtra and Gujarat, Pongal in Tamil Nadu and Sankranthi in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

With more people migrating from villages to cities, the nature of the festival has also changed. In the villages, it still revolves around the end of the hard work in the fields since the crops were sown; in the cities, it is the culture that remains alive. Traditional cuisine is at the heart of Sankranthi with Pindivantalu, Panchabhakshya and Paramannams. The preparation for this could last all week.

This is especially the time for Ariselu, Pulagam, Paramannam and Payasam. Homes across the state will have an array of them, including Kajjikayalu, Murukulu, and Bundi Laddu.

Ariselu is one of the most important of them and there is a specific technique to make it. While the basic ingredients are the same, many traditional preparation methods, including caramelizing jaggery, are still well-kept secrets in families.

“Everyone likes to eat different types of sweets and flavors throughout Sankrathi and this continues long after the festival is over. This only means that the ingredients of the food must be of the best quality, including the oil used “Food cooked in Gold Drop stays fresh longer thanks to our world-class quality manufacturing standards. For us, it’s ‘Sankranthi ka Swaad’,” says Mitesh Lohiya, Director, Sales and Marketing, Gold Drop.

Sankrathi with its different cultures and cuisines adds so much flavor to communities across India as well as in Bangladesh and Nepal.

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