Bhogi is a day which comes a day before Makarsankranti.On this day to every food that is prepared,sesame seeds/til are added. Sesame seeds / til are hot in nature,and it is found that consuming them in various forms in winters provides warmth to the body during the cold winters.Also our body needs the more nutrients during winters ,so eating these seasonal mix vege’s with sesame seeds provides all the essential needs to our body.
Here we will know about all the recipe dishes that are prepared on Bhogi and also the importance of these dishes.
Bhogichi Bhaji is a mix of different seasonal vegetables.It mainly consists of fresh green peas, fresh green chana/ harbhara , carrots,brinjal,tomatoes and flat green beans/vaal papdi.It is seasoned with spices to which sesame seed powder is added to get that authentic flavour.This bhaji goes nice with Bajra Bhakri. It can be prepared in totally dry form or semi dry form or with a gravy.
Moong dal and rice combination in khichdi is rich in proteins and carbohydrates.Also Moong dal is light,easy to digest and also cooks fast.So it is one of the easiest and quickest recipe to make. It is consider as one of the healthy dish.It is one of the first solid food that babies eat.Also it is good remedy dish for the person suffering from stomach upset.It is one of the easily digestable food.
It is basically a thick gravy with base as besan/chickpea flour/gram flour. Kadhi is the combination of curd/butter milk to which besan/chickpea is added and is spiced with chillies,curry leaves,coriander and garlic.
Bajra Bhakri :
Its made up of bajra flour and is topped with generous amount of til/sesame seeds on top side.
In our Indian culture its always found that food is always connected with our festivals.There are varieties of significant dishes which are prepared on that special festive day.These have a significant as well as scientific reasons as these dishes hav that nutritional as well as health benefits as per that seasons.
FULL MEAL PLAN FOR BHOGI :