January 14th is Uttarayan (or Uttaran) or Makar Sankrat. It is one of the festivals that is celebrated with great fervour across India and particularly in Ahmadabad and other cities across Gujarat. ‘Kaai-ppo-ccheee‘ a word that conquers terraces of Ahmedabad and other cities across Gujarat on January 14th each year and like any festival how can good food be far behind?
At Avsar, our Gujarati Thali on this day features foods traditionally eaten on terraces and grounds while people fly kites all day during this festival.
Uttarayan Special Gujarati Thali Menu:
- Khaman Dhokla
Other subjis available: Bateta Rasa, Kathol and Bhinda**
(**subject to change without notice)
According to the Indian calendar, the festival of Uttarayan marks the beginning of winter changing into summer and signals the farmers that the sun is back and that harvest season is approaching which is called Makara Sankranti. During the festival, local food such as Undhiyu (a mixed vegetable including yam and beans), sesame seed brittle and Jalebi is served to the crowds.