Updated: Jan 11, 2021
January 14th is Uttarayan (or Uttaran) or Makar Sankrat.
At Avsar, our specials for Uttarayan features foods traditionally eaten on terraces and grounds while people fly kites all day during this festival.
Avsar will be open from 12 pm to 7:45 pm on Thursday Jan 14, 2021
Uttarayan Special Items:
Crispy Kesar Jalebi
Uttarayan Special Thali (Available on Jan 14) Undhiyu, Jalebi, Khaman Dhokla, Rotli or Poori
(Special 'no onion, garlic' Undhiyu is available - limited quantities - call ahead)
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.
Uttaran or Uttarayan is one of the festivals that is celebrated with great fervour across India and particularly in Ahmedabad and other cities across Gujarat. ‘Kaai-ppo-ccheee‘ a word that conquers terraces of Ahmedabad and other cities across Gujarat and Mumbai on January 14th each year and like any festival how can good food be far behind?