Festive Flavors: A Culinary Celebration of Lohri and Makar Sankranti
January 13, 2024
Step into the warmth of Shuchita’s inviting home in Amstelveen for an extraordinary evening of “Festive Flavors,” a culinary celebration dedicated to the enchanting traditions of Lohri and Makar Sankranti. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Indian winter harvest festivals, where every dish tells a story and every bite is a journey through cultural significance.
Lohri and Makar Sakranti are harvest festivals in the north on india, which mark the end of winter solstice and the onset of longer days. Celebrated in various states in India, with different names, each state has significant dishes of this festival which are made from the winter harvests of these regions.
In this experience, our host Shuchita will be taking you through the winter harvest dishes of North Indian states – mostly Punjab, UP and Bihar through her multi-course food experience.
On the Menu-
- Saag and Makki ki Roti with Butter and Jaggery:
Hearty Punjabi dish of mustard greens and spinach, slow-cooked with spices for a robust flavor. Paired with Makki ki Roti, a cornmeal flatbread, and served with butter and jaggery for a perfect balance of savory and sweet.
- Baingan Bharta
Smoky and flavorful dish made by roasting eggplants, then mashed and cooked with spices, tomatoes, and onions. A velvety, well-seasoned delight often enjoyed with flatbreads or rice.
- Sankranti Special Khichdi with Raita:
Wholesome blend of rice, lentils, and assorted grains enriched with ghee and aromatic spices. Paired with Raita, a refreshing yogurt side dish, offering a comforting and nourishing experience.
- Gajar Halwa:
Winter delicacy made from grated carrots slow-cooked in ghee, milk, and sugar, infused with cardamom, and garnished with nuts. A rich, aromatic dessert that embodies tradition and comfort.
- Gur Rewari
Traditional sweet confection of sesame seeds coated in jaggery syrup, creating bite-sized clusters. A delightful snack and a symbol of festivity, often shared during special occasions and winter celebrations.
Price – 45 euros (whole menu with no limitation on portion size)