In colorful India we have a huge variety of foods that people consume every day, different food in different time. Starting from North to south we come across thousands of foods across the country. The most interesting part is the dishes prepared in the festive season, it’s almost every day celebrated.
The celebration season is throughout the year in India;
Sankranti it’s a Harvest festival, especial laddu of Jaggery, roasted Sesame seed and roasted peanut are mixed and blended into laddu’s.
Pongal is the South Indian version of Sankrati the first rice of this season is prepared with Jaggery and Raisins.
GudiPadva/Ugadi (Hindu new year) Crushed Neem leaves is consumed with Jaggery, it has magical effect on our belly, it’s taken in a very small portion.
Holi Festival of color, special Karanji a curved shaped Khoya (reduced dry milk) and dry fruits stuffed in a wheat dove pockets and deep fried and Malpua preparation of wheat pancakes in syrup.
Baisakhi harvesting season in Punjab Mustard leaf vegetable and Roti made from Corn flour and special Punjabi Lassi made of Yoghurt, Buttermilk and sugar.
Rakshabandhan A threads relation between Brother and Sister. In this festival sister prepare sweets according to their brother’s choice, e.g., Gulabjamun a mix of Khoya balls, fried in clarified butter and dipped in syrup.
Janmastami The Birthday of Lord Krishna a special powder is prepared by dry ginger powder with sugar powder and coriander powder are blended together and eaten this has a curative effect on our digestive system, Butter and Rock Sugar.
Ganeshchaturthi a special offering to Lord Ganesha is Modak a dry fruit mix with sugar and coconut.
Onam in Kerala it’s the main festival of harvest Aavial,Pachadi, Rassam, payasam are some main dishes.
Muharram Haleem is prepared by the Muslims in India.
Dussehra this is the festival of victory over evil a large range of menu is being prepared all over India.
Diwali is famous for recipes like Laddu, gujiya, Namkeen pare, Chivda, Shakkar pare and hundreds of recipes in this festival.
Christmas a special month of Christians and special Christmas cake and many more dishes are done in India.
The Indians wait all the yearlong to enjoy the festival and the rich food made for this occasion. The food varies from state to state and area to area, the most interesting thing is the food offered to the God is usually sweet; Lots of sweets are consumed during this period, there are some scientific reasons behind the food that are being prepared during this festive season. The climatic conditions and the food consumed are perfect blend to improve our health at festive time. Some dishes are done once in a year during the festive season, people eagerly wait for a whole year. It has great effect on our appetite and digestive system too. The whole arena is full of life and people are more excited during the festival, all castes and creeds enjoy the company of each other. It’s the time when heavenly powers are showered on you and you would not like to miss a chance.