Sankranti Bhogi Meal

Since I came to my native for Sankranti festival I got a chance to have a variety of food “a complete Sankranthi Bhogi meal” prepared by my mum! Which was so delicious and awesome that I can't resist from posting it here. A traditional food which which is a combination of Bajra roti/Black millet roti/sajji rotti, mix bhaji, spring onion bhaji, rice, sambar, shenga chutney, kharda, korti chutney (gurolle chutney) and pickle. I just love it! Sankranti is the 1st festival in a year celebrated by Hindu’s in India and January is the month where we get all the fresh vegetables. So during this festival the previous day of Sankranthi which is called as “Bhogi” in Maharashtra and North Karnataka we prepare mix vegetable sabzi and offer to savaasni (married woman) in the form of “Bhogi”. So this time my mom had got lots of veggies to prepare Bhogi meal. We will see below the various traditional dishes prepared during Sankranti Bhogi festival.

Mix Bhaji:

Spring onion
1 cup / 1 bunch
Green chickpeas
½ cup
Green lentil
½ cup
Til/sesame seed
½ spoon
Roasted Groundnut powder
3 tea spoon
1/ cup
Red chilly powder
2 tea spoon
To taste

To temper:
1 table spoon
Mustard seeds
½ tea spoon
Cumin seeds
½ tea spoon
Turmeric powder
½ tea spoon
Curry leaves

  1. First chop all the vegetables and boil the vegetables that require more time for cooking like carrot, green chickpeas, green lentil in a pressure cooker upto 3 vissels, allow it to cool down.
  2. In a frying pan heat oil on a medium flame add the items to temper when curry leaves starts to splutter add the spring onion and sauté for few mins until onions become translucent.
  3. Add sesame seeds and sauté for 2 mins.
  4. Add Brinjal, boiled vegetables and mix well. To this add salt and red chilly powder. Mix well and fry it for 4-5 mins. Add roasted groundnut powder, chopped coriander mix well.
  5.  Add 1/4 cup of water, cover the pan allow the vegetables to get cooked or 5-6 mins. Then you can turn of the stove and garnish this with coriander.

Kandyachi Bhaji (Spring onion Sabzi) :

Kandyachi bhaji is a compulsory side dish in Sankranti’s Bhogi meal which is prepared from spring onions. This is very simple, we just need to shallow fry the chopped spring onions along with green chilly and garlic.

Spring onion
2 cups chopped
Green chilly
Moong dal/Split green gram
¼ cup
Garlic flakes

  1. Soak moon dal in 1/2 cup of water for 4-5 hours.
  2. Heat oil in a pan add the items to temper when curry leaves splutter add the chopped garlic flakes and chopped green chilly.
  3. Add chopped spring onions,moong dal salt to this. Mix well and cook for 5-6 mins.