Ghughuti Recipe /ghugutiya pahadi Festival.
Ghughuti festival is the first festival celebrated in the English New Year, January, in Uttarakhand. which is celebrated with names like Makar Sankranti Ghughutiya festival, Uttaraini, Pusudia festival, Khichdi Sangran, etc. According to the Hindu Panchang, the sun moves from the Tropic of Capricorn to the Tropic of Cancer, i.e., towards the north, which is said to be the Uttarayan of Suryadev. On this occasion, it has been named Uttarayani Parva or Uttaren Parva. At the end of the second month of Pausha and on the solstice day of the month of Magh, Lord Surya Dev changes his zodiac sign and moves to Capricorn and turns into Cancer, which is also known as Makar Sangran. Makar Sankranti is celebrated as the Ghughatiya festival in Kumaon. This is a famous festival in Kumaon.
How to make Ghughuti ?
It is very easy to make Ghughuti. It looks very tasty with its nice, crispy ghughuti.
1: To make ghughuti, first cook jaggery in water in a pan and make a paste of it. Mix 1 cup flour, 1 cup semolina, dry coconut, and fennel in a bowl and knead it with jaggery. Apart from this, you can also add other dry fruits like cashew nuts, almonds, and walnut kernels.
2-: To make ghughti, the dough should be well kneaded—neither too hard nor too wet—and very soft.
3-: Apply ghee to the dough while kneading or after kneading. Cut the dough into small pieces and make the shape of Ghughuti. The shape of Ghughutiya is similar to the symbol of aids and 4 in Hindi.
4-: Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat, and when the oil becomes hot. Deep-fry or shallow-fry the ghughati and keep them in a vessel.
5-: Ghughuti is ready. You can take it with hot tea. By making ghughuti, we can keep it for a long time. For this, we have to store the Ghughuti in a glass jar.