14 January 2009

Revisiting the old: Pinnies


The winter festival of Lohri is here and it brings memories of Punjabi neighbours who celebrated by lighting up a bonfire in their backyard at night. They circled it singing traditional songs and throwing popcorn and puffed rice into it. We kids called it the popcorn festival. You can read all about Lohri here. And do make these awesome pinnies - they make a great winter snack!


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13 comments:

Asha said...

Hi J, happy Lohri to you too. I saw Punjabis dancing for Lohri on Indian channel y'day, so colorful and beautiful. My grandparents are farmers, they do Shankranthi better than my parents. Enjoy! :)

Mallika said...

Happy Lohri. Hope you're having a great start to 2009.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Happy Lohri to you as well!!! Down south, its Sankranti today :)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is a very different recipe. Looks so good. YUM!

Happy Pongal!!!

sra said...

Yeah, we were at home last Sankranthi and at a dinner somewhere, when their Punjabi neighbours conducted a Lohri dance and fire - we all enjoyed ourselves watching the fun from several floors above.

In Telugu, Pinni means Aunt, Mausi. The name has always struck me as amusing!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Happy Lohri..... Recipe sounds new looks yummy....

bee said...

happy lohri to you, jyothsna.

Jyothsna said...


Everyone: Happy Lohri, Pongal, Sankranti to you too!

Raaga said...

I have a box of pinnies... yours look lovely :-)

Sandeepa said...

Happy Sankranthi Jyo !!! Sankranthi just passed me by...cooked nothing :D

Sig said...

Happy Lohri, Jyo!

mathew said...

This snack sure is tempting this winter...i havent tried these Pinnies but I can sure imagine the taste..:-)

Usha said...

Belated Lohri wishes to you...the pinnies look pretty yum and tempting :-)