The first year of having a baby is filled with numerous joyful occasions to celebrate! I am celebrating my third born’s first Lohri today and here are some photos of the food and decorations.
I dug out my traditional Punjabi fan (or Pakhi, as it is called) to create a centerpiece.
My prized hand-painted Kettle from ‘Rangrage‘ is perfect for such occasions. Together with the Pakhi and some stacked gifts (to be handed out to guests later), it creates a lovely centerpiece.
For the bonfire tonight, here goes sesame, groundnuts and popped corn.
The traditional Lohri fare is on the dessert table for nibling away while we wait for the dinner. Gur or jaggery gives warmth to the body and is traditionally a part of many winter dishes. It is an inseparable part of Lohri fare too. Rewri, Gajak, gudpara, murmura laddoos…
More popcorn, rewri and groundnuts to replenish throughout the evening.
Gajak takes a different form in the shape of rolls and looks rather lovely on the tiered stand methinks.
The winter favorite Gajar ka Halwa is also on the menu for tonight!
Looking forward to the evening fun now. The kids love the bonfire and grown-ups enjoy a full-on Punjabi meal with close family and friends. All this to the beats of Jassi Gill’s ‘Bapu Zimidar‘ among other numbers, surely!