Makara Sankranti is one of those festivals that is celebrated across the length and breadth of India, albeit under various names. Typically, celebrated over 2 to 4 days, it marks the start of Uttarayanam or the 6-month period which marks the the passage of the Sun northwards towards the Tropic of Cancer. Hindus
Katte Pongali or Venn Pongal (Savoury Pongal)
This is a simple dish made with moong dal and rice and then tempered with pepper and cumin roasted in ghee.