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Hispanic Heritage Month Recipes

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Each year, from September 15 to October 15 Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by sharing the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. 2021 was especially significant because it was the 200th anniversary of Costa Rican Independence from Spain. Here are a few traditional & unique Latin American recipes you may want to add to your menu: 

20+ Easy Recipes for Makar Sankranti - Pongal

This year Sankranti is celebrated from Saturday, 14th January 2023 to Tuesday, 17th January 2023

In Telangana, the festival is celebrated over four days:

• Day 1 – Bhoghi
Day 2 – Makar Sankranti, the main festival day January 15th, 2023
• Day 3 – Kanuma
• Day 4 — Mukkanuma

Bhoghi - On this day people discard/repurpose old, broken, and unused items and replacing them or making them into new items.

Makar Sankranti - Makar Sankranti marks the start of longer days. It is also known by various names such as Lohri, and Pongal. People wear new clothes, pray to God, fly kites, and make offerings of traditional food to loved ones who've past on. They also make beautiful Rangoli patterns on the ground with rice flour in front of their homes.

Kanuma - Cattle are the symbolic indication of prosperity and on this day they are showcased with honor. 

Mukkanuma - People in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana do not eat any meat (or fish) during the first three days of the festival and do so only on this day.

It is good to follow your families particular customs but traditionally ours prepares Snacks on the first and 3rd days, Pongal and Sweets on the 2nd, and Non-Veg dishes on the last day. 

Here is a recipe list with a Non-Veg section at the end if you are interested.

Appetizers - Snacks
Plantain Chips
Garlic Ginger Tiger Prawns
Goan Fish Curry
Goan Shrimp Curry
Shrimp Pickle- Royal Pachadi
South Indian Style Spicy Shrimp


  1. This is easy to follow, love the recipe. I love fish and I share recipes too check mind
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