Shravan is a month full of festivals.Sindhis celebrate many festivals during this month.Most important ones are Nandhi satain which comes after Nag Panchami while ‘Vaddi Satain‘ comes after 7th day after Rakshabandhan.It is also called as saatam aatham.This is an important Sindhi festival.We celebrate this festival just before Janamashtami. This day we pray to Goddess Jogmaya or Sheetla mata for good health and prosperity. Thaar maata Thaar is a popular folk song with this festival.Mothers sing this prayer for the safety of kids from deadly diseases like small pox and measles. We observe ‘Thado’.It means we consume cold food that day.As a mark of respect,we do not light the stove that day.Food is cooked a day earlier.Mitho lolo/gur jo lolo.This is the Sindhi mithi roti.This sweet flatbread is also called lola.It is one of the main recipes prepared for the festival.It is very similar to Punjabi tikde.
Apart from Sindhi lola with jaggery there are many special recipes which are eaten cold on the next day.They are sanna pakoda, Chauthe,besani, koki,dal ja parantha.We also make matho, dahi boondi, satpuras,nijji palak, etc.We also eat Dahi bade and other milk based sweets like peda,kheer etc.
This is also a great travel recipe otherwise too.It has natural sugar from jaggery which is also a good source of Iron and the goodness of Ghee for calcium.Also,good for toddlers to chew while teething in small amounts.
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Step by Step pictures of the Mitho lolo recipe
1.Mix flour,cardamom,salt and ghee until it starts coming together
2.Add jaggery water and knead into a semi soft dough
3.Start rolling the a portion of the dough in a thick flatbread
4.Cook on a hot pan on low heat,once cooked,take off from the pan and apply ghee
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