If there is a list of food festivals that Indians love to celebrate, then Makar Sankranti definitely tops the list. The celebration of the winter harvest has a lot to do with the farming practices in India. And, it has a lot to do with the delicious cuisines from across the country. Celebrated on 14th January every year, this festival is celebrated with different names in different Indian cultures. But food remains its main part. Marking the transition of the Sun into Capricorn, the festival leaves behind a trail of traditional cuisine. From ghee-laden sweets to khichdi and Indian chapati, there is a lot to eat during this festival.
Here are 7 popular dishes that you must try this Makar Sankranti:
1) Sesame Ladoo
We wait all year to eat delicious Sesame Laddus Prepared during Makar Sankranti. It is a traditional winter dessert made with sesame seeds, jaggery and other ingredients.
2) Murmura laddus
Not only delicious bhel puri, you can also taste puffed rice in the form of these delicious Murmura Laddu as well. This is a simple and easy dessert that will add sweetness to your festive fervor. All you need is some puffed rice, jaggery and water to prepare it.
3) Sesame chikki
During Makar Sankranti, sesame cake A must. Can we call it the perfect solution for a mid-meal snack as well?
4) Peanut Chikki
This is our favourite. If you are a fan of all the sweet things, then you will know the excitement and joy of biting peanuts Chikki, Winter is perfect to savor this warm and crunchy sweet delight. It is a popular dish made during Lohri, Pongal and Makar Sankranti.
5) Puran Poli
This sweet flatbread is the pride of Maharashtrian cuisine. Most of the people like to rustle some delectable puran polis on the occasion of Sankranti. It is a kind of stuffed flatbread in which moong dal preparation is stuffed. So, prepare it for celebration and serve hot with a dollop of ghee on top.
6) Dalia Pongal
This recipe is a hit in the southern part of the country. People like to mark the festive time like Makar Sankranti by relishing the Dalia Pongal. You can prepare it by following the recipe. People of all ages enjoy it including children.
7) Gur and Aate Ka Halwa
As the rituals demand, many of us prefer to make a fresh sweet dish such as nutritious halwa during festivals. Any auspicious occasion is celebrated with such sweet foods. This Jaggery and flour pudding This could be your favorite dish for this festive season. It is ready in 30 minutes and is also good in taste.
May your Makar Sankranti be sweet and good like these soulful delicacies.