Makar Sankranti Specials !

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Makar Sankantri is celebrated all over India in various forms (on or about 14th January) like, Lohri In Punjab, Pongal in South India, and Khichdi in North India...Makar Sankranti marks the transition of Sun into Makar rashi (Capricorn). This is also one of the harvest festivals. Many people also go for bathing in Holy river Ganga.

In North India, on this auspicious day, it is considered holy to donate a mix of Lentils (split moong dal) and rice called as Khichdi, desserts made with white and black sesame, ghee, jaggery etc. In North India the festival itself is known as Khichdi. There is also a tradition to donate/exchange 14 things by married women. It could be anything, like clothes, food, cosmetics, utensils or whatever comes in your budget.

While most of the other Indian festivals are based on lunar calender, this festival seems to be an exception - it is usual to celebrate Sankranti on 14 January.

As is usually the case, for this festival also, the food is based on the weather. Sankranti falls in the Hindi month Magh (माघ) , which is the coldest time of the year. The food/ grains used for this festival are warm in tendency like, sesame, black til, jaggery, flax seed, etc. Try out some of these traditional, festive, dishes............

Bajre Ki Meethi Poori Bajre ki meethi poori–Bajra or pearl millet is widely grown in India and Africa. Bajra grows well in hot climate conditions and India is one of the biggest producers of bajra. Here I am sharing a winter special sweet poori of bajra. This is my mother’s recipe: when we were kids, she used to make these delicious pooris in cold winter days. So let's make meethi bajre ki poori with maa’s recipe.
Til_Laddoo Til Laddoo (Sesame Balls)–This is a very traditional dessert and is especially made for festivals like Sakat Chauth and Sankranti. Sesame is very rich in iron, calcium, magnesium, and also in phosphorus. I have used jaggery which is unrefined whole cane sugar. Til ke laddoo ( Sesame balls) can be easily made at home and loved by even kids... This sankranti try this healthy, nutritious, and delicious dessert....... ...

Happy Makar Sankranti,

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