Makar Sankranti 2022: Sweet and Salty Recipes for Makar Sankranti Feast

We may have just entered the new year, but we’re already preparing for the first few festivals on the calendar. Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Pongal, and Bihu are harvest festivals that are widely celebrated across the country during the first few days of the year. The Makar Sankranti celebration will take place on Friday 14th January. This festival represents the change of season along with the movement of the sun; It also marks the first day of the sun’s transit to “Makara Rashi” (Capricorn), the end of the winter solstice, and the start of longer and warmer days. Like other festivals, it is not uncommon for Makar Sankranti festivities to be dressed up with seasonal snacks and sweets to boost the festive spirit.

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Sesame (sesame) and jod (jagri) are indispensable parts of Makar Sankranti festivities. Aside from the fact that traditional remedies like til ladoo and til chikki have a longer shelf life, til is also one of the most essential winter ingredients that help you maintain healthy body heat and keep you warm from within. An array of mouthwatering recipes can be found in the menu for Makar Sankranti celebrations, and if you are looking for a great combination of sweet and savory snacks for your Eid, here is a list that may help you.

Makar Sankranti 2022: Sweet and Salty Snacks for Makar Sankranti Feast

To God Lado:

Talk about Sankranti related snacks and don’t mention til gud ka ladoo? This is impossible! Til gud ladoo is a regular feature in almost all households in the country for winter season especially during Makar Sankranti period. Roasted and aromatic sesame seeds are mixed with jaggery syrup and shaped into mini ladoos, here is one of the easiest sesame ludo recipes.

Makar Sankranti 2022 Sesame Ludo recipe

2 – Bajra Tel Tiki:

Bajra til tikki will not only increase the variety of snacks in the Makar Sankranti celebration but also increase the healthy yield of the snack dish. Both bajra and sesame are packed with immune-boosting properties which are important in these winter days. Made with just three ingredients, this Bajra til tikki is the perfect last-minute snack you need on your menu. Click here for the recipe.

3- Sesame Paneer Pakoda:

Paneer is a surefire option when you have guests around, may it be a snack or a curry, paneer fits the bill for almost all kinds of beloved recipes. And that is all you need to add a touch of deliciousness to your Makar Sankranti festivities. Crunchy, tasty and super easy, these paneer pakodas with sesame goodness are a delight to enjoy. Here is the recipe for you

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4. To Polly:

A traditional Maharashtrian delicacy, Til poli or Gulaichi poli is a sweet and slightly savory chapati or flatbread made using roasted sesame/sesame seeds, jaggery, and whole wheat flour along with algae, and is usually prepared during the Makar Sankranti festival. A quick and easy recipe made with simple ingredients, here’s how to prepare the dish at home.


Makar Sankranti recipe 2022 Till Puli

5. To God my Father:

Papdi is a sweet, crunchy and delicious dessert that is sure to be a hit, especially among kids. This delicate and crusty papadi gives an interesting twist to traditional desserts. With the simple recipe, it can be prepared in just about 10 minutes and can be stored to enjoy for days to come. This is the easiest way to store sesame seeds for later enjoyment. Click here for the recipe.

There you have it, easy and delicious snacks that you can prepare during Makar Sankranti festivities. Which one will you try first? Let us know in the comments below.


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