Here is a top 10 recipes list of easy and quick Makar Sankranti recipes that are not just incredibly delicious but are also filled with health benefits. Makar Sankranti is a harvest festival and these 10 traditional recipes you can try to make this festival special.
Indian is like a home of festivals, traditions and religious beliefs that proudly have importance next to the global technology. Makar Sankranti is one such occasion when people take holy dip on the bank of River Gaga and relish til-jaggery. In this festival, newly harvested grains are celebrated.
Importance of Flying Kites on Makar Sankranti
In ancient time it was believed that because of climate change and rise in moisture level in the atmosphere, the chances of germ and bacteria flowing into the air which causes health sickness. Therefore people fly kites in the early morning hours to prevent bad bacteria with the help of sunlight. Also, skin specialists feel that early morning sun lights are considered beneficial for the skin and body and the act of flying kites make it a joyous affair altogether.
Sankranti Special Food Items
According to Hindu mythology til is originated from Lord Vishnu to wash away sins. Also til keep body warm and good for heart health too.
Til Laddoo: Made with sesame seeds, jaggery and peanuts, this dessert dish is best served in winters.
Baigan Pakora: Prepare this with sliced eggplant, roasted gram powder and spices, this side dish is best served with khichdi.
Laai: This is a traditional Bihari recipe is made with jaggery, peanuts and puffed rice. You can use the crushed form of it with curd as a light breakfast.
Khichdi: This is prepared with rice, green moong dal, desi ghee, spices and a lot of green veggies. It is best served with curd and baigan pakora.
Til Chikki: This snack dish is good for winters with the goodness of white sesame seeds and jaggery, as it keeps the body warm.
Gur Paratha: Bored of cheeni paratha? Try this fascinating variation made with jaggery. To add an edge, you can use crushed black pepper too.
Gur ki Gajak: Made with jaggery, roasted peanuts and ghee, this snack recipe is one of the most popular dishes of Makar Sankranti.
Pinnie: This mouth-watering dessert is made with wheat flour, milk, desi ghee and sugar. Make sure that you add enough ghee to bind it well.
Payesh: A traditional sweet made with rice, milk, cardamom powder, nutmeg powder, jaggery, pistachio, almonds and strands of kesar.
Jaggery Rice: Also known as 'Rasiyao', this is a type of kheer is dark in color and has the goodness of roasted dry fruits too.