Makar Sankranti Recipes
Makar Sankranti Recipes to cook and enjoy on Makar Sankranti festival.
Makar Sankranti or Sankranthi is an Indian festival celebrated on 14th January every year. This day signifies the movement of the sun into the Capricorn sun sign.
It is known and celebrated differently in different parts of India like in the West it is called Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan, South as Pongal, and North India as Lohri.
In Maharashtra, Sankranti is celebrated by flying kites, wearing black clothes (since it's winter and black adds to body warmth), making sweets made from sesame seeds (til), and jaggery (gud) called Tilgul ladoo.
Makar Sankranti festival is incomplete without meeting friends and family, and exchanging Til Gud Ladoo with a saying "til gul ghya aani god god bola" which means take these sweets and speak sweet words).
Chikki (brittle) is another popular winter food made and eaten during Sankranti. It is also known as gajak in Northern India. My favorites are Til chikki and crushed peanut chikki like you get in Lonavala.
Here is a compilation of delicious Makar Sankranti recipes and food ideas to make on Makar Sankranti from various states across India.