Pongal, sakinalu, ariselu, sweets and savories with sesame seeds are some of the popular Makar Sankranti recipes.
Sankranti is a harvest festival celebrated across India. It is one of those few Indian festivals that usually falls on almost the same day every year. Based on the Hindu calendar, it is usually celebrate on 14th or the 15th of January.
This festival is known by different names in various regions of India. In most parts it is Sankranti, Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Lohri in Punjab and Bihu in Assam.
Apart from food, common activity across India during this festival is flying kites. People of all ages; young and old gather on the terrace to fly kites or cheer their family members flying the kites. On Pongal, skies are colorful and beautiful with colorful kites.
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Food is an integral part of any festive celebration and it is customary to prepare certain food items depending on the region. In South India, preparation of pongal is a tradition and both sweet and savory versions are common. In some regions of India preparation of puran poli; stuffed sweet lentil flat bread is a tradition and/or sweet sesame seeds stuff flatbread .
Common ingredient during this festival season in most parts of the country is sesame seeds. In Telangana it is Sakinalu and nuvvula (sesame/til) laddu. In other regions it is sesame laddu, sesame brittles, sesame stuffed flatbread or sesame stuffed gujiya. Regardless of the dish, food with sesame seeds is common in most parts of the country.
List of Sankranti Recipes
Halvah is an Israeli recipe, yet works well for Sankranti preparations.
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Hope you try out a few of these recipes for Sankranti.
Wish you all a Happy Sankranti, Pongal, Bihu and Lohri!