Hindustan Times


By Neha Yadav
Published Jan 11, 2023

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5 Foods To Eat On Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti will be celebrated on January 14. This festival is celebrated across India with different regional names like Bihu, Pongal and Lohri 

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One can celebrate the diverse food culture of India by trying out different traditional foods on this occasion

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Here are 5 traditional foods to try on Makar Sankranti

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Til ladoos

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This delicious sweet is made from sesame seeds and jaggery, especially on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. You can also try til Chikkis and Panjeeri ladoos

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Dahi Chiwda

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This special sweet dish from East India is made by mixing flattened rice (chiwda) with curd (dahi). Add sugar or jaggery to sweeten the dish

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Puran Poli

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This sweet dish is popular in Maharashtra. It is specially made on Makar Sankranti by stuffing moong dal fillings inside a sweet flatbread

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Murmura Ladoo

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This is one of the most popular traditional sweets savoured on Makar Sankranti. It is made by mixing puffed rice with melted jaggery

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Urad Dal Khichdi

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Traditionally, having Khichdi on this occasion is considered auspicious. Prepare urad dal khichdi in ghee and serve it hot to your family

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