It’s time to celebrate the festival of Makar Sankranti by consuming the delicious sweets. In India every region has a unique way of celebrating this harvest festival. In North India it is celebrated as Makar Sankranti, in Punjab it is celebrated as Lohri, Uttarayan in Gujarat, Magh Bihu in Assam and Pongal in South India.
Much like the diversity of the name, there are several traditional sweet delicacies that are prepared in every Indian household to celebrate this festival which speaks for the changing of the season. Here we have mentioned a few
This dish has several versions and it is prepared mostly in North India. To make this easy recipe, just take a pan over medium heat and add 1 cup white sesame seeds, roasted and added to a mixture of jaggery and water with half cup khoya.mix dry fruits, sesame seeds and mix. Cook for 5 min and turn off the stove. Grease your palm with ghee and roll the ladoos
Sakkarai Pongal is prepared in several parts of South India, this sweet recipe is made by roasting dry fruits and nuts in ghee along with washed moong dal. Followed by making a kheer of milk, once the milk starts reducing, soaked rice and moong dal are added to the creamy blend. In the meantime, jaggery syrup is prepared and added to the milk blend. Garnished with nuts and dry fruits. This thick sweetened rice Pongal is enjoyed as a prasad.
Gur ka Halwa
In Punjab, the harvest festival is celebrated on 13th as Lohri and there are several delicacies prepared for this day. Right from gajaks to chikkis to gur ka halwa, it is believed that enjoying these delicacies will bring happiness and prosperity to the family.Gur ka halwa is an easy recipe, which you can make anytime without putting in much efforts.