Traditional Recipes For Makar Sankranti

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Makar Sankranti Recipes

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On Makar Sankranti, several households prepare many sweet and savoury treats. We have listed 8 traditional recipes that you can try.

Til Ka Ladoo

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On this occasion, people prepare several delicacies with til (sesame) and gur (jaggery) and the most loved Sankranti snack is til ka ladoo.

Peanut Chikki

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The lip-smacking peanut and jaggery brittle is a winter delight. No Makar Sankranti celebration is complete without these chunky sweet treats.

Til Chikki

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Think Makar Sankranti and the mind instantly conjures up the image of chikki in various forms. Til ki chikki is one such loved festive treat.

Murmura Ladoo

The delightful ladoos made with puffed rice and molten jaggery is a treat to the senses. The crunchy snack is especially made during the Makar Sankranti festival.


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Come Makar Sankranti, and every Bengali household whips up delicious Patishaptas. These are thin crepes filled with jaggery, coconut, khoya and nuts.

Sakkarai Pongal

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The sweet Pongal made of green gram, rice and jaggery is one of the most popular dishes prepared across South India during Pongal or Makar Sankranti.

Puran Poli

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Maharashtra's favourite festive delight, Puran Poli is a Makar Sankranti delicacy too. It is a flat bread with sweet chana dal filling.


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Punjab's pride Pinni is made using flour, milk, loads of nuts and oodles of desi ghee. Pinni is sure to appease all your sugary cravings for the day.

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