Makar Sankranti marks the onward journey of the sun into the northern hemisphere, which signifies the onset of Uttarayana Punyakalam. It is believed that a person who dies on this auspicious day of Makar Sakranti is rid from the cycle of birth and death and attains Moksha, where his soul is unified with the almighty. Like is the case with very auspicious Indian day, Makar Sankranti is also associated with delicious tasty recipes. Most of these recipes are made from sesame (til) seeds and rice. Sesame seeds contain lots of oil and hence acts as a softener. The use of these seeds in sweets is healthy and their exchange signifies warmth, love and tenderness.
Easy to make, tasty and crispy, til ke ladoos are a favorite with people of all ages. The crunchy sesame seeds melts in the sweet jaggery syrup, harmoniously in the mouth!!!
This is a common dish made in almost all households in India. The turmeric powder used for this dish is supposed to have healing properties and ginger helps in the functioning of the digestive system.
This is a south Indian dish. The dough is kneaded with the sesame seeds and fried. They are delicious, crisp and crunchy. Til poli is rich in vitamin b and provides essential fatty acids.
Pongal is a very famous south Indian dish. It is named so, after the harvest festival of south india. Pongal is perfect blend of rice, jaggery, cashew nuts and coconut.
This is a dish of the Maharashtrian Cuisine. Til Barfi is one of the primary dishes of Makar Sankranti. It is very nutritious as the groundnuts provide strength and the sesame seeds keeps the body warm during the winter chills.