5 Lip-Smacking foods to celebrate Makar Sankranti

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Food are the most important part of any festival, from ghee-laden desserts like til-jaggery ladoos to savories like khichdi, the broad range of traditional delicacies are foodies’ dream. There are number of food prepared in different households for the festival.

Here are 5 traditional Makar Sankranti foods that everyone must try this festive weekend.

Sesame (til) ladoos

These bite-sized ladoos are made with sesame seeds commonly known as til and adding jaggery. Both jaggery and til are the most important part of the Sankranti celebration. These ladoos are the treat to your tongue and soul.

Puran Poli

This is the Maharashtrian food that makes Makar Sankranti one of the most awaited festivals. It is a sweet flatbread stuffed with sweet and moong filling. This dish is also prepared during Diwali and Narak Chaturdashi celebrations.


This toothsome savoury, cooked with moong beans, rice, veggies and spices. It is also a comfort food for many Indians. People enjoy it with ghee, curd, pickle and chutney. It is a wholesome meal as well as super yummy and healthy.


It is an amazing winter food from Punjab made up of wheat flour, jaggery, dry fruits, and ghee, It is widely prepared during Lohri and Makar Sankranti festival. This sweet dessert is densely stuffed with ghee and nuts also traditionally known to offer protection from various winter-related problems.

Makar Chaula 

It is a delicious mixture of freshly harvested rice, jaggery, milk, chenna, banana, and sugarcane. It is mostly prepared in Orissa state during Sankranti. Firstly they give them to god and then they serve it as a prasad to others.

Prepare these traditional food items at your home and make your Sankranti super fun. 

Team The India Saga wishes everyone a Happy Makar Sankranti!

By TIS Staffer
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