Makar Sankranti is also called the festival of Uttarayan. On this day the Sun becomes Uttarayan, which indicates that the days are longer. The festival of Makar Sankranti is celebrated with great pomp in India. Please tell me that this is one of the biggest festivals in the country. Please tell that this time Makar Sankranti is falling on January 14, 2023. Astrologically, Makar Sankranti celebrates the Sun's change in Capricorn, which marks the arrival of longer days with enough sunlight for crops. Traditional dishes are prepared on this day and it is believed that those dishes are a symbol of prosperity. Let us tell you about the dishes made on Makar Sankranti through this article.
A dish in South Asian cuisine made of rice and lentils
Khichdi is a comfort food, which is made on this day. Especially in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, people make delicious Khichdi on Sankranti and enjoy it with ghee. Please tell that there is a special tradition of making Khichdi on the day of Makar Sankranti. It is often served with fried vegetables and chutney for a wholesome meal.
Makar Chowla is a delicious mixture of freshly harvested rice, jaggery, milk, chhena, banana and sugarcane. It is prepared in almost every Odia household during Sankranti. It is made as Prasad and offered to God. After this, it is distributed among the family.
Til Ladoo is a Sankranti staple. Sesame and jaggery keep your body warm in winter. It is made a lot in Maharashtra and there they greet each other by saying 'Til-Gul Ghya, Aani Bakri-God Bola' while feeding Til Laddoos to each other.