Makar Sankranti is one of the popular Indian celebration which comes in the onset of spring and the harvest season. The festival goes by several names and is celebrated in different parts of India as well as Nepal. Like every festival, Makar Sankranti comes with rich healthy food items in sweet shops, kitchen and parties. Here are a few traditional healthy dishes you can make at home to add to the celebrations.
Til Ladoo, sesame-jaggery is the principle harvest of the Sankrati season, making the til laddoos a must in every household. Both jaggery and sesame seeds are good for health comes with high nutritional value.
This is a Bengali delicacy. It is a kind of stuffed pancake stuffed with fresh coconut and date palm jaggery which is available only in this particular season.
A typical Maharashtrian dish that is a staple during Sankranti season. It is made out of crunchy rice puffs and jaggery.
A delightful must taste sweet made of jaggery and dry fruits like almonds and cashew and peanuts.
A Maharashtrian delicacy which is a rotti made with sesame and gram flour filled with a mix of jaggery.
A popular dessert made with rice, milk, cardamom powder, nutmeg powder, jaggery, pistachio, almonds and strands of Kesar.
A popular dish of Tamil Nadu made with rice, raisins, cashews, green gram dal, cardamom powder and some generous ghee to top it.
From the Bengali cuisine, puli pitha is a sweet dumpling made with rice flour dipped in creamy milk.
Pinni is a hardcore healthy Punjabi dish made with nuts and rice flour.