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Makar Sankranti Cuisine: An assortment of recipes

The one thing that makes our country and culture so distinctive are the festivals we celebrate. Makar Sankranti, celebrated every year on the 14th of January is an exceedingly auspicious festival as it marks the first day of the sun’s transition into the sun sign Capricorn or Makar. It marks the end of the winter season and the new beginning of the harvest season. And the food eaten during this festival signifies the cause of celebration

The importance of Makar Sankranti cuisine can be witnessed from the food preparations made and the ingredients used within. And what a diverse set of dishes our country gets to offer during this harvest festival!

Rice being one of the most cultivated crops of the country is the hero of the South Indian dish Sweet Pongal. It is usually made as an offering to god as a thanksgiving ritual on festive and auspicious days like this one.

From the sarso da saag in Punjab, to the puran poli in Maharashtra, to the Patishapta in West Bengal, to the thengai sadam in Tamil Nadu, these Makar Sankranti food items not only provide essential nutrients to your body, but also ensure good health during this season of weather change.

Let's take a look at a few traditional recipes and a few modern ones for your harvest festival parties and get-togethers.

Vegetable Khichdi
Cooker Popcorn with flavours
6-Grain Khichdi
Healthy Veg. Khichdi
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