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36 Makar Sankranti Recipes

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Makar Sankranti recipes - Here, you will find 36 scrumptious Makar Sankranti recipes which include sweets, snacks, and the main course.

makar sankranti recipes

What is Makar Sankranti?

Makar Sankranti is a Hindu festival celebrated each year on the 14th of January (or sometimes the 15th). This festival is dedicated to Surya Devta (Lord Sun). Offerings (prasad) are made with fresh harvested produces to show gratitude towards the Sun god.

This day marks the transition day of the Sun into the Capricorn which also refers to the end of winter and the beginning of the spring season. Since spring is a harvesting season, it is the harvesting time for the farmers.

Friends, family, and neighbors visit each other and exchange sweets and other Sankranti delicacies made using freshly harvested crops. Many social festivities are also associated with this day, such as kite flying, dancing, fares, and bonfires. This festival is celebrated throughout India. The place where I come from (Jaipur in the state of Rajasthan), this festival day is also known as a Kite Festival day.

Like any other festival Sankranti is celebrated with some good food, and especially with til ladoo, til chikki, peanut chikki, til burfi, and many more.

About this Sankranti Recipes Collection

Makar Sankranti is here, so I have brought you a divine collection of 36 indulging recipes that will undoubtedly fit into your Makar Sankranti menu. I hope you will absolutely find some delights from this list.

Wishing a happy and prosperous Makar Sankranti to everyone celebrating.

Here is the list of 36 Makar Sankranti Recipes:

1.) Aate Ki Pinni

Aate ki Pinni or Aata Ladoos is a traditional Punjabi winter delicacy made with wheat flour, ghee, sugar, and lots of dry fruits.

2.) Aloo Poha (Step-By-Step-Video)

Aloo Poha or Potato Poha is a popular breakfast/snack recipe in Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh. This wholesome dish is made with beaten rice.

3.) Badam Burfi Recipe

Classic Badam Burfi aka Badam Katli made with whole almonds or blanched almond Flour! This is a very easy that can be made by beginners.

4.) Besan Ladoo Recipe - Sweet Chickpea Flour Balls

Besan Ladoo is one of the most popular Indian desserts. These ladoos are so fragrant, delicious and have a melt-in-mouth texture. A must during festivals.

5.) Besan Toast 5 Ways - Gram Flour Toast

Besan Toast is a popular and tasty quick 20 minutes breakfast or tea-time snack recipe where bread slices are coated with besan batter and then toasted.

6.) Bhutte Ka Kees - Grated Corn Stir Fry

This simple to cook Indore special winter snack Bhutte Ka Kees has a rich, creamy texture and delicious taste. Can be served an evening snack or as breakfast.

7.) Bread Chaat 2 Ways

Bread Chaat is a spicy, tangy, and flavourful snack that has a melange of flavors and textures. Makes a delicious tea-time snack.

8.) Chips Chaat

This Chips Chaat is an outstanding take on famous Indian street food chaat. Here crispy chips are topped with veggies, yogurt and chutneys.

9.) Chocolate Twisted Sankranti Laddo – No Bake

Chocolate Twisted Sankranti Laddo is No Bake Indian recipe is an energy bar,and is full of nuts and nutrients.It comes with goodness of chocolate and honey.

10.) Chole Aloo Tikki Chaat

Chole Aloo Tikki Chaat or Tikki Chole is a spicy, delicious, and a popular Indian Street food. Perfect as an evening snack or a weekday lunch.

11.) Corn Pakora - Quick and Easy Corn Fritters

Corn Pakora is a popular Indian snack made using gram flour and fresh corn kernels. This delicious, crispy deep-fried pakora makes a great tea time snack.

12.) Crispy Aloo Palak Pakora Recipe - Spinach Potato Fritters

Aloo Palak Pakora - Spinach Potato Fritters fritters make a great appetizer, snack, brunch or even breakfast. Serve these crispy snacks with hot tea/coffee.

13.) Dry Fruits Laddu

Dry fruits laddu is delicious, healthy, nutritious, and quick to make energy balls that are sweetened with dates and raisins

14.) How To Make Dahi Ke Kabab - Yogurt Kebab

Dahi Ke Kabab is a very unique Indian appetizer, starter or snack. These easy and quick kebabs are cooked using hung curd, which is the strained yogurt.

15.) Indori Poha Recipe – Beaten Rice Fry Recipe

Indori Poha or Indori Pohe is one of the most popular snacks from Indian city Indore. This is served as a breakfast along with sweet jalebis.

16.) Instant Badam Halwa - Almond Halwa (Instant Pot + Pan)

Quick and delicious Badam Halwa (Almond pudding) made with almond flour, and cooked in Instant Pot. Perfect dessert for any occasion.

17.) Instant Coconut Ladoo Recipe (Rose, Saffron, Cardamom)

Coconut or Nariyal Ladoo is a popular Indian sweet. Learn to make Instant Coconut Ladoo Recipe in 3 different flavours which are rose, saffron, and cardamom.

18.) Layered Coconut Burfi

This easiest double-layer coconut burfi is ready in under 25 minutes. An easy to make, and quick dessert to celebrate any occasion.

19.) Lemon Rice Recipe - How To Make South Indian Lemon Rice

Learn to make South Indian Lemon Rice with leftover rice. This is a popular South Indian rice dish prepared with lemon, peanuts, and spices.

20.) Makhana Kheer | Makhane Ki Kheer

Makhana Kheer or Makhane ki Kheer is a traditional and delicious, creamy Indian pudding made with fox nuts, milk, sugar, dry fruits, and flavorings like saffron.

21.) Masala Bati - Stuffed Masala Bati - Bharwa Masala Baati

Masala Bati - Stuffed Masala Bati is a very popular Rajasthani dish. Masala Bati is a stuffed dumpling which is either deep fried or baked in a bati oven.

22.) Masala Peanuts (Air Fryer, Baked and Fried Recipe)

Masala Peanuts or crunchy and spicy coated peanuts are one of the most popular Indian snacks made using spicy gram flour coating and raw peanuts.

23.) Motichoor Kheer - Laddu Ki Kheer

Motichoor Kheer or Laddu ki kheer is a quick and delicious dessert made using motichoor ladoos, milk, sugar, saffron and nuts. Ready under 20 minutes.

24.) Onion Pakoda (Fritters)

Onion pakoda are crispy crunchy fritters made with onions mixed in chickpea flour batter and then deep-fried. Making tasty onion pakoda at home is so easy.

25.) Paush Khichda - Sweet Khichdi (Pan, Cooker, Instant Pot)

Paush Khichda or Sweet Dal Khichdi is a classic, old-fashioned porridge-like dessert from the city of Jaipur. This dish is served during the winter.

26.) Paush Vada Recipe - Paush Bade (Dal Wada)

Paush vada is a very popular dish originating from the pink city of Jaipur. These are deep fried fritters are made with the mixed dals.

27.) Peanut Chikki – Peanut Brittle

Peanut Chikki or Peanut Brittle is one of the most popular Indian brittle recipes. This chikki is a mash-up of peanuts and jaggery, prepared in a candy.

28.) Peanut Coconut Jaggery Bars

Peanut coconut jaggery bars are traditional Indian sweets. I added a little twist by adding palm sugar to it. It's nutritious, delicious and easy to make.

29.) Peanut Ladoo

Peanut Ladoo is a quick, healthy, nutritious, vegan, gluten-free, and delicious Indian sweet made with  peanuts, jaggery, and cardamom.

30.) Rajasthani Besan Churma - Chickpea Flour Indian Dessert

Make Rajasthani besan churma at home, with the simple tips and tricks I have given in this recipe. Besan churma recipe with a video tutorial.

31.) Rajasthani Gulab Churma Recipe - Rose Choorma Without Oven

Rajasthani Gulab Churma or Rose Choorma is a special delicacy of Rajasthani cuisine which is served with dal aati. Learn to make this dessert at home.

32.) Roasted Makhana

Roasted Makhana is a healthy and divine snack made with fox nuts or lotus seeds, a little bit of ghee/oil, and some aromatic spices.

33.) Saffron Rice Kheer - Kesar Chawal Ki Kheer (Video)

This Saffron Rice Kheer is a classic, rich and creamy Indian rice pudding flavored with cardamom, saffron and rose water. This makes a great dessert.

34.) Til Burfi - Sesame Seed Fudge

Til Burfi or Indian Sesame Fudge is a perfect sweet where you get nutty sesame seed bars mixed with sweetened milk. Serve it as an after-meal dessert.

35.) Til Chikki - Sesame Seed Bars

This delicious Til Chikki (sesame seeds brittle) recipe yields flavorful, crunchy, sweet, nutty chikki. Learn to make til chikki with a simple video.

36.) Til Laddu - Tilgul (Sesame Seeds Laddu)

An authentic festive goodie, Til Laddu is an exquisite and energizing traditional winter sweet dish made with roasted white sesame seeds and jaggery.


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