Tasty and incredibly traditional dishes are an important part of any Indian festival. Makar Sankranti is known by various names in different parts of India, such as Pongal in South India and Lohri in Northern parts of the country. Accordingly, the food prepared on this festival also varies across the country. The underlying theme, however, is constant - warmth, cheer and sweetness.
Let’s take a look at the various yummy dishes prepared on Makar Sankranti. This is a gala time, especially for the kids!
Delicious Makar Sankranti Sweet Recipes For Kids
Atta Ka Halwa:
This is a sweet and delicious Makar Sankranti dessert. If your kids are more inclined towards sweet rather than spicy food items, this is your best bet on Sankranti. It can be easily made with very few ingredients such as wheat flour, sugar, clarified butter and some cardamom.
[See Mix Grain Halwa Recipe Here]
It is a popular dish made all over India and is usually served as ‘prasad’ during the Makar Sankranti festival. Easy to digest and delicious to both look at and eat, this is quite the king of halwas!
[See Sooji Halwa Recipe Here]
Besan or Rava Ladoo:
Sankranti festival recipes won't be complete without laddoos! You can make laddoos with besan, rava or even motichoor. They are an easy to store option, and an eternally popular snack to serve during the Makar Sankranti festival.
[See Rava Ladoo Recipe Here]
Yoghurt Rice :
It is a popular South Indian dish prepared during the festival of Makar Sankranti. You can serve this as a side dish even make it a lunchbox item for the days you want to eat light.
[See Yoghurt Rice Recipe Here]
Til Ka Ladoo :
Another popular Makar Sankranti food usually prepared during the winter seasonis til ka laddoo. The recipe is simple - all you need is sugar and jaggery - and they are great to keep the kids feeling warm.
[See Til Ka Ladoo Recipe Here]
Groundnut Chikki :
This is a healthy and nutritious item prepared on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. A favorite dessert item among adults as well as kids, chikki can really liven up your taste buds. It is made from peanuts, sugar, ginger and salt.
[See Groundnut Chikki Recipe Here]
Seviyan or Rice Kheer Desert:
If you're looking at a purely traditional but popular Indian dessert during the Sankranti celebrations, this is for you. It is made with ingredients such as milk, seviyan, sugar, cardamom and almonds. Tasty and traditional!
[See Rice Kheer Desert Recipe Here]
Coconut Almond Burfi:
The burfi is one of the main recipes of Makar Sankranti festival. This classic Indian dessert is a popular item among the kids and can be made in various combinations and shapes.
[See Melon Seeds and Coconut Burfi Recipe Here]
This is South India's favourite Sankranti snack usually prepared with rice and dal. There are both sweet and salted versions of Pongal; you can pick based on the kind of dish you're looking to make. They take very little time too!
[See Pongal Recipe Here]
Masala Vada / Dal Vada:
Vada is considered to be an important Sankranti food item. You can experiment with various kinds of vadas such as mixed dal vada, rava appalu an alasanda vada. They are all lip-smacking and will be over before you can get the ketchup out!
[See Masala Vada / Dal Vada Recipe Here]
Do these dishes sound mouthwatering and delicious to you? Well, we agree that they are incredibly yummy Makar Sankranti food recipes!
Try out these recipes on the day of Sankranti festival and celebrate the end of the harvest season with your friends and family. Which ones will you be making?