Makar Sankranti celebrations coincide with many harvest festivals across the country during the same time with unique regional variations.Lohri in Punjab, Pongal in Tamil Nadu and Bihu in Assam are all harvest festivals which mark the significant shift of season at this time of the year.
Til Gur Barfi
Makar Sankranti is celebrated at this time of the year.This is an auspicious festival.If Diwali is incomplete without Kaju katli, Makar Sankranti or Lohri celebrations are ever completed without it’s round of til/sesame and gur/jaggery delicacies in fact til and gur are much more than just festive ingredients as they have a strong cultural and religious significant link with Makar Sankranti celebrations
This month faces the severe cold in north India and til and jaggery keep the body warm.Both the ingredients have essential minerals too which are quite beneficial. These ingredients are iron-rich and increase the immunity.Til or sesame seeds contain oil which is healthy for skin nourishment.Khoya or mava is added in the preparation to make it soft and melt in mouth consistency