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Tilachya Vadya for Makar Sankranti

Makara Sankranti celebrations are incomplete without sesame, peanuts and jaggery.

Tilachya Vadya that are traditionally made for Sankrant in Maharashtra celebrate all three ingredients.

You can make this delicious burfi in under 40 minutes. Ideal for last minute preparations. :)

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Tilgul | Til ke Laddu for Makara Sankranti

Til or Sesame is such an inseparable part of Makara Sankranti celebrations. In Maharashtra, the traditional greeting for Makara Sankranti is Tilgul Ghya, God God Bola (take a Tilgul and speak sweetly). For some unknown reason, the recipe for Tilgul is not on the blog and so here I am with this super simple recipe...

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Dudh Puli Pitha | Kheera Puli Pithe: Poush Parbon Recipe

Here I am with a traditional Bengali delicacy called Dudh Puli Pitha | Kheera Puli Pithe to celebrate the festival of Poush Parban.  Called is Makara Sankranti in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka, this festival is celebrated as Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Lohri in Punjab, this festival marks the transition of Sun into Capricorn (Makara Rashi)....

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Makar Sankranti Recipes | Pongal Recipes

Makara Sankranti is one of those festivals that is celebrated across the length and breadth of India, albeit under various names. Typically, celebrated over 2 to 4 days, it marks the start of Uttarayanam or  the 6-month period which marks the the passage of the Sun northwards towards the Tropic of Cancer. Hindus believe that the 6 months...

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Bhogichi Bhaji | A Makara Sankranti Recipe from Maharashtra

Bhogichi Bhaji, as the name suggests, is a dish made on Bhogi in Maharashtra. It is a mixed vegetable that celebrates the winter vegetables such as Paavta (Indian Lima Beans), Fresh Green Chana (Harbhara), Carrots, and more. In addition, Bhogichi Bhaji uses Peanut Powder and Sesame Powders which are warming in nature and are perfect for...

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Til Poli | Til Gul Poli – Sankranti Special from Maharashtra

Tilgul Kha, God God Bola (Eat Tilgul and speak sweetly) is the traditional Marathi greeting for Sankranti (or Sankrant as it is called in Maharashtra). The Tilgul in this greeting is the Til ka Laddoo, which is a must in Sankranti celebrations in Maharashtra. The word Tilgul literally means Sesame (Til) and Jaggery (Gul). However, I am not too...