Indian festivals are some of the most beautiful and colourful festivals in the world. One such festival is Makar Sankranti, which is celebrated around mid-January by several states in India. This festival signifies the movement of the sun into ‘Makara Rashi’ (zodiac of Capricorn) and marks the end of the winter season and the onset of spring.
Makar Sankranti is also celebrated to honour the ‘Sun’ god for his energy that gives life to all the life on earth. This festival is celebrated in different states, so the different traditions make this festival even more special. In the state of Maharashtra, Makar Sankranti is celebrated by distributing ‘tilgul’, which is a sweet made from jaggery and sesame seeds. Distribution of tilgul is done to end all past enmities and grudges to promote forgiveness and togetherness.
In case you are wondering about which sweets to distribute during this festival, we have compiled a list of a few such delicacies that are perfectly suited for the Makar Sankranti festival:
Everyone loves the crunchiness and taste that dry fruits bring to any sweet. Shreeji Foods brings to you Dry Fruit Til Ladoo, which is a scrumptious sweet made using white sesame seeds, almonds, raisins, cashew, pumpkin seeds, cranberries and jaggery. Apart from having a surreal taste, this tilgul also contains the health benefits and goodness of dry fruits, thereby making this sweet a perfect addition to your celebrations.
Nothing can beat the taste and texture of a traditional til ladoo. This is one of the most widely consumed tilgul in Indian culture, especially in Maharashtra. These sweet balls have a nutty aroma and are a rich source of iron and calcium. They are made using white sesame seeds, jaggery and cardamom powder and are loved by children and adults alike.
Similar to the til laddos, this til chikki is a widely distributed sweet during the festival of Makar Sankranti. It contains the goodness of white sesame seeds, which are known to be beneficial for your health in many ways. Following are some of the health benefits of consuming white sesame seeds –
- Good for hair growth
- Alleviates signs of ageing
- Boosts skin and dental health
- Good for digestion
- Good source of energy
- Helps fight stress
With a myriad of health benefits, til chikki is definitely a wise choice as a sweet for Makar Sankranti. It also contains groundnuts that impart a crunchy factor to the chikki.
Makar Sankranti is a festival that calls for the get-together of friends and family to spread love and strengthen the bonds between each other. With Shreeji Foods, you can make this festival even more joyous with our range of delicious and scrumptious til-based sweets that are sure to be loved by everyone around you.