Come January and most Hindu households begin preparations for Makar Sankranti, Pongal and Lohri. Known to fall on 14th January, from this day onwards the days become longer and nights shorter while the temperature rises slightly and you begin to feel warmer too.
Beginning of the Uttarayan period as the sun moves more Northwards and also on this day the sun passes from the Tropic of Capricorn i.e. ‘Makar’ hence this day is termed as Makar Sankranti.
As with each festival celebration, on this occasion sankranti payasam, til laddus, gajak, rewri and many more are prepared and savoured in their traditional style. Simple and easy to make, try out a few of these recipes at home too. There’s no better way than food to keep up with our festivals and traditions and they are best enjoyed with family and friends ….