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13 Delicious Poush Sankranti Recipes 2018 – Makar Sankranti Festival Recipes – Sharmilazkitchen

13 Delicious Poush Sankranti Recipes – Makar Sankranti Festival Recipes are waiting for you to make and celebrate at home.

Poush Sankranti is a grand Bengali festival which is celebrated with great enthusiasm and lot of special Bengali sweets (pithe puli) are prepared at this time. Most of the sweets are made with newly harvested rice and date palm jaggery.

Poush Sankranti is commonly known as Makar Sankranti as it marks the beginning of the zodiac sign Capricorn (Makara) and a new zodiac calendar year to begin. The day also marks the starting of Spring or the Vasanta Ritu.

It got different names in different regions of India though, but the key theme is same everywhere. Every region have their own recipes to celebrate this festival. So we can see variety of food spreads.

Poush Sankranti is  just few days away. Here I am sharing a collection of 16 delicious sweet and snack recipes that you can make at this time of the year.

  1. Nolen Gurer Payesh:

    In Bengali culture, Payesh is considered as auspicious food. Any festival or occasion is incomplete without it. In winter, nolen gurer payesh is must have item. Nolen gur means liquid date palm jaggery/ molasses which is only introduced in winter during Makar Sankranti. So you have to start your celebration with it.

  2. Nolen Gurer Jolbhora Korapak Sondesh:

    Nolen Gurer Jolbhora is a classic sondesh recipe that holds culinary excellence of sweet makers.  This sweet was invented by  famous confectioner Surjya Kr. Modak in the year 1818. By then, it become so popular that many flavors incorporated with it. This sondesh is uniquely made by pouring liquid in the center of the sondesh. It is really a great pleasure making at home.

  3. Patishapta Pithe Recipe:

    Patishapta pitha is a delicious pancake where sweet coconut stuff is filled inside.

  4. Bengali Sweet Goja/ Kheerer Goja:

  5. Karanji/ Gujia:

    Karanji is a very popular sweet dish in Maharashtra and North Indian zone. It has similar look as Bengali fried Puli pithe and gujiya, but inner filling is made differently. There is another version of karanji called nevris in Goa. It can be made in any great festival.

  6. Ras malai:

    It is an authentic Bengali dessert where spongy rasgulla immersed in thick and flavorful milk. It tastes great and easy to make. It is loved by all age groups.  So you must try this recipe.

  7. Shahi Gajar Ka Halwa/ Gajorer Halua – Best Carrot Pudding: 

    Gajar Ka Halwa is a delicious dessert pudding made by carrot, simmered in milk, enriched by condensed milk, dried nuts, sugar and flavored by sweeten cardamom. This is definitely a royal treat for your taste buds.

  8. Shahi Khova Jamun/ Pantua/ Langcha:

    Khova Jamun is very deliciously soft, spongy and melt in mouth sweet. This is made with rich ingredients like Khova (evaporated milk) and chhena or paneer, dipped in sugar syrup.

  9. Mishti Doi:

    Mishti Doi is a traditional Bengali dessert which means sweet curd. This is a mild, light and extremely addictive sweet, makes a great dessert option during any festival.

  10. Kaju Barfi:

    Kaju Barfi means cashew fudge. The main ingredient of the sweet is cashew, sweetened by sugar and flavored by cardamom powder. It is soft, slightly chewy and mouth melting. This is little tricky to make but this easy step by step tutorial is easy to understand for all.

  11. Motichur Laddu:

    Super mini boondis are cooked in sugar syrup and form round balls. This is a traditional motichur laddu recipe, the one you see the halwai makes in mithai shop. The authentic laddu tastes extremely irresistible. It’s a must prepared item at home.

  12. Rasgulla/ rosoglla:

    Rosogolla is Indian sweet cheese balls prepared by freshly squeezed milk which is done by curdling the milk and cooked in sugar syrup. Very authentic and no fail recipe.. This is the dessert you must try before you die.

  13. Kucho Nimki/ Namak Para/ Nimkin :

    Kucho Nimki (Namak Para) is a perfect savoury snack for any time.  It is a  small nigella seeds flavored deep fried snack. First dough is made out of refined flour (moida), salt and kalo jire (Nigella seed), then made a big roti and cut like diamond out of this roti and deep fried until crispy and golden brown.

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