Lohri and Its Traditional Recipes
Lohri is celebrated in the Indian-Northern states when the winter reaches its peak. On this day people are busy preparing for Lohri, a bonfire festival which is much awaited. This festival is celebrated to celebrate the Rabi crop harvesting
Lord Agni, the Hindu God of fire is worshipped on this day. The day is also marks the winter solstice-the day with the longest night and shortest day. On this day, the end of winter starts and it also signifies the onset of the spring season i.e. longer days and shorter nights return.
Lohri is celebrated with family get-together and offering of food to holy fire. A traditional ritual of lighting the bonfire is performed on this day. People dance to the dhol beats, sing folklore, fly kites and enjoy delicious food.
Here we have assembled some traditional food recipes for Lohri.
- Til Laddoo
Til Ladooos is a delicious recipe of Lohri. This mouth-watering sweet is prepared with jaggery and roasted sesame seeds.
- Til ki Chikki
Til ki Chikki is a crunchy snack and is perfect for your food cravings between the meals. It is prepared with sesame seeds and sugar.
- Pindi Chana
This dish contains boiled chickpeas soaked in masalas and perfectly cooked. It is easily and quickly prepared. It is a great treat for everyone.
- Til Ki Burfi
This sweet is prepared with a very little ingredients and is delicious, crunchy and sugary. All you need is some sesame seeds, khoya, sugar and ghee and you get a delightful dish.
- Dry Fruit Chikki
Winters in India are incomplete without Chikki. They are a favorite comfort food prepared with nuts like peanuts, cashews, walnuts and peanuts. It can be prepared real fast and enjoyed with a cup of tea.