The festival of Lohri is just around the corner, and usually, it is celebrated on January 13, 2017. Lohri festival is a mixture of great food, dance, dhol and much more to add on. The festival of Lohri is associated with worshipping the Hindu God of fire – Lord Agni. It is said that this festival is also associated with the harvest of the rabi crops as it is the best time to harvest sugarcane crops. This festival is also linked with winter solstice which means the day with the shortest day and the longest night. Lohri is the best time when the entire family is together, and there is a tradition of food being offered to the holy fire.

Lohri is celebrated best by enjoying at the bonfire, dancing to the beats of dhol and performing Giddha or Bhangra, singing traditional folklore, flying kites & enjoying the delicious dishes. Lohri festival is celebrated all across the country with great fervour. The entire Punjabi and Sikh community prepare foods like jaggery, gajak, popcorn, puffed rice and sesame seeds which are then offered to the bonfire. As they believe that fire has the power to consume everything and it is the way they can please the God and he may bless them for the next year. Soon, after Lohri, Makar Sankranti is celebrated on January 14, 2017, which marks the end of winter days and the beginning of bright sunny days starts with full swing. ALSO READ: Lohri 2017 Date & Significance: When is Lohri? Why is Lohri Celebrated?

Lohri is just a day away, and here we are totally slipping into the festive mood. So, on this occasion, here we have a list of authentic recipes which can add perfect tadka and make your day even more special, have a look at it.

1.Sarson ka Saag aur Makke ki Roti

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What can be best then making and consuming hot saag with delicious makke ki roti and a spoonful of butter on it, yum. This simple combination is simply loved by everyone and is even the most popular delicacies in Punjab. Watch the full recipe here:

2. Murmura Ladoo

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We all know without sweets the festival is almost incomplete. This dish will perfectly satisfy the hunger pangs as it is crips and delicious.

3. Til ki Barfi

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Til also known as Sesame is one of the most important part of the harvest festival. Til Gajak or Til ki Barfi is the perfect dish which is made up of sesame seeds and jaggery. Jaggery is used to bind gajak or the barfi. Apart from that Til is a great ingredient to consume in the cold season. Watch the full recipe here:

4. Atta Ladoo

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This ladoos is one of the most liked and loved dessert. Atta Ladoo is very easy to prepare and melts on the tip of the tongue. Watch the full recipe here:

5. Pindi Channe

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Yummy, easy to cook and serve recipe is right here. For preparing Pindi Channe, one needs boiled chickpeas which must be properly cooked in masalas. Watch the full recipe here:

6. Paneer Butter Masala

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This is a typical Punjabi dish which is specially made during Diwali or Lohri festival. This dish must be well garnished with a thick layer of cream and cashew nuts which simply adds to the flavour. Watch the full recipe here:

7. Gur ki Roti

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In this dish also jaggery plays a great role, and it seems as this ingredient is a must in each and every Punjabi dish. This is a sweetened Indian bread which is blended with gur. Watch the full recipe here:

Here’s wishing everyone a very Happy Lohri!

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