6 best Lohri recipes to try

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13 Jan 2019

#HappyLohri: Top 6 authentic recipes to celebrate Lohri

Grand bonfires, folk music, mouth-watering snacks, joy, and happiness- that's what the festival of Lohri is all about.

Celebrated to thank the Agni Dev (Fire God) for the good harvest, Lohri marks the end of the winters, and welcomes the onset of spring.

And obviously, no Punjabi festival could be done away with, without amazing food.

Here are top 6 authentic Lohri recipes.

Pinni, Chikki

Lohri favorites: Aate Ki Pinni and Chikki

Lohri favorites: Aate Ki Pinni and Chikki

Pinni: Made from wheat-flour, milk, sugar, dry-fruits, and desi-ghee, Pinni is an all-time favorite winter sweet-dish in Punjabi families. It is fondly prepared during celebrations like weddings, birthdays, and Lohri.

Chikki: Typically prepared from jaggery and peanuts, Chikki is a pan-India popular snack, famously eaten on Lohri and Holi. Apart from the peanut variety, there's Sesame chikki, dry-fruits chikki, murmur chikki and cashew chikki.

Gajak, Til laddoo

Gajak and Til Ke Laddoo

Gajak: Crispy and sweet, Gajak is a snack loved throughout North India. Many varieties of Gajak like Til Gajak, Gur gajak etc. are savored and also offered to the grand bonfire during Lohri celebrations.

Til laddoo: Made from roasted sesame seeds and jaggery, the traditional Til ke laddo are often prepared and stored, to be enjoyed for long, even after Lohri is over.

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Gajar Halwa and Sarson saag-Makka roti

Gajar Halwa and Sarson saag-Makka roti

Gajar Halwa: A much-adored dessert among North Indian households, Gajar ka Halwa, prepared from fresh carrots, milk, ghee and sugar, is a must-have dish on the joyous occasion of Lohri.

Sarso da Saag - Makke di Roti: An authentic Lohri dinner cannot be completed without the iconic Punjabi winter meal, ie. piping-hot Sarso Saag, served with freshly roasted Makka rotis. Perfection in a plate!

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When is Lohri 2019?

Asked 2019-01-13 15:29:30 by Tejas Rathore

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The festival of Lohri will be observed on 13th of January, 2019.

Where is Lohri celebrated?

Asked 2019-01-13 15:29:30 by Tejas Yadav

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Lohri is fondly celebrated throughout North India, and especially in Punjab and Haryana.

Why is Lohri celebrated?

Asked 2019-01-13 15:29:30 by Ajay Malhotra

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The festival of Lohri is celebrated to thank Agni Dev (God of Fire) for the good harvest. It also marks the end of winters, and welcomes the onset of spring.

What are some popular recipes prepared on the occasion of Lohri?

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Some popular recipes prepared on the occasion of Lohri are Aate ki Pinni, Til ke Laddoo, Til-Barfi, Gajak, Chikki, Gajar Halwa, Phulle (popcorn), Rewri, Sarson-saag, Makke ki roti, etc.

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