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Happy Lohri 2021: 11 Mouthwatering and Authentic Food Recipes for Lohri

Prity Barman
Prity Barman
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Lohri 2021: Lohri is associated with worshiping Lord Agni, the Hindu God of fire and the rabi crop harvest. It is a cultural celebration associated with the winter solstice, the shortest day of the day and the longest night.

The day is thought to mark the end of the winters, the beginning of spring, the return of longer days and shorter nights. It's a wonderful time for people to take a break from their chores and rejuvenate their daily humdrum of life. The festival is celebrated with great pomp, although it is typical of Punjabis. 

In many other parts of the nation, Lohri is celebrated and is similar to festivals such as Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Bihu in Assam, Bhogi in Andhra Pradesh and Sankranti in Karnataka, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Many people think that fire has the power to consume everything, and the Hindu God of fire, who gives them even more for the next year, pleases them in the procedure. As a way of paying gratitude to the bounty of nature, foods such as jaggery, gajak, popcorn, puffed rice and sesame seeds are offered. To mark the end of gloomy winter days & the beginning of bright sunny days ahead, the following day is celebrated as Makar Sankranti. 

Move into the beats of Gidda or Bhangra on Dhol! Let the ceremonies call for new and promising things for all. Sing the Dulla Bhatti lore aloud and let the holy fire burn all resentments and negativity away. You know it's time to slip into the festive mood once again when the aromatic flavors fuse with the essence of culture! We bring you some of the authentic recipes by top chefs to make this auspicious day more special. 

11 Best Recipes for You to Try this Lohri: 

1.Sarson ka Saag aur Makki ki Roti: Heartwarming saag, combined with makke ki roti and a huge butter dollop on top. This simple combo is also one of the most celebrated Punjabi delicacies and the best loved. A quintessential winter delicacy that no one can avoid is the Sarson ka saag and makke ki roti. 

2.Pindi Channe: Boiled chickpeas covered and cooked to perfection in masalas. Who would ever skip a savory meal like this one? This is a fast and simple treat for one and all, ready in a snap, that you can serve with kulche or rice. 

3. Gur kiRoti: In Punjabi cooking, especially when it comes to festivities and celebrations, Jaggery is of great importance. Take a taste of sweetened gur-infused Indian bread and you will never get over with its flavour. 

4. Murmura Ladoo: Holidays without those tidbits and munchies are never complete. Tackle the food cravings in-between while munching on these crisp ladoosthat are a great winter treat. 

5. Makhane Chiraunji ki Kheer: A sensational dessert is made up of Makhana, a chiraunji with generous doses of fruit and milk. Without a generous sweet serving, every Indian festival is just incomplete, hence finish your lohri festivities with this classic kheer dish on a sweet note. 

6.Til ki Barfee: Only a handful of ingredients will promise a crunchy, sugary world of delight. Everything you need to make some delicious magic is sesame seeds, ghee, khoya and honey. Til is a perfect winter ingredient that will keep you warm and happy for a long time enjoying the Lohri festival, prepare this barfi to enjoy. 

7. Dried Fruit Chikki's : Chikki is almost associated in northern India with the desi comfort food. There's nothing like enjoying cold evenings at your side with a cup of tea and bits of nutty chikki. This is an essential winter snack for all, made in a jiffy. 

8. Halwa, Gur ka Halwa: This Gur ka halwa is a must try: thirty minutes, a handful of ingredients doused in unconditional love and generous doses of ghee, semolina and jaggery. 

9. Til ki Chikki Kikki: Hassle-free, sesame seed-coated chikkis, filled with crunchiness, are full of delight.   

10. Palak Corn Ki Tikki: Corn and spinach blended to produce tikkis that are fried to perfection with a mix of masalas. 

11. Recipe for Masaaledaar Chole Bhature: Now it is easy to cook the classic North Indian dish, enjoyed by one and all at home. For the best chole bhature, no need to go over places, but just a couple of hours in the kitchen and you have it in the comforts of your home. 

Now, with great food and celebration, you are all set to celebrate the festival of joy. Go on, try these great recipes and tell us what you think. 

Wish you all a Happy Lohri! 

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