Makar Sankranti is celebrated on January 14. This festival is celebrated across India with different regional names like Bihu, Pongal and Lohri

One can celebrate the diverse food culture of India by trying out different traditional foods on this occasion

Here are 5 traditional foods to try on Makar Sankranti

Til Ladoos

This delicious sweet is made from sesame seeds and jaggery, especially on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. You can also try til Chikkis and Panjeeri ladoos

Dahi Chiwda

This special sweet dish from East India is made by mixing flattened rice (chiwda) with curd (dahi). Add sugar or jaggery to sweeten the dish

Puran Poli

This sweet dish is popular in Maharashtra. It is specially made on Makar Sankranti by stuffing moong dal fillings inside a sweet flatbread

Murmura Ladoo

This is one of the most popular traditional sweets savoured on Makar Sankranti. It is made by mixing puffed rice with melted jaggery

Urad Dal Khichdi

Traditionally, having Khichdi on this occasion is considered auspicious. Prepare urad dal khichdi in ghee and serve it hot to your family