New Delhi: Any festival would be incomplete without delectable food. Every celebration in India has a distinct local delicacy, such as Gujiya for Holi and Sivaiya for Eid. Similarly, a variety of dishes are prepared on Lohri.
Lohri, the initial and most important festival during the initial month of each year, is celebrated almost everywhere in the nation. Lohri is a crop production festival that is celebrated with great enthusiasm, particularly in Punjab, Haryana, Jammu, and Kashmir.
Lohri is celebrated on January 14th this year. If you want to prepare a meal at home for this celebration, following are some of the traditional dishes you would like to consider.
1. Sesame tikki
Sesame is of course good for health, and tilkut is eaten on Lohri. This celebration also has a tradition of consuming sesame laddoos. However, if you wish to consider making some salty sesame treats, you can quickly make sesame tikki at home. Green chutney definitely enhances the flavor of hot sesame tikki.
2. Jaggery pudding
On the celebrations of Lohri, jaggery recipes are gobbled up. If you wish to make Lohri desserts, use jaggery rather than sugar. On such a festival, scrumptious kheer made with jaggery and butter will taste even more delicious.
3. Lentil rice porridge
The cultivation and seeding of new crops are connected with the Lohri festival. As a result, rice porridge too is eaten throughout this festive season. On Lohri, Pongal, Makar Sankranti, and moong dal, urad dal, or chana dal khichdi are made.
4. Peanut brittle
Looking for a simple to-go dish? Peanut chikki is simple to make and requires a very few ingredients. It is made entirely of peanuts, jaggery, and ghee which can be preserved and served for an extended period of time.
5. Cornbread and greens
The Lohri festival is specially commemorated in Punjab and Haryana. When it comes to Punjabi cuisine, the names maize bread and mustard greens spring immediately to mind first. Mustard greens are also available this season. In this case, you can make mustard greens and maize bread for Lohri lunch or dinner.