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Eat Healthy This Sankranti

Eat Healthy This Sankranti

Sankranti is a festival that marks the beginning of the harvest season and end of winter season. Makar Sankranti is celebrated throughout India but has different names but the feeling is same. As Sankranti brings joy into our life it also comes with a variety of delicacies. Here are recipes you can try for a healthy and happy Sankranti:

Til Chikki:

Ingredients: Sesame seeds, Jaggery, Ghee


  1. Heat up the pan, add sesame seeds and dry roast on medium flame till the seeds change colour.
  2. Remove the roasted seeds from the pan.
  3. Add ½ tablespoon to 1 tablespoon ghee to the pan and heat it up.
  4. Add jaggery mix well, keep stirring continuously so that jaggery doesn’t burn.
  5. Switch off the gas flame and add the roasted sesame seeds mix well.
  6. Grease a plate with ghee and pour the hot mixture on to the plate.
  7. Roll this mixture lightly and let it cool
  8. Cut these into small squares and enjoy your tilchikki.


Nutrients per piece approximately:

Energy: 54 kcal, protein 1 gm, carbs 5.9 gm, fat 2.9 gm, fibre: 0.9 gm, vitamin A: 7.6 mcg, calcium: 85.3 mg, iron: 06 gm.

Chilkaurad dal khichadi:

Ingredients: Basmati Rice, Chilkaurad dal, ghee, asafoetida, cumin seeds, ginger, green chillies, turmeric and salt.


  1. Soak rice and chilkaurad dal in water for an hour.
  2. Put your pan or cooking utensil on stovetop add ghee and let it heat.
  3. Add cumin seeds, then add asafoetida
  4. Grind ginger and chili together and add this paste to the pan.
  5. Add turmeric to the concussion, mix
  6. Add the soaked rice and dal add water accordingly.
  7. See the doneness of the khichadi and serve.

Nutrient value approximately:

Energy 320 cal, Protein 12.4 g, Carbohydrates 58.1 g, Fiber 6 g.

All the foods made in the festival of Makara Sankranti are made healthy in nature and they prepare your body. Sesame seeds and jaggery both are full of calcium and help your body to build a stronger immune system. For more details and information contact the best nutritionist in Pune, Dr.Siddhi Takalkar-Deshpande.

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