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The festival of Lohri is celebrated with delicious food along with fun and frolic. Check out traditional Lohri recipes.

Recipes for Lohri

Lohri is the winter harvest festival in Punjab, celebrated widely throughout the state. It is the festival of fertility and is associated with worship of the God of fire (Lord Agni). Lohri is celebrated in many other parts of the country, though in different names. It is called Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Bihu in Assam, Bhogi in Andhra Pradesh and Sankranti in Karnataka, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Talking about Lohri, it is a very special festival for the Punjabi community, who eagerly wait for it. The festive spirit runs high on this day so does the preparation of traditional Punjabi dishes. The dishes prepared have been passed on from generations to generations.

As one gets ready to celebrate this festival, markets and by-lanes start getting decorated with number of small shops that sell various things that would used during the festival. The delicious food items prepared on this day invite us to gobble them without any delay. The traditional Lohri food talks of savories like sarson ka saag, makai ki roti, paneer butter masala, gobi pakora, bajra khichdi, rau di kheer, ganne ki kheer, atta laddoo, dry fruit chikki, til-chowli, kurmure laddo, the list is endless. In the following links, we provide you some mouthwatering sweet recipes that you can make and enjoy during your celebrations of Lohri. So, what are you waiting for, just put on your cooking caps and indulge in preparing these hard-core sweets before the Lohri arrives.

Atta Ladoo
Lohri is a festival of worshipping fire, which is celebrated in the northern part of India on the 13th of January every year. It marks the end of cold and chilly winter season. Lohri is celebrated with great pomp and fanfare. The festival is associated with different cuisines prepared, especially on the festival.

Coconut Chikki
An agricultural festival, Lohri is filled with merry-making. It is celebrated on the 13th of January every year to mark the culmination of winter. An extremely auspicious day, Lohri marks the entry of sun into the Northern Hemisphere. The main focus of Lohri is on the traditional food prepared on this day.

Gajak
Lohri is an auspicious occasion, celebrated in the state of Punjab that is also called as the breadbasket state of India. It marks the end of winter and is associated with the harvesting of winter crops. It also celebrates the birth of babies and the arrival of newly wed bride to the family. Sweets are an added attraction to the festive mood of Lohri.

Kurmura Ladoo
Lohri is celebrated on the 13th of January each year, marking the culmination of winter. It is mainly the festival of Punjabis, but is celebrated in Haryana, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh as well. The biting cold of winters begins to taper of after Lohri. Traditional snacks are made on this day apart from the dinner.

Pinnie
Fundamentally an agricultural festival filled with merry-making, Lohri is celebrated on the 13th of January in the state of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and some parts of Himachal Pradesh. It denotes the last of the coldest days of winter. People are very particular about Lohri recipes on this festival.

Shengdana Chikki
Lohri is an auspicious festival that marks the sun’s entry in the ‘Makar Rashi’ (Northern Hemisphere). Celebrated on the 13th of January, it observes fertility and spark of life. More of a community festival, people on Lohri gather around the bonfires and offer sweets to the flames.

Dry Fruit Chikki
Lohri is celebrated in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and parts of Himachal Pradesh. The harvest festival of Lohri is celebrated on the 13th of January each year. Celebrated with great joy and fervor, people prepare a variety of traditional foods on this festival. People enjoy the food and sweets to the fullest.