Recipes for Makar Sankranti

Jan 12, 2024
 Makar Sankranti Recipes


Makar Sankranti, also known as the festival of kites, marks the transition of the sun into the zodiac sign of Capricorn. Celebrated with much enthusiasm and joy across India, this festival is not only about flying kites, but also about relishing delicious and traditional dishes that vary from region to region. In this blog, we will explore some mouthwatering recipes that capture the essence of Makar Sankranti, and how you can prepare them effortlessly with the help of VINOD Doniv. Make these delicious recipes in VINOD Doniv Cookware and enjoy your Makar Sankranti.

#1 Til Ladoo: A Sweet Symphony of Sesame Seeds

Til or sesame seeds hold immense significance during Makar Sankranti, symbolizing prosperity and well-being. A popular sweet prepared during this festival is Til Laddoo. To make these delightful treats, you can use Vinod Doniv kadhai to roast the sesame seeds to perfection. The even heating technology ensures that the seeds are uniformly toasted, enhancing the flavor and aroma of the laddoos.


  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 cup jaggery, grated
  • 1 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1/2 cup ghee
  1. In a Doniv Smart Cookware Kadhai, dry roast the sesame seeds over medium heat until they turn golden brown. Ensure an even roast using the precise temperature control.
  2. Once roasted, transfer the sesame seeds to a Vinod Stainless Steel mixing bowl.
  3. In the same pan, add ghee and melt it. Add the grated jaggery to the melted ghee and stir until it forms a syrup-like consistency.
  4. Pour the jaggery syrup over the roasted sesame seeds in the tasla and quickly mix them together.
  5. While the mixture is still warm, shape small portions into round ladoos. The heat-resistant hanpes of the stainless steel bowl make hanping easy.
  6. Let the ladoos cool and solidify before serving.

#2 Pongal and Sakkarai Pongal: A south Indian Classic

In South India, Pongal is a staple dish during Makar Sankranti. This savory preparation is made with rice and lentils, cooked to perfection in a pot. VINOD Doniv Sauce Pot are ideal for this dish, as their high-quality stainless steel ensures even cooking, preventing the rice from sticking to the bottom. The durable design also makes it easy to clean, saving your time in the kitchen. Another variation of Pongal, Sakkarai Pongal, is a sweet dish made with rice and jaggery. VINOD Doniv Sauce Pot is known for their durability and quality, are perfect for cooking the rice and jaggery mixture. The non-reactive nature of stainless steel ensures that the dish retains its authentic taste without any metallic aftertaste.


  • 1 cup rice
  • 1/4 cup split yellow moong dal (lentils)
  • 1 cup jaggery, grated
  • 1/2 cup ghee
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  1. In VINOD Doniv Smart Cookware, cook rice and moong dal until soft using smart sensors for optimal cooking.
  2. In a sauce pot, melt jaggery. Strain to remove impurities.
  3. Add the jaggery syrup to the cooked rice and dal mixture. Mix well.
  4. In another VINOD Doniv Claro tadka pan, heat ghee. Add cashews and raisins, frying until golden brown. Add this to the pongal mixture.
  5. Add cardamom powder, mix well, and let it simmer for a few minutes. Serve hot.

#3 Undhiyu: A Gujarati Delicacy

Hailing from Gujarat, Undhiyu is a mixed vegetable dish that is a must-have during Makar Sankranti. The variety of vegetables used in Undhiyu requires efficient cooking, and Doniv Smart Cookware’s multi-functional capabilities make it a perfect choice. The non-stick surface of the cookware ensures that the vegetables are cooked evenly and retain their natural flavors.


  • Assorted vegetables (purple yam, sweet potatoes, brinjal, etc.)
  • 1 cup fenugreek dumplings (muthia)
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon green chili-ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon coriander-cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  1. In Doniv Smart Cookware, use various cooking modes to cook the assorted vegetables until they are tender.
  2. Add fenugreek dumplings, fresh grated coconut, green chili-ginger paste, coriander-cumin powder, turmeric powder, and salt. Mix well.
  3. Allow the flavors to meld by slow-cooking in a Vinod Stainless Steel kadai.
  4. Once cooked, garnish with fresh coriander and serve.

#4 Makar Sankranti Chikki - A Sweet Crunch

No festival is complete without a sweet indulgence, and Makar Sankranti is no exception. Prepare Makar Sankranti Chikki with roasted sesame seeds, peanuts, and jaggery using VINOD Doniv Smart Cookware. fry pan, The steel surface of the cookware ensures that your chikki doesn’t stick, making the cooking and cleaning process a breeze.


  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup jaggery, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • Ghee (for greasing)
  1. In a Doniv Smart Cookware pan, dry roast sesame seeds over medium heat until golden brown. Ensure an even roast using the precise temperature control.
  2. In the same pan, dry roast peanuts until they are slightly browned and remove the skin. Coarsely crush the roasted peanuts.
  3. In a Vinod Stainless Steel mixing bowl, combine roasted sesame seeds and crushed peanuts.
  4. In the non-stick pan, melt grated jaggery. Stir continuously until it forms a syrup-like consistency.
  5. Add the cardamom powder to the jaggery syrup and mix well.
  6. Pour the jaggery syrup over the sesame and peanut mixture. Quickly mix everything together to ensure an even coat.
  7. Grease your hands with ghee and shape the mixture into round or square shapes on a greased surface.
  8. Let the chikkis cool and solidify before serving. Store in an airtight container.

#5 Patishapta:

Bengali households celebrate Makar Sankranti with Patishapta, a delectable dessert. These thin crepes are filled with a mixture of coconut and jaggery. VINOD Doniv Stainless Steel Fry Pan ensures that the crepes are cooked evenly and can be easily flipped without sticking to the pan, allowing you to create the perfect Patishapta every time.


  • 1 cup refined flour
  • 1 cup semolina (suji)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup jaggery, grated
  • 1/2 cup coconut, grated
  • 1/4 cup khoya (reduced milk)
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (cashews, almonds, pistachios)
  • Ghee (for cooking)
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine refined flour, semolina, and milk. Mix thoroughly to form a smooth batter, ensuring a consistent texture
  2. Heat a Fry Pan and spread a thin layer of the batter to make a crepe. Cook until the edges start to lift.
  3. In a bowl, combine jaggery, coconut, khoya, and chopped nuts. Mix well to create a sweet filling.
  4. Place a portion of the filling along the center of the crepe and fold it into a roll or a semi-circle, ensuring a neat presentation.
  5. Cook the filled crepes with a little ghee until they turn golden brown.
  6. Serve Patishapta warm, garnished with additional nuts if desired, in Vinod Stainless Steel bowls for an elegant presentation.


As the aroma of these Makar Sankranti recipes fills your kitchen, it's evident that the right cookware plays a crucial role in elevating your culinary experience. VINOD Doniv Smart Cookware, with its innovative features like smart sensors and multiple cooking modes, ensures precision and efficiency in preparing these traditional dishes. Additionally, the durability and timeless design of Vinod Stainless Steel Products contribute to the seamless execution of these recipes, preserving the authenticity of each flavor.

In the spirit of Makar Sankranti, where traditions meet modernity, the amalgamation of these age-old recipes with state-of-the-art cookware showcases the beauty of cultural celebrations. So, let your kitchen become a stage for this culinary symphony, where our Products play the supporting roles in creating a harmonious feast.

In conclusion, Makar Sankranti is not just a festival; it's a celebration of flavors, traditions, and the joy of coming together. As you savor these recipes prepared with precision and care, may your Makar Sankranti be filled with warmth, happiness, and the lingering taste of culinary excellence. Happy cooking and Happy Makar Sankranti!

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