Lohri 2020: Traditional food tips to bring the festival feels
New Delhi : Punjabi folk festival that is usually celebrated on January 13 every year is known as Lohri. It is celebrated majorly in the North India to commemorate the passing of the winter solstice.
Punjabi and Hindu communities celebrate the occasion a day before Makar Sankranti. Marking the harvesting season in Punjab, Lohri is also called the bonfire harvest festival.
For the celebration of the festival, the people use groundnuts, rewri, peanuts, and popcorns for the pujan. Later these are distributed to the people in the neighbourhood.
Apart from this, the festivities include activities like dancing, singing, and exchanging gifts. Lohri celebration remains incomplete with without various traditional dishes. Below is the list of traditional dishes you can enjoy on Lohri 2020.
Sarson ka saag
Sarson ka saag is one of the most sought Punjabi dishes made during Lohri. The dish is served with butter and Makke ki roti. It has its own health benefits as it is full of anti-oxidants like vitamins A, C, E, and K. That is why eating it can prevent any damage by oxidative stress.
Additionally Sarson contains iron and dietary fiber. Having it can improve your eye health and also control your cholesterol level.
Makke ki roti
Makke ki roti that is served with Sarson ka saag also have number of health benefits. From helping in losing weight to prevent the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, and reducing the risk of various chronic diseases, Makki does it all for you. Made of corn flour, Makki ki roti is gluten-free. Also, it contains a good amount of vitamin B-complex, vitamin A, C, and K. If you wish to improve your immunity, Makki ki roti is one of the best food you can have.
Til ke laddo
No festival is complete without sweets in India, Til ke laddo plays the part here, it is warm and is packed with an array of benefits. Due to the presence of phytosterols in it, Til can lower your cholesterol level. Also, it can improve your digestion, maintain blood pressure, and boost skin and hair health.