Try these 3 Makar Sankranti recipes that Chef Ranveer Brar swears by!

Makar Sankranti is around the corner and here are a few recipes of Makar Sankranti that Celebrity Chef Ranveer Brar loves making!

Makar Sankranti marks the beginning of the season of harvest in India and is one of the most loved food festivals. The ghee-laden sweets, warm mithais, and the overall vibe of this festival make it even more fun. There’s a lot to relish during this festival, and so we are here with these 3 simple and quick Makar Sankranti recipes recommended by celebrity chef Ranveer Brar that we love!

1. Khajuri 

This crispy deep-fried dessert snack is prepared with semolina, sugar, milk, and ghee, and is a must during Makar Sankranti. Check this easy recipe for Khajuri and enjoy these sweet and bite-sized pieces of happiness.

Makar Sankranti recipes

Ingridients

Refined Flour2 Cup
Semolina/Rava¾ Cup
SaltA pinch
Ghee, melted¾ Cup
Powdered Sugar1 Cup
Milk¾ Cup/ as required
Oil/GheeFor deep frying

Method

In a mixing bowl, combine refined flour, semolina, salt, and mix. Add ghee and rub it into the flour mixture. Now add sugar, milk and knead into a stiff dough. Use milk as required. Now cover the dough with a damp muslin cloth and rest it for 15 mins. Then divide the dough into equal portions and make lemon size balls. Shape each as desired. Heat the oil for frying and deep fry the cookies till golden brown. Make sure to keep the flame low so that it will cook throughout. Remove on absorbent paper and drain off the excess oil. Allow it to cool down completely. Store in air-tight containers.

2.  Gurh Ke Chawal

This Punjabi sweet recipe is simple, and something that will complete the festive vibe for you. Made with rich ingredients like jaggery, nuts, ghee, and more, Gurh Ke Chawal is one of our favourites. Try this recipe by Chef Ranveer Brar and serve it warm to soothe the sugar cravings of your dear ones.

Makar Sankranti recipes

Ingridients

Long-grain Basmati Rice, soaked1 cup
Ghee1 tbsp
Cloves3-4
Green Cardamoms, slightly crushed2-3
Fennel1 tsp
Dry Coconut, sliced¼ cup
Raisins¼ cup
Almonds, chopped¼ cup
Cashew nuts halved¼ cup
SaffronA pinch
Jaggery, grated¾ cup

Method:

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan and add cloves, cardamom pods, fennel seeds and stir fry for 30 seconds until they start releasing their flavours. Now add the sliced coconut, raisins, almonds, cashew nuts and cook for another minute on a medium flame. Drain the soaked rice, rinse well, add it to the pot and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add in 1 cup of warm water and saffron. Cook till ¾ th done. Now in another pan add jaggery and melt it by adding one cup of water. Allow it to melt completely and add it to the rice. Do not stir, cover with a lid and cook for 5-6 minutes more on a very low flame. Once done remove and serve hot immediately.

3. Murmura Laddoo

This traditional sweet is a simple and easy meetha option that can be made with just two ingredients- puffed rice and melted jaggery syrup. Murmura laddoos are also great for health as puffed rice is packed with calcium, protein, iron, and magnesium. This Makar Sankranti, make these sweet bombs and enjoy a chewy bite.

Ingridients

Murmura/Rice puffs3 Cups
Jaggery, grated1 Cup
Water4 tbsps
Cardamom Powder1 tsp
Almonds, chopped (Optional)1/3 Cup
Pistachio, chopped (Optional)1/3 Cup

Method

Dry roast the murmuras in a pan till crisp. In a pan, add jaggery and water, mix till dissolved. Let it simmer and cook until it reaches a 2 string consistency. Add cardamom powder into melted jaggery and mix well. Now add almonds, pistachios, and murmuras into it and mix well. Turn off the flame. Allow it to cool for 1 minute but not more than that. Wet your hands, take a handful of the mixture, and shape it into a laddoo. Repeat with the rest of the mixture. Make laddoos of the desired size and allow them to cool down, they will harden up.  Store the prepared laddoos in air-tight containers.

Also Read: Try these delicious easy chocolate recipes to make this festive season even sweeter!

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