Makar Sankranti is a very important festival in Indian culture. This festival is celebrated largely in the western part of India and it marks the transit of the sun in the Makara Rashi or Capricorn zodiac. This day also marks the end of winter and the beginning of longer days. People celebrate this auspicious festival by making various delicacies and by gifting til ladoos to their loved ones.
To make these delicacies, your kitchen needs to be equipped with the following utensils in order to ensure a hassle-free cooking process. Following is a list of a few such kitchen items that you can have in your arsenal to cook traditional dishes for this particular festival:
1. Aluminium Non-Stick Taper Pan
This is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet prepared during Makar Sankranti. These ladoos are made from simple ingredients like til, jaggery (gur), peanuts, ghee and elaichi. You need a non-stick taper pan for this purpose as the recipe requires you to roast sesame seeds and melt jaggery. This Sumeet 2.6mm Aluminium Non-Stick Tapper Pan perfectly serves this purpose. It gets a 3-layer PFOA-free non-stick coating that keeps jaggery from sticking to the pan. The even heat distribution of this pan allows you to perfectly cook the ladoo mixture. The pan is equipped with a Bakelite handle that allows easy handling of the pan while cooking.
2. Non-stick Saral Tawa
Puran poli is one of the most popular delicacies prepared during Makar Sankranti. This lentil-stuffed sweet flatbread is made from a mixture of jaggery and chana dal (Bengal gram) wrapped in wheat flour. Sumeet Non-stick Saral Tawa is an ideal choice to prepare puran poli as it is coated with a non-stick material that doesn’t let the flatbread stick to the pan. Moreover, the heat is distributed evenly on this pan, thereby ensuring that your puran poli is cooked properly from all sides. The tawa also comes with a Bakelite handle that allows you to cook without getting any unwanted burns on your hand.
3. Non-stick kadhai
Urad dal khichdi is prepared in the northern states of India to celebrate Makar Sankranti. This rice and dal preparation can be either made in a pressure cooker or in a kadhai. Sumeet Non-Stick Kadhai with Lid is the best way to cook this khichadi. A highlighting feature of this kadhai is that it is coated with a 3-layer non-stick coating that does not have any adverse effects on your health. Moreover, the kadhai distributes the heat evenly, thereby ensuring that less oil and gas are used in the preparation. The Kadhai comes with a lid, which allows you to cook this khichadi slowly so that it retains its unique taste and flavor.
Makar Sankranti is a festival with a lot of significance in Indian culture. Different states celebrate this festival by preparing dishes that are local to that region and have their own distinct taste. Sumeet Cookware offers you a wide range of kitchen utensils that have your back when you wish to prepare something special for this festival. So, why wait? Visit our store today and pick your favourite kitchen accessory from our arsenal.