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This Makar Sankranti, Celebrate Traditions with Nutrition with Yolo Roots!

This Makar Sankranti, Celebrate Traditions with Nutrition with Yolo Roots!

This Makar Sankranti, Celebrate Traditions with Nutrition with Yolo Roots!

Makar Sankranti, one of our favourite festivals, is almost here! It is a vibrant festival celebrated across India, it heralds the arrival of longer days and the harvest season. As colourful kites fill the beautiful skies and our homes resonate with warmth, it's a time when families gather, skies come alive with colours, and traditional sweets fill the air with their inviting aromas.

In this blog, let’s explore some amazing ways to help you celebrate this festival and its traditions with some nutrition-rich treats!

Top Health Benefits of Traditional Makar Sankranti Foods

  • Til Laddoo
  • Photo til laddu

    Sesame seeds (Til) Ladoos are rich in calcium and they aid bone health. Their high magnesium content helps in reducing blood pressure, and antioxidants boost overall health. Til offers warmth and strength during winters, providing essential nutrients that aid in overall health and maintaining body warmth.

  • Gur Halwa
  • Free photo traditional azerbaijan, indian, turkish sweet dessert halvah with nuts on top
    Made from jaggery, Gur Halwa is a storehouse of iron, aiding in blood purification and providing a natural energy boost. Its richness in minerals helps combat winter woes. Loaded with jaggery, this halwa is a winter delight known for its ability to boost immunity, offering warmth, and providing an instant energy lift to combat the winter chill. 

  • Peanut Chikki

  • Free photo healthy dried fruits bar with almonds and peanuts on blue background

    Rich in protein and healthy fats, peanuts are a winter staple offering warmth, energy, and aiding in maintaining body heat, crucial during the colder months.

  • Sweet Pongal

  • Free photo arroz con leche rice pudding with cinnamon in clay bowl isolated on white background

    This comforting dish combines rice, lentils, and jaggery, providing a balanced mix of carbohydrates and proteins, giving an energy boost and aiding in maintaining body temperature. 

  • Coconut Ladoo

  • Photo homemade coconut sweet laddoo or nariyal laddu made with condensed milk and sugar, popular festival food. served over moody background, selective focus

    Coconut's natural oils offer warmth and energy, while the inclusion of jaggery and nuts provides a sweet treat loaded with essential nutrients, perfect for winter vitality and immunity.

    5 New Recipes with Yolo Roots for Healthy Sankranti Treats

  • Muesli Ladoo

  • Multigrain Crunchy Muesli with Almonds & Raisins (400g)

    Combine 1 cup Yolo Roots Muesli, 1/2 cup crushed nuts, 1/2 cup desiccated coconut, and melted jaggery in a bowl. Mix this well, shape the mixture into laddus, and let them set for an hour. Enjoy these nutritious delights packed with fibre and wholesome goodness!

  • Gond and High Protein Muesli Ladoo

  • 25gms High Protein Muesli (400g)

    Combine 1 cup Yolo Roots High-Protein Muesli, 1/2 cup roasted gond (edible gum), 1/2 cup mixed nuts (crushed), and melted jaggery in a bowl. Mix thoroughly, shape into laddoos, and let them set. Relish these power-packed laddoos, rich in protein and energy-boosting ingredients!

  • Til Laddu with Date Syrup

    Mix 1 cup sesame seeds (til), 1/2 cup date syrup, and a pinch of cardamom powder in a pan over low heat. Stir until well combined and slightly sticky. Shape the mixture into laddus and allow them to cool. Indulge in these wholesome Til Laddus with a natural sweetness, perfect for a nutritious treat!


  • Til Laddu with Jaggery

    Combine 1 cup sesame seeds (til) and 1/2 cup melted jaggery in a pan over low heat. Stir until the jaggery coats the sesame seeds and forms a sticky mixture. Shape it into laddoos and let them cool. Delight in these Til Laddoos, a blend of sesame goodness and the richness of jaggery, offering a healthy and sweet indulgence!


  • Namkeen Mix Bhel Puri

  • Mint Lemon Non-Fried Multigrain Namkeen (300g)

    Combine 2 cups of Yolo Roots' Namkeen Mix with chopped coriander leaves, and a squeeze of lemon juice in a bowl. Mix gently and serve immediately. Enjoy this tangy and flavourful snack made with our Namkeen Mix for a zesty snacking experience!

    Celebrate this Makar Sankranti by blending traditions with nutrition! Share your favourite Sankranti recipes and how you're adding a healthy twist to your snacks this year. 

    Team Yolo Roots wishes you a festival filled with joy, health, and the nourishment of traditions!

    Happy Makar Sankranti!

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