The harvest season in India is “ON” means time to welcome the first Indian festival, which is Makar Sankranti. Besides Makar Sankranti, the country is also celebrating Pongal and Lohri hinting festive vibes across the country. And festive vibes calls for amazing food.
Like every other festival in India, Sankranti also has its palette of dishes specially prepared for the day. From distinct types of khichdis’ to rice cake or pithe, we have so much to feast on (already carving for some).
Nevertheless, besides khichdi and pithe, another delight that no one can deny drolling over are those black coloured til ke laddu we get to eat on Sankranti.
Though you might break a couple of your teeth while trying to break them, but that stiffness can’t keep me away from eating the whole packet.
But hey, the stunt is highly dangerous and can give you severe tooth pain so please don’t try this at home and let me do the job for you.
I remember how I would endearingly wait for Sankranti for my father to bring those til ke laddu because dal wali khichdi was never going down my food canal.
It’s a simple logic that I believe in. Like biryani has to have chicken, Khichdi has to have rice. Dal khichdi is a fraud.
Nevertheless, the biggest fraud was discovering that til ke laddu had long gone and I got only 3-4 pieces of them. Though I never paid attention to the same, but when I did, I found it was my mom having all those laddus because that’s one of her favourite food item.
Yea mom I feel you. How can not someone fall for such a delicious thing? So, this year, I’m getting you those laddus that we will once again finish within a day.
What about you peeps? Love til ke ladddu?