Makar Sankranti 2023- Bhogi Special Til Bajra Bakhri
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Makar Sankranti marks the arrival of spring and the end of winter. Although the holiday is observed across the nation, it is known by several names in various regions of India. Typically, Makar Sankranti occurs in January. Usually, January 14 is the day Makar Sankranti is observed. The festival occasionally falls on January 15. Makar Sankranti is one of the few holidays whose dates remain constant according to the Georgian calendar. This year Saturday, January 14 is Makar Sankranti. The period of the year when the days grow longer and the nights get shorter is also marked by Makar Sankranti. Worshiping the sun deity is a significant ritual of the celebration since Makar Sankranti marks the beginning of spring. 

Bajrichi Bhakri, Bajra Roti, or Tilachi Bhakri is a classic Maharashtrian flatbread to sample as you celebrate Makar Sankranti, an Indian festival of harvest. The main ingredients in bhakris are hot water and millet flour. To make the dough that makes rolling out easier, boiling water must be added. The Bajra Bhakri is primarily made in the winter, particularly close to the Sankranti festival. In Maharashtra, on the day of Bhogi, Bajri-Til Bhakri is prepared one day before Makar Sankranti and eaten with Bhogichi Bhaji and Tilachi Chutney (Sesame seeds Chutney). 

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Sesame seeds (til) and pearl millet are used to make Til Bajarichi Bhakri (bajra). The bhakri is typically served with veggies like Bhogichi Bhaji. Sesame seeds are hot by nature, which makes them a common ingredient in dishes for the winter or the change of seasons. Due to their popularity during this time of year, sesame seed laddoos, or Tilache Ladoo as they are known in Marathi, are another reason. One of the delicacies of Sankranti is Til Bajarichi Bhakri. We, therefore, present to you this Til Bajarichi Bhakri recipe that is authentic to Maharashtra. 


1 Bowl of Bajari Flour 

1/2 Bowl white sesame seeds 

Method: Sift the bajare flour into a flat parat. Knead the dough after adding lukewarm water. On a dish, scatter some sesame seeds after thoroughly mixing the dough with the yeast. A flour ball is coated on both sides with sesame seeds. Begin shaping the bhakri into a circle. Place the bhakri on the hot pan to roast. Spread some water around the bhakri's top surface. Turn it over after adding the water, and cook it thoroughly on both sides. Your bakhri is ready to be served.  

Health Benefits 

Natural gluten-free and allergy-free, bajra bhaji. Is a fantastic grain for sensitive people. 

Due to its high protein level, millet makes a significant contribution to a vegetarian diet. 

Bajra is a hearty grain that is a wonderful source of energy and is therefore used in meals throughout the winter to keep the body warm. 

Bajra roti is a nutritious food that has a high fibre content and few sugars. It has been demonstrated to result in lower blood sugar levels than wheat or rice and has a comparatively low glycemic index. This little grain is a powerhouse of nutrients. 

Heart attacks and migraines can both be lessened by the magnesium in bajra. 

Due to their high fibre content, grains take longer to pass from the stomach to the intestines. In this approach, bajra effectively and long-lastingly satiates hunger.