Til Patti-sesame brittle is an easy sweet.Most people call it ' til chikki'.It is very easily available in market .However,I feel fresh home made sweets are always better.This is eaten during Makar Sankranti festival.Sindhi community also prepares it at Diwali and we call it lai.Some people also call it til gajak or gur patti.
What is Sankranti?
Sankranti is a harvest festival.We also call it as Pedda panduga,Lohri,Uttarayan and Magh Bihu.
People worship the Sun for its role in our life.
On this day,people take a bath with sesame seed oil.
Why is sesame eaten?
Sesame keeps the body warm and provides essential Vitamin E to avoid dryness of skin.
Indian rituals largely follow Ayurveda.
Each festival has food according to the weather conditions.
In winter,it gets quite cold in most parts of India.
In olden days,we didn't have heaters.People believed in more in natural ways of keeping the body warm.
Hence,they would increase immunity against cold,flu and infections.
People also consumed foods made with jaggery,ghee and sesame in their diet.
Most people know this sweet as 'Lonavala chikki' now.They do not forget to buy it while in the Lonavala-Khandala region.
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