Lohri Feast: Authentic Delicious Lohri Food To Welcome the Harvest Festival

Posted: 2 Jan, 2024 Contributor: Rashi Chaudhary

The onset of the New Year comes with an array of celebrations and festivals. And, the first one to arrive is the harvest festival – Lohri. This is among the most vibrant and joyous festivals especially among the Punjabi community. This harvest festival, primarily celebrated in the North Indian state of Punjab, marks the end of winter and the beginning of longer and warmer days.

There are bonfires, people wear traditional dresses, followed by lively dance bringing families and friends together with open arms. Amongst everything, One of the most cherished aspects of Lohri is the delectable feast. Well, there is no better way to welcome this auspicious occasion than with a feast that satisfies the taste buds and brings loved ones together. Isn’t it?

In this blog, we have listed below OMKITCHEN’s top pick comprising some mouthwatering authentic Lohri dishes that will add a delicious touch to your Lohri celebration. Don’t forget to take notes!

1. Sarson Ka Saag

sarso ka saag

A classic Punjabi dish, Sarson Da Saag is a must-have during Lohri. Sarson Da Saag, made from mustard greens, is a flavourful and nutritious dish that has earthy and unique flavours that makes it an essential part of the Lohri feast. As families gather around bonfires, the aroma of Sarson ka Saag adds warmth to the festive spirit, making Lohri truly memorable.

2. Makki Ki Roti

Makki Ki Roti

The next in line is delicious Makki Ki Roti. You just can’t think of enjoying Saag with warm and delicious Makki Ki Roti topped with a dollop of homemade butter and paired with Gur by its side. It is made with just a few ingredients like maize flour (makki ka atta), butter, ghee, and fenugreek leaves. We don’t know about you, but our mouth is watering already. Who all are with us?

3. Pindi Chole

Pindi Chole

Punjabi style Pindi Chole is one of the popular Lohri special food. It is flavourful, spicy, tangy, and has everything you wish for in an authentic Punjabi dish. This dish showcases the rich culinary heritage of Punjab. Enjoy it with fragrant rice for a delectable feast. You can also make Boiled Chana. It is a versatile Lohri snack, easy to prepare in advance, that allows you to get creative by adding different spices and ingredients to it. Pair it with refreshingly delicious cold-pressed juices from OMJOOS and serve to your guests. Bet this would create a lot of difference from your usual Lohri celebrations.

4. Gond Ke Laddu

Gond Ke Laddu

The age-old recipe of this traditional sweet dish is known to have many health benefits like boosting stamina, strengthening the immune system, and keeping us warm. The rich, chewy texture and sweet fragrance make them a delightful treat during celebrations, bringing a burst of warmth and traditional flavour to the festivities.

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5. Roasted Peanuts

Roasted Peanuts

All-time favourite snack, roasted peanuts make a great indulgence as you observe Lohri 2024. Packed with nutrients, they are delicious and great to serve for guests as snacking. Moreover, they can be made easily within a few minutes so you don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen. Embrace tradition and savour the goodness of roasted peanuts while paying homage to the auspicious Lohri celebration.

6. Gur Ki Paratha

Gur Ki Paratha
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When it comes to celebrations and festivities, Jaggery has great importance. If you have a sweet tooth, this sweet Indian bread is a great pick because it doesn’t harm your health. The rustic aroma and chewy texture evoke a sense of tradition, making Gur Ka Paratha a cherished treat during celebrations. Paired with a dollop of ghee, it's a perfect homage to the flavours of the harvest season.

7. Gajar Ka Halwa

Gajar Ka Halwa

Lohri festivities are incomplete without relishing a hot bowl of freshly made Gajar Ka Halwa. Be it kids or adults, Gajar Halwa is liked by all. You will be glad to know that there is an easy recipe to make this mouthwatering delight on a healthier side as well.

All you need is to replace refined sugar with iron-rich dates which enhances the nutritional quotient of this popular winter dessert and keeps other ingredients the same. Add loads of nuts and dry fruits as well if you prefer. This irresistible treat is sure to impress your guests. However, enjoy it in moderation because excess of everything is bad.

Final Thoughts

Lohri is not just a festival, it's a celebration of life, prosperity, and the onset of harvest year. This year, elevate your Lohri festivities with these delectable Lohri special dishes that remind the older times when our Dadi’s and Nani’s used to make back at home.

Gather your loved ones, light the bonfire, dance to the beat of the Dhol, and indulge in a feast that captures the true spirit of Lohri—a festival that brings warmth, joy, and delicious flavours to every home. Don’t forget to pre-order your favourite Lohri special food from OMKITCHEN. So that you leave food arrangements to us and enjoy the celebration the most!

Get in touch with us at +91 8882210294.

 Happy Lohri in advance!

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