Maghe/Makar Shakranti, festival of ghyu, chaku and tarul

The first day of the month Magh is celebrated as Maghe Shakranti or Makar Shakranti. On the day, the most popular ingredients to make delicious food in Nepal are ghee, chaku and boiled yam (locally known as ghyu, chaku, and tarul).

More details on Maghe Shakranti (posted last year)

In Nepal and India, various sweets with sesame seeds are also prepared and eaten on the day. Our own version of ‘rice kipsies,’  commonly known as "muraiko laddu" in Nepal, are also popular, specially among the kids.

In the photo above, delicious varieties of delicacies for Makar Shakranti like Til barphee, til laddoo, badam-til laddoo, til-potlis, and gud-murmura laddu (muraiko laddu) are shown. They were prepared and photographed by Anjana Rana.