Gajak is a quite famous North Indian recipe which is best enjoyed during the winters. This wholesome and healthy recipe is traditionally cooked on Makar Sankranti.

Time: 30 minutes


  • 1/2 cup roasted sesame seeds
  • 200 gm sugar
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup halved cashews
  • 2 tablespoon ghee


  • To make this easy Makar Sankranti recipe, grease a rectangular tray with ghee and keep aside. In a large heavy
  • bottomed kadhai, dry roast sesame seeds on low heat till they turn brown. Keep aside.
  • Now combine sugar, ghee with two tablespoons of water, and cook on medium heat till it turns thick and
  • syrupy. Take off from the heat and fold in the roasted sesame seeds and cashew nuts. Mix well and then
  • transfer to the ghee coated tray and level it with a large flat spatula.
  • While still hot/warm, make cuts on it. Once it has cooled down, you can separate the pieces. Serve or store
  • them in an air-tight container once properly cooled.