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Makar Chaula

Makar Chaula Recipe for Makar Sankranti

Makara Chaula (Odia: ମକର ଚାଉଳ) is the customary naivedya presented to gods and goddesses on Makara Sankranti (Odia: ମକର ସଂକ୍ରାନ୍ତି) in every Odia family. This is a combination of newly harvested rice and several ingredients.

Makar Chaula on Makar Sankranti by Sangram Keshari Senapati

Ingredients for Makar Chaula:

  1. Arua Chaula (newly harvested)
  2. Coconut
  3. Ripe Banana
  4. Fruits
  5. Raw Milk
  6. Sugar/jaggery (as per your taste)
  7. Sesame
  8. ginger
  9. Khai/Liaa
  10. Chhena Puddings


  • Pomegranate
  • Apple
  • Cheery
  • Orange
  • Any fruits could be added as per your choice.

Making Process:

  1. Soak the rice (Arua Chaula) for 4 to 5 hours before washing and draining it.
  2. Grind the wet rice, but don't create a fine paste out of it; keep it rough.
  3. To the rice paste, add all of the fruits (cut into small pieces), banana, grated ginger, khai, sugar, sesame, chenna pudding, and milk.
  4. The Makara Chaula is prepared. You can also add small pieces of sugarcane to it.
Makar Chaula prepared by Samita Sahoo in 2023 Makara Sankranti
(Makar Chaula prepared by Samita Sahoo in 2023 Makara Sankranti)

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