Saturday, January 10, 2015

Til Ke Ladoo

Til Ke Laddo is a very popular winter specialty prepared from Til (sesame) and Gur (Jaggery). It is one of the most simple and easy Indian desserts made with roasted sesame seeds and caramelized jaggery A traditional sweet which is served on the ocassion of Makar Sankranti.

"Til Ke Ladoo"
Makar Sankranti is a n Indian festival which marks the onset of  harvest season and is celebrated across India with with diverse rituals and customs. Kite flying and have sweets made form Til or sesame are a part of the many customs.

Here is a simple recipe to make til ke Ladoo.


Til (white sesame) - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1 cup
Ghee - 2 tablespoon  + extra for greasing the plate.
Water - 1/4th cup


Grease a plate with some ghee and keep aside. Break Jaggery into small pieces.

Dry roast til in a frying pan on medium heat, until it starts releasing a nutty aroma and turnsgolden brown. Remove from heat, transfer into a bowl and keep aside.

Heat water in the same pan, once it comes to a boil add the broken jaggery and mix well. Let it simmer on medium heat until it starts caramalizing.

Add ghee followed by roasted til. Mix well ensuring that the jaggery and til are well combined.

Turn off the heat, and transfer the til and jaggery mixture immideately into the greased plate. allow it to cool for 5-7 minutes, take about 1 tablespoon of the mixture and roll in between your palm to form ladoos while the mixture is still warm.

Makes around 16 -18 ladoos.
Store them in air tight container and enjoy.


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