Til Ke Ladoo(Sesame Ladoo) Recipe
Til Ke ladoo is a variety in ladoo that is enjoyed by many. It is a favorite in Maharashtra and is served during Sankranthi festival which falls in the winter. Til is a healthy option in winter and warms your body by giving energy.
Did you know - Til or Sesame seeds are rich in proteins, calcium, magnesium, zinc and phosphorous. In Combination with gur(Jaggery), it becomes all the more good option for those having deficiency of iron and calcium , because jaggery also has iron.
In Till Ke Ladoo Recipe peanut powder or crushed cashew nuts can also be added for extra nutty flavor. Some people prepare these ladoos, by grinding Roasted sesame seeds, instead of using them as a whole.
You can also enjoy other varities in ladoo which can be enjoyed at anytime.
- 2 cups white sesame seeds
- 120 grams soft jaggery(gud) or hard jaggery broken into small pieces
- 1 tablespoon of ghee/clarified butter
- 1/2 teaspoon of cardamom powde
- Water as required
Directions for Til Ke Ladoo(Sesame Ladoo) Recipe
To begin with Til ke ladoo, we have to keep all the ingredients ready
Take a skillet and dry roast till on medium heat for 2 minutes and it should turn lightly brown. As it turns brown remove in a bowl and keep aside to cool.
Now for the next step,in a heavy bottom cooking pot, pour in water and jaggery and melt jaggery completely by stirring well.
After the jaggery melts in with water and alow it cool until the jaggery thickens up to add til in it.
You can test it by dropping thickened syrup drop in cold water in a bowl. If you could make a small ball out of it, or it hardens up, without getting diluted with water, the jaggery has reached the correct consistency.
At this point, add ghee, cardamom and roasted til seeds in jaggery syrup and switch of the flame.
Remove it on a plate greased with ghee and let it cool down for 2 minutes. Don't allow to cool completely otherwise you won’t be able to shape up Ladoos
If you do not wish to make ladoos, then you can also make barfi by spreading it nicely on that plate and then cutting in square shapes .
Grease your palms with ghee and take a little of the til mixture (enough to make 1/2 the golf ball size) on you palm and shape up the ladoos.
Repeat for all and let them cool down completely and then store in air tight container.
Serve your Til Ke Ladoo during Shankranthi or any other festival to your guest at home.