Til Ke Ladoo: Laddoo is the Indian word for any ball-shaped sweet. Til ke ladoo is made from white sesame seeds (til) and jaggery (unrefined cane sugar). Til ka ladoo is a traditional winter sweet and made during the festival of Makar Sankranti.
Ingredients (serves 4-5):
- 1 cup white sesame seeds
- 1 cup jaggery or gur, chopped to small pieces
- 3 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
- 1/2 tsp green cardamom powder
- 1/2 cup water
- Dry roast the white sesame seeds on medium heat stirring continuously.
- Roast the sesame seeds till they become fragrant and light golden brown coloured (takes 4-5 minutes)
- Take the seeds out in a bowl.
- Set aside to cool sown to the room temperature.
- In the same frying pan heat the water and add the jaggery pieces.
- Simmer over medium heat till it starts caramelizing and forms a ball when you add a drop of syrup in cold water (2 string consistency).
- Reduce the heat to low.
- Add in the ghee, green cardamom powder and roasted sesame seeds.
- Mix thoroughly with jaggery syrup.
- Grease a plate and set aside.
- Transfer the mixture to the greased plate.
- Take one tablespoon of mixture in your palm and make them into round ball
- Make all the ladoos while mix is still warm.
- Til ke ladoo are ready to be served.
- Serve til ke ladoo at room temperature.
- Til ke ladoo can be stored, in air tight container, for months.
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