Til Ke Ladoo

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Til Ke LadooTil 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

Method:

  • 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.

Note:

  • Til ke ladoo can be stored, in air tight container, for months.

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