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Lychee Sesame Toffees ( Vegan Desserts)

4.34 from 3 votes

Juicy and sweet, lychees are truly a tropical delight. This recipe transforms and elevates lychees to the next level of yumminess with the addition of caramel and yet another tropical staple aka sesame. I first came across this dish in a small Thai restaurant back in 2008. But it left an indelible impact on my taste buds and today i recreated this for my son.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Served AsDesserts
Recipe Taste Sweet
Servings 4


  • 12 Lychees deseeded or canned
  • 1/2 cup self raising flour
  • 1/3 cup soda water
  • A pinch of salt
  • 300 ml vegetable oil for deep frying
  • For the toffee - 1 cup sugar
  • 4-5 tsp of water
  • 2 tsp of roasted sesame seeds


  • Take the self raising flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Add the soda water and whisk to to form a thin batter.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a fryer till it just about becomes smoking hot.
  • Dip the lychees in the batter and put in the hot oil in two batches.
  • Fry to a light golden, remove and drain on kitchen towels.
  • Take the sugar in a thick bottomed saucepan and add 4-5 teaspoons of water to
  • Place the saucepan on a medium flame and mix the water and sugar mixture till it turns liquid.
  • Turn up the flame a bit and keep a watch on the sugar syrup without disturbing it . Once it acquired a golden color, the caramelization picks up real fast.
  • Once the color is light brown, remove the saucepan from the flame. Immerse the bottom in a bowl of water to stop the sugar from further caramelization.
  • Pick the fried lychees using bamboo skewers or forks. Dip in the caramel, remove and keep on a baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Leave aside till they cool down.
  • Serve immediately.


  • I have used baking sheet as these toffees are sticky and very hot because of the caramel.
  • Also,  these cannot be stored for longer period as they tend to absorb moisture and turn soggy .

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Sweta Biswal
Sweta Biswal

From authentic recipes from Odisha to low calorie delights, I blog and share it. It is a reflection of my healthy eating and living habits.

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