Til Or Sesame Seeds Ladoo (Sankranti Special)

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Til gul or tilachi ladu is a very popular Maharastrian sweet dish made during Makar Sankranti, a Hindu festival celebrated on 14th January. It is made with sesame seeds, jaggery and ghee. It is a tradional winter sweet because it is consumed in winter months as til is known to have heating properties. Til ladoo can be quickly and easily made and stored upto 2 weeks in a tight airtight container._x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Served AsSnacks
Servings 4


  • Til/Sesame seeds - 1 cup
  • Jaggery - 3/4 cup
  • Ground nuts - 2 tablespoons
  • Cardamom powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Ghee - 1 teaspoon


  • HOW TO MAKE TILACHI LADU OR SESAME SEEDS LADOO OR TIL GUL RECIPE Heat a heavy bottomed pan. Add sesame seeds and dry roast stirring continuously till they become light brown. Take care not to over roast or make too brown._x000D_ Remove the roasted sesame seeds in a plate and allow it to cool down completely._x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_
  • Add ground nuts to the same pan and roast for 3-4 minutes. Once cooled down, remove the skin and grind the nuts into one or two pieces and keep it aside._x000D_ Take a mixing bowl. Add roasted sesame seeds, groundnut pieces and cardamom powder and mix together. Keep aside. (sesame mixture)_x000D_
  • Heat one teaspoon of ghee in a pan. Add jaggery and keep stirring continuously on a low flame, till the jaggery melts completely._x000D_ _x000D_ Once the jaggery melts, switch off the flame. Add the sesame mixture and stir continuously till the mixture forms a lump._x000D_ _x000D_ When the mixture becomes little warm, grease your palms and make small balls from them. 
  • Til ladoos can be stored in an airtight container for upto 2 weeks. _x000D_
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  • NOTE: Make laddus when the mixture is still warm. If the mixture becomes cold, you cannot make laddus out of it._x000D_

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