How to Make Gajak - Recipe on FirstCry Parenting


This Sankranti, we bring to you the mouth-watering recipe of Gajak, a famous North Indian specialty dish. This confection is widely appreciated for its great taste and rich aroma. To make this dish richer, you can add dry fruits to it. Healthy-to-eat and super luscious, make Gajak your go-to option and bring in some warmth to your body this winter season.

Serves Preparation Time  Cooking Time
4 People 25-30 Minutes  15-20 Minutes


  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 3/4 cup soft and sticky jaggery
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp oil to grease pan
  • 1/4 tsp powdered cardamom


Step 1

Take a pastry tray or a simple steel plate, grease it with oil and keep it aside.

Step 2

In a heavy bottom pan, roast sesame seeds until they become light brown and keep aside.

Step 3

In a separate pan, take jaggery and heat it on a low flame.

Step 4

After the jaggery melts, add ghee, cardamom powder, and stir it gently, so that all the ingredients mix together properly.

Step 5

Now, slowly add the roasted sesame seeds and mix gently.

Step 6

Pour the mixture onto the greased tray and allow it to cool. Spread it evenly.

Step 7

With a knife, make indentations for square or other shapes, as desired.

Step 8

Cool it completely before you can break it into pieces.

Nutritional Information

Calories 173 K cal
Proteins 36 g
Fat 46 g
Carbohydrates 23 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 125 mg
Potassium 216 mg


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