Til laddoos, a traditional Sankranti recipe specially made in Maharashtra, is a simple dish made with few ingredients like til, jaggery and peanuts. It packs in a powerful punch of nutrition from the Til and Jaggery. Til or sesame seeds is rich in omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins, and dietary fiber. It also has potential anti-cancer properties. Gur or Jaggery is high in proteins, iron, vitamin, magnesium and mineral content. With all its goodness, this laddoo can also go as a snack in your kids school box or as an after-school munch.
|Serves||Preparation Time||Cooking Time|
|4 People||30-35 Minutes||45-50 Minutes|
- 1 cup sesame seeds
- 1 cup soft jaggery
- 2 tablespoons ghee
- 5 gm crushed cardamom
- 20 gms crushed peanuts
- 15 ml water
Roast sesame seeds in a large pan until they become light brown or golden brown.
When the seeds turn golden brown, take the seeds out in a bowl and set it aside.
In the same frying pan heat water and add the jaggery.
Simmer it over medium heat till it starts caramelizing. You need to check the consistency of the mixture by putting a small drop of syrup in a glass of water. If the drop sinks to the bottom of the glass, it can be deduced that the jaggery mix is ready.
Now, add ghee, cardamom, roasted peanuts and sesame seeds to the melted jaggery, and mix it thoroughly.
Next, apply some ghee onto your palms and pull out a small portion from the mix. Roll it out into a round ball. Make all the laddoos while the mixture is still warm.