Til Laddoo

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


Step 1

Roast sesame seeds in a large pan until they become light brown or golden brown.

Step 2

When the seeds turn golden brown, take the seeds out in a bowl and set it aside.

Step 3

In the same frying pan heat water and add the jaggery.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

Now, add ghee, cardamom, roasted peanuts and sesame seeds to the melted jaggery, and mix it thoroughly.

Step 6

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.

Nutritional Information

Calories 262 Kcal
Proteins 6.4 g
Fat 24.2 gm
Carbohydrates 8.4 gm
Cholesterol 16mg
Sodium 4 mg
Potassium 169mg


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