Til Ke Laddoo Recipe
Make Til ke Laddoo - Savoring the Essence of Sesame and Jaggery
Introduction to Til ke Laddoo:
Til ke Laddoo, also known as Til Gul Laddu or Sesame Jaggery Laddoo, is a delightful Indian sweet, especially popular during the festival of Sankranti. This traditional treat combines the nutty flavor of sesame seeds with the rich sweetness of jaggery.
Cooking Til ke Laddoo:
- Roasting Sesame Seeds: The sesame seeds are dry-roasted until they release a pleasant aroma, enhancing their flavor.
- Preparing Jaggery Syrup: Jaggery is melted to create a syrup, adding a natural sweetness and binding the laddoos.
- Mixing and Shaping: The roasted sesame seeds are mixed with the jaggery syrup, and small round laddoos are shaped while the mixture is still warm.
Serving Til ke Laddoo:
These laddoos are enjoyed during Sankranti and other festive occasions. They make for a perfect treat with a cup of chai.
Health Benefits of Til ke Laddoo:
- Rich in Nutrients: Sesame seeds are a good source of healthy fats, protein, and various minerals.
- Jaggery Goodness: Jaggery provides natural sweetness along with essential minerals like iron and magnesium.
Cooking Tips for Til ke Laddoo:
- Perfect Roasting: Ensure sesame seeds are uniformly roasted to enhance their flavor.
- Warm Binding: Shape the laddoos while the mixture is still warm for a smooth texture.
Til ke Laddoo offers a balance of healthy fats, protein, and natural sugars, making it a nutritious sweet option.
- Portions serving: 10-12 pax
- Preparation time: 05 min
- Cooking time: 50 min
- Calories: 68 cal per portion
- White sesame seeds / Til: 500 gms
- Ghee: 3 tbsp
- Cashew nut (chopped): 1 tbsp
- Almond (chopped): 1 tbsp
- Peanuts: ¼ cup
- Jaggery: 2 cups
- Green cardamom powder: 1 tsp
Toast Sesame Seeds:
- Heat a pan and add white sesame seeds. Cook on medium-low heat until they turn golden and emit a nice aroma. Once done, move them to a plate.
- In the same pan, add ghee. When it's hot, add chopped nuts and peanuts. Fry until they become a light golden brown. Take them out and set them aside.
- Again, use the same pan. Add ghee and jaggery. Cook until the jaggery melts. Sprinkle in cardamom powder for a lovely aroma.
- Add back the toasted sesame seeds and fried nuts into the pan. Mix everything together until it becomes a tasty blend. Put this mixture on a plate and let it cool a bit.
- When the mix is warm but touchable, take some and press it with your palms. Make round balls by pressing hard. Set them aside on a plate to cool completely.
- Your Tilgul Ladoos are ready to eat! Store them in a closed container to keep them fresh. Share these delicious treats with your loved ones and celebrate the sweetness of tradition.
Making Tilgul Ladoos is not just about cooking; it's about creating joy and sharing it with others. So, have fun in the kitchen and enjoy these delightful treats!
Til ke Laddoo is not just a delicious treat; it symbolizes the warmth and sweetness of festive celebrations, creating a joyous atmosphere.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Can I store Til ke Laddoo for a long time? Yes, store them in an airtight container, and they can last for a couple of weeks.
Can I use black sesame seeds for the laddoos? Yes, black sesame seeds can be used; they will impart a slightly different flavor.
Are Til ke Laddoo gluten-free? Yes, they are naturally gluten-free as they do not contain any wheat or gluten-containing ingredients.
Can I add nuts to enhance the flavor? Absolutely, chopped nuts like almonds or cashews can be added for extra texture and flavor.
How many calories are there in one Til ke Laddoo? The calorie content may vary, but generally, one laddoo has around 50-60 calories.
Can I make Til ke Laddoo without jaggery? Jaggery is a key ingredient for sweetness and binding, but you can experiment with alternatives like palm sugar or date syrup.
Are Til ke Laddoo suitable for vegans? Yes, they are vegan-friendly, made without any dairy or animal products.
Can I make Til ke Laddoo with white sesame seeds only? Yes, you can use white sesame seeds exclusively; the laddoos will have a lighter color and milder flavor.