This Til Ladoo recipe is easy to make and made up of roasted sesame seeds and peanuts mixed in Jaggery. The Til ladoo’s are made in every Maharashtrian family during the festival of Makar Sakranti. This ladoo’s are known as Til gul Ladoo in Marathi. Til means sesame seeds and gul means Jaggery. People share this ladoo’s by saying” Til gul ghya god god bola” which means eat this Til Ladoo and speak sweetly. This dish has a strong and appealing aroma which cannot be ignored. It has an alluring texture and a saccharine taste.
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The delicious Ladoo seasoned with the sesame seeds are soft and chewy. These Ladoo have the firm and dense texture which gives them a luring look. They are made from the sesame seeds dipped in the sweet Jaggery solution which is mixed with nuts and cardamom powder.
This till Ladoo is also made by people during the winter because it provides a warning effect in the body. Sesame seeds are good for our body for health purpose also.
The preparation of this Ladoo is easy and needs only a few ingredients. It is mainly made from sesame seeds in combination with Jaggery, peanuts, and the cardamom powder. If you like you can season the Ladoo with the desiccated coconut which will enrich its taste and texture.
There are more than one techniques to prepare them at home, but you can choose whichever is convenient and comfortable for you. The one of those methods includes using sesame in the powder form and skip the addition of Jaggery. This may sound easy but the authentic taste of Til Ladoo lies in the traditional ways of its preparation that is shown below. The best of these Ladoo are, they can be stored in an airtight container for a week. So you only have to make once and then you can enjoy their taste for a long time.
Here I have added sesame seeds and peanuts but you can also add desiccated coconut. For the peanuts, you can use them as a whole and without roasting but their real charm comes when they roasted and crushed to the powder form. Even dry fruits of your choice can also be added. Whichever way you make, whichever ingredients you add into the mixture, the final flavors of this healthy and tasty Ladoo will take your heart away.
- Total time of cooking is 30 minutes.
- The measured proportion of ingredients makes 30 ladoo’s. You can increase or decrease the gauge of ingredients according to the number of people.
- Desiccated coconut can also be added.
- Dry fruits of your choice can be added.
- Do not form the Ladoo when the mixture is too hot.
- If you are not comfortable to make the shape of the Ladoo, then use the spoon and scoop out the mixture.
- They can be stored for 1-2 weeks.
- They are generally among the dishes made in “Uttrayan” along with Til Chikki.
Serve the Till Ladoo alone as a sweet snack or as the side serve of the sweet dish with the complete meal or you can even eat alone. Garnish the circular surface of Ladoo with:
- Sliced Pistachio
- Powdered Cardamom
- Desiccated Coconut
- Saffron Strands
- Chopped Almond
If you are looking for more Ladoo recipes then you can even try to make Coconut Ladoo, Boondi Ladoo, Peanut Ladoo, Malai Ladoo, Atta Ladoo, Motichoor Ladoo, Rava Ladoo, and various other types of Ladoo which can be made from different ingredients along with milk and cream.
There are various other dishes made from sesame seeds such as Sesame Rice, Sesame Seed Sauce, Sesame Chocolate Pudding, Sesame and Banana Bread, Sesame Barfi, Til Ki Chikki, and much more.