Dishes prepared from Til (sesame seeds) provide heat and energy to the body which are both necessary to beat the cold. Laddoo made with Til and Gur (jaggery) mixed together is definitely prepared on Makar Sankranti. It is also called Tilkut. It is very easy to make these Laddoos.
- 1 cup sesame seeds
- 500 g jaggery
- 2 tsp ghee
Sesame seeds and gur will keep you warm in winter.
- 1Heat ghee in a heavy kadhai on a medium flame, while stirring continuously roast sesame seeds till they turn light brown. Do not burn sesame seeds as they tend to burn instantly giving them a bitter taste. Take out the roasted sesame seeds and grind lightly or put it in a mixer to a coarse powder .
- 2Break off the jaggery into small pieces. Pour 1 spoon ghee in a pan and heat. Now melt the jaggery on a low flame, turn off the instant it melts.
- 4Put the crushed roasted sesame seed in the melted gur and blend well.
- 5Apply ghee on your palms and make balls out of the mixture one at a time. Let it cool and serve.
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