Lohriand Makar Sakranti are around the corner and markets are filled with sights of til sweets, peanut chikki and gur/jaggery desserts. Til and jaggery are an essential part of this festive season. In winter months til desserts are consumed to mark the harvest season around India. Til or sesame seeds have a nutty flavor and they are considered as anti- inflammatory and a healing condiment.
Til ke ladoo recipe also known as TILKUT is prepared by combining gur, mawa, sugar, chopped nuts, desiccated coconut with toasted sesame seeds. If you have mawa then skip the part of converting ricotta cheese into mawa. Toast sesame seeds to a point where they are lightly toasted, overcooking them will result into dark bitter tasting sesame seeds.
This recipe also calls for 2 tablespoon of gur/jaggery- according to one’s preference you can swap gur/jaggery with sugar and adjust sugar in the recipe accordingly. Adding sugar will moist up the whole mixture making it easier to shape ladoos. This harvest season come enjoy this healthy Til ke ladoo recipe – follow a step by step guide to prepare this delicious and nutritious dessert.