Crunchy Homemade Til Rewari are irresistible brittle balls made with sugar/ jaggery, sesame seeds and nuts. These bite-sized sweet treats makes a perfect homemade edible gift!
It’s festival time! Makar Sankranti, Lohri and Pongal – the first festivals on Hindu calendar are just a few days away. And every household has geared up to welcome these festivals with cheer and joy. Each festival celebrates both – nature’s bounty and the change of seasons. Homemade Til Rewari
Whether you are celebrating the warmth of a bonfire (Lohri) or enjoying the kite festival (Makar Sankranti/Uttarayan) or just conveying greetings of Pongal – sesame seeds holds special significance during this festival. It is believed that sesame seeds provides warmth to the body during winters and has an ability to promote health and longevity.
To celebrate this festive occasion, I am sharing with you my mom’s traditional recipe of making Homemade Til Rewari.
Growing up, I remember my mom and my aunt making huge batches of rewari just before the festival. She would save some for us and the rest she would distribute to family and friends as gifts. My favorite one among all was and is – gur rewari (rewari made with jaggery).
I have to admit, as much as a enjoy eating these rewari – making it involves some real muscle power. The tough part is – stretching of sugar. It requires two people and a back and forth fold and knead process.
Once sugar is stretched, after that the process is straightforward.
Now onto the recipe!
Below I have shared two method of making rewari –
- first one with corn syrup – the rock solid rewari just like the store bought one.
- second one without corn syrup – brittle on the outside and soft on the inside.
- third one is jaggery rewari without corn syrup. This is what I make and like a lot.
I prefer the one without corn syrup. Why? Because
- it’s easy-to-make
- it’s soft on the inside and my kids love that
- it’s without corn syrup and healthy
- it delivers the same taste like the store bought one.
The only difference between the first and other two methods – rewari without corn syrup are not as rock solid like the store bought ones.
Choose any method you like, but the key to a crispy and crunchy rewari is THE perfect consistency of sugar/jaggery syrup.
For a perfect outcome, cook sugar/jaggery to its right stage, do not hurry through this step. If this step is not correct, you will end up with a gooey syrup. It took me some time to master this technique.
Now, I always prepare a jar full of rewaris (sugar/jaggery both) in the winters. It’s a perfect after-meal treat that will keep the body warm during winters.
Besides all the hard work, these Homemade Til Rewari are super addictive and delicious. They make an irresistible and yummy winter snack.
Do give these yummy rewaris a try and if you happen to make it, please comment below and leave your feedback. You can also find me on social media. Be sure to tag @ruchiskitchen (one word) or #ruchiskitchen. I would love to see your creation!
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