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Monday, January 11, 2016

Til Ke Laddu / Sesame Seeds Laddu / Nuvvundalu

 
Here is one more simple and easy recipe for the Sankranti festival, which is just around the corner. The combination of sesame seeds and jaggery, redolent with cardamom flavor yield a yummy treat.

Ingredients:
1 cup white sesame seeds
Scant 1 cup jaggery 
1 tbsp. ghee
2 to 3 tbsp. water 
1/2 tsp. cardamom powder

Method:
* Dry toast sesame seeds in a wide pan until they start to splutter, about 2 -3 minutes, stirring continuously. Transfer the sesame seeds onto a plate and keep it aside. 
* Keep a small plate with cold water ready by the stove to test the consistency of the jaggery syrup. Add jaggery, ghee and water to a big, sturdy, thick-bottomed vessel or a non-stick pan and keep stirring on low flame. Soon the jaggery starts to melt and concentrate.  Boil this syrup till it reaches a rollable hard ball consistency. To test, add few drops of jaggery syrup to the cold water and roll the syrup with your fingers to form a ball. It should keep its shape without melting in spite of tilting the plate.
*  Add the sesame seeds and cardamom quickly and stir well. Turn off the stove. Set aside the mixture for few minutes and shape into small balls. Store the laddus in an airtight container.

This goes to Blogging marathon #60 under the theme 'Festival of the Month'. Check the link to see what other marathoners are cooking.



Comments

13 comments:

Sapana Behl said...

Til ke ladoo looks perfect.

Priya Suresh said...

Would love to gobble some, sesame laddoos are one of my weakness..Prefectly rolled balls.

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said...

Perfect laddus.

Mayuri Patel said...

til ladoos look perfect and tempting.

Kalyani said...

they look perfect and festive :) I have one version at home where the til is powdered with jaggery - else my kids wouldnt touch these !!

Pavani N said...

Til laddoo look yummy Suma.

rajani said...

I judt imagined the aroma of all that jaggery and sesame...Delicious!

Chef Mireille said...

i have made til ke gajak before - this in laddu form must be another yummy sesame snack

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Yummy! Love the flavor of roasted sesame and your laddus have come out perfect!

Gayathri Kumar said...

You have made them so perfect Suma. Looks so inviting..

Harini-Jaya R said...

Looks very festive and yummy.

veena krishnakumar said...

Looks perfrect!!!

Varadas Kitchen said...

This was a childhood favorite. Love this recipe.