Til or sesame sweets such as gajaks, chikkis and ladoos are typically made during the winter festivals like Lohri and Makar Sankranti.
Here are some delicious sesame-til recipes that you must try:
Sesame seed cookies are a popular snack made from sesame seeds, flour, and sugar.
Sieve the flour along with some salt and baking soda. Add butter, sugar, 2 eggs and jeera to the mixture and blend it. Then add milk to make a smooth dough. Take out small balls from the dough and roll them into cookie shapes, sprinkle sesame seeds on them and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes. Once the cookies cool down, they are ready to serve.
Til ke laddu is a traditional sweet, made from sesame seeds, jaggery or sugar and ghee.
Toast the sesame seeds, heat another pan and add some ghee and jaggery. Once the jaggery starts foaming, mix the sesame seeds quickly into it. Let it cool down to room temperature, then take small portion of the mixture and give them a spherical shape using wet hands, til laddus are ready to serve.
With just a handful of ingredients like sesame seeds and chopped dry fruits, you can make a healthy and yummy til ka halwa.
Add 1/2 cup of soaked white sesame seeds in a grinder and make a fine paste. In another mixer jar, add some til and peanut chikkis and grind it well. Then take a pan, add ghee and mix the prepared paste, roast it until it’s brown. \Now add jaggery, water and khoya. Once cooked properly, sprinkle some cardamom powder and garnish it with some crushed chikki.