Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Til ke Laddu | Sesame Seeds Laddoo

Its Ganesh Chaturthi and I have been cooking up some yummy celebratory dishes. This year I made Til ke Laddu | Sesame Seeds Laddoo for the first day of Ganesh Chaturthi. Followed it up with Mumra Chikki, Amimi Kozukottai, and today I have made Dal Pitha. However, I have been slow to post all the yummy dishes that I have been cooking up for this festival season. In fact its been many days since I wrote a post at all. Last month was quite busy and while I made some great dishes and took the photos, I just could not find the time time to sit and get the writing done.

Today's recipe is Til ke Laddu | Sesame Seeds Laddoo. Sesame seeds are a favorite of mine - in both sweet and savory dishes. I usually make Laddu with the whole seed and jaggery. However this recipe uses ground sesame seeds and Amritsari Sakar - a version of ground jaggery that is readily available in the stores. I also used brown dehusked seeds for the recipe. They give more body and taste to the recipe. However these seeds also introduce an element of bitterness to the laddu. Use white sesame seeds to reduce the bitter effect of sesame seeds.

1 cup brown sesame seeds
3/4 cup Amritsari Sakar (ground jaggery)
1/4 tsp cardamom powder

  1. Place the sesame seeds in a frying pan. Dry roast them until they become fragrant. 
  2. Remove from the pan and cool completely.
  3. Once cooled, grind them in a mixer to a coarse powder.
  4. Next add the jaggery and cardamom powder and run the grinder until all ingredients are combined.
  5. Remove onto a plate.
  6. Using 2 level tablespoonfuls of the mixture at a time, roll the mix into tight balls.
  7. Store in an airtight container.

Vegan Recipe, Dairy Free Recipe, Nut Free Recipe

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