TilguL or Til ke laddoo is a sweet prepared during Sankranti festival. Roasted sesame seeds are cooked in thick jaggery syrup and made into laddoos (balls) You can also add some mixed nuts, peanuts or raisins if you like. I have tweaked the recipe a bit and added little milk powder to give body to the laddooos. It is one of the traditional dish of Chattisgarh.
This month our group, " Shhhhhh Cooking Secretly" is doing the Chattisgarh Cuisine. My partner Seema Doraiswamy Sreeram who blogs at "Mildly Indian" chose perfect ingredients for me, Sesame Seeds and Jaggery appropriate for Sankranti. Do visit her lovely space to check out delicious recipes.
White sesame seeds ... 1 cup
Chopped nuts ............. 1/4 cup
Jaggery powder ......... 1 cup (I used organic jaggery)
Cardamom powder ..... 1/4 tsp
Milk powder ............... 2 tbsps (optional - not in the recipe but I have added)
Salt .......................... 1 pinch
Desi ghee / clarified butter ... 1 tbsp
Dry roast the Sesame seeds and set aside.
Dry roast the nuts (cashews, almonds and pistachios)
In a pan take jaggery and add 1/2 cup water. let it boil.
Simmer until it starts bubbling and becomes very thick.
Now add the roasted sesame seeds, nuts, pinch of salt, cardamom powder and milk powder.
Stir well to mix. Switch off the gas and keep stirring until it cools down.
When it is cold enough to handle make laddoos of the desired size.
See the recipe video :
Yield : 5-6 laddoos
Note: The milk powder is my addition and you can skip it. You can also add a pinch of nutmeg powder if you like.
These ladoos are my all time favorite :)ReplyDelete
Wanna grab all now, yummy !!
Thanks dear.. I like jaggery sweets too.Delete
Til with Jaggery makes a superb combination and especially needed by the body during winters to stay warm. Beautiful looking ladoos. I liked the addition of the milk powder in the recipe.ReplyDelete
Thanks for liking the laddoos.Delete
Keep doing great job mam. Such a delicious & tasty dessert recipe. I am Sumit from India a food & travel blogger. I hope you will like by blog indiatourfood.comReplyDelete
Thanks for the compliment Sumit. I did visit your blog and liked it.. I love to travel and will surely get some guidance from there.Delete
Perfect til ladoos not just for Makar Sankranti but also as a healthy treat any day. I learnt the trick of adding milk or milk powder to til and nut ladoos from my mum to make them a bit soft.ReplyDelete
Thank you Mayuri.. So adding milk powder indeed was a right thing I was doing because our moms and grand mothers were so experienced in making sweets.Delete
Oh, my Mom used to make this when we were young, but I never learnt how to make this delicious sweet. Thanks for sharing the recipe!ReplyDelete
Do make them Sujata.. very simple recipe.Delete
Ladoos look perfect and completely its a healthy treat. Loved the addition of milk powder.ReplyDelete
Thanks a lot priya :)Delete
The laddoos look so perfect and delicious! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much dear :)Delete
Such a prefectly rolled laddoos, extremely irresistible and dangerously addictive.ReplyDelete
I am glad you liked them.:)Delete
I love these ladoos. Perfectly made will love to try them but now in the next season.ReplyDelete
My favorite ladoo ......... It was a great to know that each state cuisine of India has this ladoo......ReplyDelete
Yes.. even in Sindhi cuisine we have til ka laddoo that we make during Sankranti (Uttarayan)Delete
Laddu looks tempting. Loved the idea of adding milk powder. Jaggery sweets are my favourite. Its not only delicious but also a healthy treat for winter.ReplyDelete
Thanks for liking Sujata ..Delete
Love TIL gur laddos and these are looking so temptin.ReplyDelete
Thank you Soma.. Til sweets are really delicious.Delete
Laddoos looks delicious & perfect healthy treat.ReplyDelete
Thank you Jolly..Delete
The ladoos have come out so well.This is one of my favorite dessert. Very nice share Shobha!ReplyDelete
Thank you dear Padmajha..Delete
I love a well-made til laddu. Occasionally, I get lazy and shape it like a chikki. :DReplyDelete
Chikki tastes good as well.. finally it is the taste that matters.Delete
These are usually made during sankranti. They are tasty snacks to binge on. Yours looks delicious.ReplyDelete
Thanks Jayashree.. I had made them for Sankranti only.. but the post came late.Delete
I love til ke laddoos... you have made it so well and looks really tempting...ReplyDelete
Thanks for the compliment Rafeeda.Delete
these are my favourite. my problem is that i just cant have enough of it.ReplyDelete
Lol.. that's true..Delete
Til and Jaggery , very yum and healthy combination.. love this ladoos... DeliciousReplyDelete
These till ladoos are just awesome, delicious and yummy!ReplyDelete
Wish I could have one right now with my cup of after-lunch-tea 😊 Jaggery is my favourite choice of sweetener. I'm so glad you have used Jaggery in this recipe.ReplyDelete
Mine too Maria..Delete
These ladoos are one of the healthiest snack for kids..love the variety of ladoos we haveReplyDelete
Healthy snack with very good ingredients.. till and organic jaggery are such an addictive combination..ReplyDelete
One of my favourite ladoos of all time, but getting the syrup to right consistency is the key and I am always worried about. Your recipe looks perfect to try.ReplyDelete
Thanks Renu.. I also rarely make a sweet. So for me too it is the same whenever I make it whether it will turn out perfect or not.Delete
I love the idea of using milk powder. It should have tasted so creamy and delicious. Happy Sankranthi to you and your family!ReplyDelete
Yes Sandhya.. It also give a body to the laddoos.. they are easily breakable.Delete
Til ladoos are always my fav and can gorge on them anytime especially white til ..I liked how you have used milk powder to qct as a binding agent else it is difficult to shape til into ladoo form .ReplyDelete
Thanks Priya. It adds to the flavours also.Delete