Makar Sankranti is coming and how can we miss Til Gul ladoo/Sesame Ladoo and Til Wadi. Sesame seeds recipes are special for this occasion. In Maharashtra, we visit to our relatives , neighbor and friends and exchange multicolored sugar and til ladoo.
I still remember my childhood memories, when we , me and my friends, meet with each other and family we give these special til wadi or til ladoo and say , “til gul ghya, god god bola”. We like to celebrate festivals like sankranti and dasara because we wanted to wear sarees 😉
So, having nice memories of this festival, I have made Til Ladoo
and Til wadi
for Makar Sankranti
and they are very tasty so I am little worried that my kids and hubby will finish them before Sankranti.
On the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti, make some delicious, mouth-watering Til Gul Ladoos/Sesame Ladoos and celebrate this festival with family and friends.
1 cup sesame seeds/til
1 cup Jaggery /gur
1 tsp. ghee
1/2 tsp. ghee for greasing
1.Roast the sesame seeds till they are light golden in color. Cool and keep aside.
2.Heat the ghee in a pan and add the Jaggery.
3.Simmer over a slow flame till it caramelizes and forms a hard ball when you add a drop of syrup in cold water. This process will take 3-4 minutes , first it will make soft ball, after stirring few seconds, try again, and it will become hard ball. If that ball make sound when dropped on floor, that means your Jaggery syrup for Til ladoo is done.
4.Add the roasted til and mix it thoroughly with the melted Jaggery. Put out the flame off during this process.
5.Make Ladoos when mixture is warm enough to handle. Grease your palms with a little ghee, divide the mixture into 12 equal portions and shape the til mixture.