Til Gul Ladoo without Jaggery Syrup Ladoo is an easy and quick ladoo recipe to make this Makar Sankranti. There is no jaggery syrup or sugar syrup involved in this recipe. We are just mixing all the ingredients and making ladoos. This ladoos can be done in less than 30 minutes and are a guilt free snack.
Makar Sankranti – The festival
Makar Sankranti is a festival in the Hindu calendar, observed in January each year. It marks the sun’s transit into Makara and marking the end of the month with the winter solstice and the start of longer days. Makar Sankranti is celebrated in many parts of Indian Subcontinent with regional variations.
In our House Makar Sankranti is celebrated the North Indian way. It is done by all by distributing dry khichadi to the Brahmins or the needy ones. Dal, Rice, Gud, Ghee, sesame seeds are being given to the needy ones by each one from the house. Married women distribute some unique and a different item each year to 14 other women.
In Maharashtra, people exchange multicoloured halwa (sugar granules) or til-gul ladoo. Gul Poli | Tilgul Poli | Jaggery and Sesame seeds stuffed Indian flatbread is being made for lunch. While exchanging til gul people greet each other as “Til gul ghyaa, aani goad goad bola”. Means, accept this Til gul and talk sweet. Being born and brought up in Maharashtra, have very fond memories of celebrating this in this way.
Til and Gul
Til and Gul , i.e. Sesame seeds and Jaggery are the most commonly consumed foods during winters. They help to keep your body warm and also increases the immunity at the same time. The natural oil present in til helps to keep the body warm , while the Jaggery provides the iron content.
Til gul ladoo is one of my favourites and I can gobble 2-3 at a time :D. My mom makes the one with mava too and I simply miss them. It used to be one of my favourites. Now I too make this Til Bhugga or Til Khoya Ladoo and would be making it every year. I at times make this simple Til Gud and Sunflower Seeds Papdi and love to have it as my mini treat after lunch or dinner.
The taste of this simple Til gul ladoo without Jaggery Syrup is much similar to the mava ones. One bite and I was already reaching out for the second one. The best thing about this recipe is that it does not have any sugar syrup to be made. Ghee is not needed at all in this, but my mixture was a bit dry and it was difficult to bind it. So I added a teaspoon of ghee and was able to form ladoos. After all ghee is another winter warmer food.
I am sharing this recipe with our FoodieMonday group where the #228 theme of this week is Winter Delights. The theme was suggested by Priya from The World through my Eyes. Priya has a wonderful collection of different recipes across the globe. Do check out her blog for some unique recipes
Few Winter Special recipe’s on my blog:
- Masala Gud | Spicy Jaggery Bites
- Atte aur Gond ke Ladoo | Edible Gum Whole Wheat Truffles
- Oil Free & Egg-Less Granola
- Stuffed Bajra Paratha |Pearl Millet Flatbread
- Bajre ki Tikki | Pearl Millet Cookies
- Bajra (Pearl Millet) Idli
- Bajre ka Bhat (Pearl millet one pot meal)
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So here goes the recipe for Til Gul Ladoo without Jaggery Syrup
Til Gul Ladoo without Jaggery Syrup | Sesame Seeds and Jaggery Ladoo
- ⅓ Cup – 55 grams Sesame Seeds
- ⅙ Cup – 16 grams Desiccated Coconut
- A little less than ⅓ Cup – 50 grams of Jaggery
- 1 green cardamom seeds
- 1-2 teaspoon of Ghee/Clarified Butter (Optional – only if required)
- Dry roast the sesame seeds on slow in a heavy bottom pan, until they turn golden brown.⅓ Cup – 55 grams Sesame Seeds
- Add in the desiccated coconut and cardamom seeds and roast them too on slow until they slightly change colour.⅙ Cup – 16 grams Desiccated Coconut, 1 green cardamom seeds
- Switch off and remove in a plate or a bowl and let it cool.
- Once the mixture is cooled, powder mixture coarsely in a grinder.
- Add in the jaggery and grind again.A little less than ⅓ Cup – 50 grams of Jaggery
- Transfer it into a plate or a bowl. Give everything a nice mix.
- Take a tablespoon of mixture in your hand and form ladoos.
- If it is difficult to form the shape of ladoos, add a teaspoon of ghee, mix everything and form ladoos.1-2 teaspoon of Ghee/Clarified Butter
- Store it in an airtight container and enjoy. They stay fresh for a week or so.
- 1 teaspoon = 5 ml, 1 tablespoon=15 ml, 1 Cup=235 ml
- Add ghee only if required.
- I have made a very small batch, one can increase the quantity as desired.
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