“Til Ladoo” or “Til Gul Ladoo” – A healthy Indian dessert made using roasted sesame seeds, crushed peanuts, split gram, and jaggery syrup. These ladoos are a speciality of Maharashtra and are prepared mainly during Makar Sankranti.
We are just in the second week of the New Year, and people are gearing up for celebrating the harvest season. With Makar Sankranti around the corner, the festivities have started in all their glory. Then, how can I stay behind when it comes to celebrating the first festival of 2018.
For me, Makar Sankranti equals to savouring and exchanging home-made til ladoos or til gud ladoos, flying kites, and participating in the “Haldi Kumkum” ceremony (mainly celebrated in Maharashtra by married women). The festival of Makar Sankranti is dedicated to the Sun god and marks the end of the winter solace.
In Maharashtra, during Makar Sankranti, til ladoos are shared with everyone by saying Til gul ghya ani god god bola (which means “take the sesame seeds ladoo and speak sweetly with all”). The many nutritional benefits of sesame seeds make these ladoos a quite healthy dessert and snack option. Sesame seeds contain zinc, heart-healthy unsaturated fats, vitamins, and minerals. These seeds are also a rich source of fibre. Til ladoo is the best dessert for winter season as sesame seeds provide warmth to the body. The best part is that these ladoos can be made and stored for longer durations.
This Makar Sankranti, make and share these healthy and delicious Til Ladoos. Check out the detailed and step by step recipe with photos….