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Til Laddu

My Til Laddu recipe is simple and easy. The soft Til Gud Ladoo recipe is made with sesame seeds and jaggery. Sesame Jaggery laddu is a healthy dessert to enjoy anytime.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: sesame jaggery laddu, Soft til gud laddu, Til gud laddu, Til ke Laddu, Til Laddu, Til Ladoo
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Laddu Making time: 15 minutes
Servings: 20 Laddus
Calories: 239kcal
Cost: $6

Ingredients

  • 500 gms white sesame seeds / Til 1.1 pound
  • 500 gms Jaggery 1.1 pound
  • 1 tbsp ghee optional
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

Roast the Sesame seeds or til

  • Set a large Kadai or non stick skillet over medium heat. When moderately hot add the sesame seeds and roast them stirring frequently until fragrant. Took me about 10 minutes.
  • Turn off the flame and set the lightly roasted til in a container.

Make the Jaggery Syrup

  • For convenience and ease of cooking you can hammer the jaggery slabs into smaller pieces or scrape the slab with a knife or even grate the jaggery. Smaller pieces will melt fast and evenly to form the jaggery syrup.
  • Set a large Kadai or deep bottomed non stick skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the ghee, allow it to melt.
  • Next, add the jaggery and water and mix continuously. The jaggery will slowly melt. Keep the heat set to medium throughout the cooking process.
  • Now, bring the melted jaggery to a rolling boil. You'll notice a bubbly frothy top.
  • Simmer the jaggery syrup for sometime until it begins to thicken. You'll notice that the bubbles will reduce in size. The consistency of the jaggery will be slightly thicker but flowy.

Perform the Jaggery syrup test to Check the Soft ball stage

  • Run a small test to check if the jaggery syrup is all ready.
  • Fill up a small bowl with water and drop about 1 teaspoon of the hot jaggery syrup into the water. The Jaggery syrup should immediately sink without melting.
  • With the help of your fingers bring out the jaggery syrup from the water and try to form a small soft ball. The jaggery syrup must form a squishy, soft gel like ball. The soft ball stage of the jaggery syrup is reached and it's all ready.

Make the Til Gud Laddu mixture

  • Lower the heat to the lowest setting and immediately add the lightly roasted sesame seeds into the hot jaggery syrup and stir briskly to coat the til seeds completely with the syrup.
  • When all the sesame seeds are well coated with the jaggery syrup turn off the heat.

Make the Til Ladoo or Sesame Jaggery Laddu

  • You need to act fast now because the Laddu mixture tends to cool very fast.
  • Wet the insides of your palm with water.
  • Scoop out the hot laddu mixture and gently press it to give it a round shape.
  • Jiggle the laddu within your palm to give a final round and smooth shape, Jiggling the laddu also helps to cool it off quickly hence, preventing it from getting a flat bottom.
  • Repeat the process. Wet your palms after making each laddu.

Store the Til ke Laddu

  • Once, you are all done making the laddus allow them to cool down completely.
  • Store them in an air tight container. Keeps good and soft for 1 month.

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Notes

  1. Measuring Units Used, 1 cup = 240 ml and 1 teaspoon = 5 ml.
  2. Today Recipe = 20 Til Laddus.
  3. Use any good quality white sesame seeds.
  4. Jaggery to avoid: Date Jaggery or khejur gud and  any salty Jaggery variety.
  5. Best Jaggery to use: Sugar Cane Jaggery.
  6. DO NOT skip roasting the til: This is super important. The lightly roasted til seeds tastes the best and stays flavorful for a long time.
  7. Never TURN OFF the heat while mixing the sesame seeds with the jaggery syrup. Instead keep the heat to the lowest setting. The constant low heat will prevent the ladoo mixture from getting cold fast.
  8. DO NOT let the Til Ladoo mixture cool down.  Do not wait after the laddu mixture is all done. Immediately start making the til laddus or else You'll have difficulty making the laddos. 
  9. Want to make a large batch of Sesame Jaggery Laddu? Seek help. The ladoo mixture cools down super fast. Hence, it's difficult for a single person to tackle a large Laddu mixture. And you can't rejeat the mixture.
  10. STORING TIPS: Always store in an airtight container. 
  11. SHELF LIFE: 1 month on the counterftop inside air tight jars.
  12. Something about the soft ball jaggery syrup consistency: This state of the jaggery syrup will yeild soft til gud laddu. 
  13. DO NOT miss the "TIPS" sections in this blog post. Tons of tricks and hacks shared.
 
Nutrition Facts
Til Laddu
Amount Per Serving
Calories 239 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 117mg3%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 251mg25%
Iron 4mg22%
* Read our privacy policy - Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be leveraged as an estimate rather than a guarantee.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Calcium: 251mg | Iron: 4mg