How to make Til ke laddu?
To make til ke laddu, roasted white sesame seeds are mixed with jaggery syrup and then shaped into balls. An authentic til-gud laddu is made with just til (sesame seeds), gud (jaggery), and a little ghee (clarified butter, you can use cashew butter for vegan preparation). I also add some green cardamom powder and crushed pistachios to them for added flavor.
A laddu (can also be spelled as
These sesame laddus are so easy to make that I wonder why do people ever buy them from shops. It takes just about 15-20 mins to make these til
What exactly is Jaggery?
Jaggery is a common sweetener used in Indian and Southeast Asian cuisine. You can find Jaggery is different forms ranging from
Jaggery comes from the sap of palm trees (coconut palm, date palm, sago palms etc). The sap is boiled, reduced and cooled to make sticky caramel like Jaggery. The color may vary from deep brown to light brown depending on the source.
Is Jaggery same as Molasses?
Jaggery can also be made from sugar cane juice just like molasses. If you can’t find Jaggery in an Indian store near you, you can also use molasses in any recipe calling for jaggery.
This recipe makes just enough to last for a week between 2 people, so be sure to make a larger quantity if you have a big family! 🙂
We really love snacking on these til-
Gud aur Til ke laddu (Jaggery and Sesame sweet balls)
Ingredients (1cup = 240ml; 1tbsp = 15ml; 1tsp = 5ml)
- Dry roast sesame seeds on medium-high heat, until fragrant. Takes about 2-3 mins. The color will slightly darken and you will hear them crackling. Keep aside.
- In the same pan, heat jaggery and ghee until it melts completely. Takes about 3-4 mins.
- Remove from heat.
- To the melted jaggery and ghee, add the toasted sesame seeds, pistachio powder, and cardamom powder. Mix well. The mixture will be very sticky and you will need to use a bit of effort to mix well and cool the mixture.
- Rub a little ghee/oil on your palms. Take a small amount of the sesame and jaggery mix and shape into small bite size balls. Repeat till all the mixture is over.
- Store in a cool dry place. The til-gud laddus stay well for up to a month.
- Shape the mixture into balls while it is still slightly hot. Once dry, it will set in shape and it won’t be possible to make balls with them.
- A little ghee helps to melt jaggery well, cashew butter will also go well so use that for a vegan preparation.
- Nutritional Information is the approximate information for 1 til laddu.
The recipe is part of a Food Blogger’s Recipe Swap Challenge in which I was paired with Sandhya, who blogs at My Cooking Journey. I’ve been wanting to make til laddus since so long, I was particularly happy when I saw them on her blog. Thank
Connect with meIf you try this recipe, I would really love to know. Tag your picture with #weekendkitchen on instagram or connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and/or Pinterest. Or join our newest journey into Recipe Videos.
Would love to start a conversation, share recipes, cooking experiences and food stories from India and around the world.
I love the pistacchios you used here – These looks so delicious – I have tried Til ki gajak but I would love to try it in ladoo form as well.
While the simplest of til laddu just need sesame, jaggery, nd a little ghee. Pistachios and cardamom add a subtle flavor that I love 🙂
The Girl Next Door
I’m a big fan of the sesame-jaggery combination, but have almost always eaten it in the form of chikki. I have never tried making laddoos with these two beautiful ingredients, I realise!
The laddoos look so perfect! Hearty, healthy snack and dessert option, I say.
I think I also had the chikki first! but these laddoos are quite popular in Jaipur during Sankranti so have had them all through my childhood 🙂 I am so happy to have introduced you to a new recipe for the delicious combination of sesame and jaggery!
These ladoos look really tasty and I love the mini sized balls perfect to pop in your mouth in one go.
That was exactly the idea behind making them small so that they can be popped-in in one go 🙂
Thank you so much! I am so glad you find the recipe helpful!
These ladoos comes handy for our kids’ quick hunger pranks and us moms don’t even have to bother about any harmful ingredients. Your ladoos looks scrumptious
Yes, they are super handy for quick hunger pangs! Kids and adults alike 🙂
How beautiful your til laddu has turned out and love the idea of using some pistachios along with sesame. Thanks for trying the recipe and glad you all liked it!
Thanks, Sandhya! 🙂
I had been wanting to make some til-gud laddos since some time and came across your simple recipe just at the right moment 🙂
I love this til and gud ke laddo and you are tempting me to make some. Beautiful clicks.
Thanks, Renu! I am so happy I could tempt you to make some with this recipe 🙂 They are super simple so you should really give them a try!
Sasmita Sahoo Samanta
fantastic clicks first of all !!! Like most I’m also a big fan of the til ladoos…. The ladoos look so perfect and healthy snack as well as dessert option 🙂
Very true Sasmita! Healthy snack as well as a dessert!
Thanks for the feedback:-)
These til ke ladoo my favourite, such a simple yet delicious treat for all. I made last month, but feel like having it again.
I’ve already made them twice in the last month! They are just so easy and simple to do that it hardly takes any time 🙂
Adding pistachio to the simple til laddu seems a very nice twist. Beautifully photographed too
Thanks, Veena! Pistachio adds a nice nutty flavor to the laddus 🙂
looks yummy. i’ll be making them tomorrow for the festival.
Glad you liked it… would love to know how it went.