til ke laddu, sweet sesame balls
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Gud aur Til ke laddu (Jaggery and Sesame sweet balls)

Til ke laddu are sweet jaggery and sesame balls. They are a staple sweet in many Indian households during winters. With just 5 ingredients, they’re super quick to make and keep well for up to a month!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Indian, Vegan-friendly, Vegetarian
Keyword: festival recipe, jaggery, sesame, Travel Food
Servings: 16 pieces
Calories: 54kcal


  • 1 cup white sesame seeds (100 g)
  • ½ cup jaggery (60g)
  • 2 tsp ghee clarified butter / use cashew butter for vegan preparation
  • 6-8 green cardamoms powdered
  • 10-12 pistachios powdered


  • 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.


Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.7g | Protein: 1.2g | Fat: 4.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.8g | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 2.1g