Til means sesame and gud means jaggery. Til-gud ladoos are exchanged on the festival of sankranti and people greet each other with the words “Til gud ghya god god bola” meaning “forget the past ill-feelings and hostilities and resolve to speak sweetly and remain friends”. Sharing with you the recipe of this Ladoo.
Til-gud ladoo is one of the many sesame recipes that are prepared on Makar Sankranti in Maharashtra.
We as kids loved to feast on these. The aroma of roasted sesame, groundnut and coconut mixed together is very appealing and the addition of jaggery makes these ladoos taste delicious.
- 250 Grams Til/Sesame seeds
- 1 Cup Grated jaggery
- 1 Cup Groundnut powder
- 2 Tbsp Ground dry fruits (Any dry fruits of your choice – I used cashew and almond powder.)
- 1 Tbsp Cardamom Powder
- 1/2 Cup desiccated dry coconut (Optional)
Roast the sesame seeds on medium heat till you hear a crackling sound. Set aside to cool.
Once cool, grind the sesame seeds to a coarse powder and then add jaggery and grind again to a little fine powder. Remove this mixture in a plate and add groundnut powder, dry fruit powder and cardamom powder. Mix well and roll into Ladoos (round balls).
- Roll each ladoo in desiccated dry coconut and store in an air tight container.