Til-gud Ladoo

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

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. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Makar Sankrant sweets, Sankrant sweets, sesame and jaggery balls, Sesame balls, Sesame sweet, Til Gud, Til Gud Ladoo, Uttarayan Sweets
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 35 Ladoos
Author Anuya


  • 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.
    Til gud
  • 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).
    Til-gud Ladoo
  • Roll each ladoo in desiccated dry coconut and store in an air tight container.
    Til-gud Ladoo

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