Thursday, January 6, 2011
After Mawa Ladoo, here comes another post dedicated to the cold weather. Its the most simplest recipe with minimal ingredients & minimal efforts as well. These ladoos are ghee-less which might be a great news for weight watchers! What works in place of ghee is the natural oil released by unpolished til/sesame seeds. Do not use the polished ones as they don't release the same oil & will not help in binding & also the similar taste. But to assure, the absence of ghee does not at all lessen the taste of them & are enjoyed by all in the family including kids.
Have a look at the health benefits of sesame seeds:
(I have been making these ladoos, but went through the health benefits for the first time ;), thanks to Eat & Burpp!!)
Sesame seeds are a very good source of manganese and copper. They are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc and dietary fiber. In addition to these important nutrients, sesame seeds contain two unique substances: sesamin and sesamolin. Both of these substances belong to a group of special beneficial fibers called lignans, and have been shown to have a cholesterol-lowering effect in humans, and to prevent high blood pressure and increase vitamin E supplies in animals. Sesamin has also been found to protect the liver from oxidative damage.
Til/ Sesame Ladoo
Makes: 15-17 medium sized Prep. Time: 15-20 mns Making/ Binding Time: 15 mns
2 cups unpolished til/sesame seeds
1 cup crushed jaggery (adjust as per taste)
1 1/2 tsp cardamom pwd
1/2 tsp nutmeg pwd
Step1: Roast the til/sesame seeds on medium flame stirring continuously till they change color. Let them cool.
Step 2: Put the roasted til/ sesame into the grinder & grind coarsely.
Step 3: Add jaggery, cardamom pwd, nutmeg pwd & grind till fine & mixed well.
Step 4: Roll ladoos out of this mix, store and enjoy as a healthy dessert in winter.
Note: You can also add some Cashews or Almonds if you wish. Coarsely crush & add.