Thursday, January 6, 2011

Til/ Sesame Ladoo


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.


anu January 7, 2011 at 12:26 PM

amazing dish, can be made as Diwali Foods

Eat & Burpp January 7, 2011 at 12:46 PM

@anu: yess anu, & its really easy to prepare!!

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