Jan 5, 2014

Lohri Special - Til Laddoos

Til Peanut Laddoos
Lohri and Sankranti season is here, and it’s incomplete without the peanut brittle and these til laddoos. One of the easiest sweets you can ever make at home, these are tasty and healthy as well as we don’t use sugar to make them. Also, peanuts and sesame seeds are said to be warm, and are good for the winter season. So what are you waiting for? This just needs 3 main ingredients and you’re good to go!

Preparation time: 20 mins
Makes 15-20 laddoos

250 gms Groundnuts/peanuts
100 gms Sesame seeds
200 gms grated Jaggery (gur/gul)
Any dry fruit of your choice for garnishing
Ghee for greasing the plate

  • Dry roast the groundnuts in a wok while stirring continuously for about 5-8 minutes till they get light brown spots on them.
  • Remove it in a plate or a paper. Keep aside till they cool a bit.
  • Remove the outer skin by rubbing them in between your palms. Clean all.
  • Similarly dry roast the sesame seeds for 5 mins on low flame.
  • In a mixer jar take the cleaned groundnuts and pulse them 2-3 times just to get them to broken wheat size. Do not grind them.
  • Warm ¼ cup water in a pan. Add the jaggery and let it soften.
  • Add in the softened jaggery and pulse it again till it comes together like dough. Do not do it continuously or the mixer will get overloaded.
  • Remove it in a bowl. Add the sesame seeds.
  • Grease your palms with little ghee and make small balls. Garnish with raisins or any dryfruit of your choice. Keep on a plate greased with ghee.
  • Keep it at room temperature without covering. Jaggery will harden in few mins.
  • Til gul is ready to be enjoyed!

I miss home already! 


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