Monday, 12 January 2015

Til Bhugga/ Til Mava Ladoo

Just around the new year kicking in, several festivities start across India in different names and ways of celebration, but all marking the beginning of new year- Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal. India being an agricultural community, while these are all celebrated at different dates but around the same time, they all essentially celebrate the new harvest.

Makar Sankranti is one such festival celebrated in praying the Lords for a healthy harvest by the agricultural community. Celebrations include offering prayers and preparations such as Khichdi, Moong Dal ki pakodi, Til ke Laddo, Til ke gajak.

Starting the year with Til Laddos!

Ingredients :

  • 250 gms white sesame seeds
  • 250 gms powdered sugar/boora
  • 250 gms khoya/mawa
  • 1/4 tsp green cardamom powder

Method:

  • Dry roast sesame seeds in a non stick pan on medium heat till golden brown, leave them aside to cool and grind it coarsely.


  • In a separate pan roast khoya till it gets softened, switch off the flame and add to it sesame, sugar and cardamom powder, mix everything well.


  • Divide mixture into equal portions and shape them into balls to make 'ladoos'.

You can also add some chopped nuts to them to make them more nutritious and tasty.
These ladoos can be stored in an air tight jar for 10 -12 days.