Til Ke Ladoo is one of the popular sweet dishes prepared during Baisakhi (Makar Sankranti).
2 cups cleaned white sesame
2 cups grated jaggery
1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
1 1/2 teaspoon powder of cardamoms
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg powder
1 1/2 cups maida (refined flour)
oil as required.
Method : Rub in 1 1/2 tablespoons oil and a pinch of salt to the flour and knead into a soft dough.
Cover it with a wet cloth.
Heat sesame on low fire, stirring continuously so that they do not splutter and fall out of the pan. When cooled, pound them.
Add the greated jaggery and pound once more to make the mixture even and smooth.
Mix powders of Cardamoms, Sonth and nutmeg.
Shape small balls from the ready dough.
Place one ball in the left hand palm and make an indentation in the middle.
Put in this hollow a lump from the mixture.
Pull up the sides, gather at the top and press down.
Smear a wooden board with oil, place the stuffed ball on it and roll out into as thin a round as possible.
Using enough oil fry it on griddle to deep golden colour till it is crisp.