Wednesday, January 13, 2010

TilGul (Sesame seeds Jaggery sweet)

Tomorrow i.e. 14th January is an auspicious day of Makar Sankranti and Pongal festival. Sankranti is a day when Sun makes a transition to Capricorn (Makar) sign. Days will start getting longer and warmer now.  This day marks as a beginning of auspicious time in Hindu culture. This is a major harvest festival in India.

Wishing all of you a very Happy Sankranti and Pongal!! 
But my Sankranti wishes are incomplete without Tilgul. Tilgul is a sweet prepared from Sesame seeds and Jaggery. This is a day when tilgul is exchanged among friends saying "Tilgul ghya ani god god bola". Literally this  means "Take tilgul and speak sweet". True meaning behind this saying is to forget all the resentment we may have and being sweet with everybody. This is a day to strengthen the bond of friendship.

So all my dear friends, very warm wishes to all of you on Sankranti! Let our friendship become stronger and sweeter always!! Tilgul ghya ani god god bola!!!




Ingredients:
1 cup white sesame seeds
1 cup grated jaggery
1/4 cup groundnuts powder
3 tbsp shredded dry coconut
1 tbsp ghee

Method:
  1. Dry roast sesame seeds on medium heat till they turn golden in color.
  2. Grind sesame seeds to coarse powder.
  3. Grease plate with ghee and keep aside.
  4. In deep kadhai add jaggery, 2 tbsp water and 1 tbsp ghee.
  5. Heat it on low-medium flame till jaggery melts. Keep stirring continuously.
  6. When jaggery melts completely lower the heat to minimum. Add sesame seeds and groundnut powder immediately.
  7. Mix this properly till nice lump is formed. As soon as lump is formed switch off the heat.
  8. Put this lump on plate which we have greased earlier. Apply ghee to your palms and pat this lump to flatten it evenly. We need to do this when mixture is hot so take care of your hands by applying ghee nicely. Or you can use flat surface of katori to pat.
  9. Once you flattened the mixture, spread shredded coconut on surface immediately. This way as the surface is hot, coconut sticks to it.
  10. Immediately, mark out the pieces in square shape with knife. Take out pieces when they cool down completely.
Enjoy this sweet tilgul and make your Sankranti festival sweeter.

This is my entry to Priya's Cooking with seeds-Sesame seeds event.


Preparation time: 30 minutes

29 comments:

kitchen queen said...

the jaggery sweet looks crunchy and yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Faiza Ali said...

new to me...looks so crunchy dear. And wish you happy pongal

AshKuku said...

WOW!!!!!! My hubby was looking around for some til made sweet, but in vain..... Now I see this prep of yours..... Uniquely done.... Too Good!!!! Wish You & your Family A Very Happy Sankranti...

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Priya Narasimhan said...

happy sankranti to you too renuka..nice sweet recipe..just today one of my colleagues from Mumbai was remembering this saying in Marathi.. :-)

s said...

very nice..looks familiar too..
Happy Pongal..

Gulmohar said...

Love this sweet..Happy Pongal !!!

meeso said...

I never had this but it looks tasty :)

Sushma Mallya said...

Happy pongal renuka,this sweet is just so perfect for this occasion,looks too good & tempting...and crunchy as well...surely will try this one..

Dipti said...

Awesome!!..it hardly took me 20 minutes..and they really turned out to be nice and cripsy!!..keep goin..

Ramya Manja said...

Wow!!!This one is really new to me...I must give it a try...I am sure Chethan will go crazy over this...

Njoy Blogging n Keep Rocking....

Wish u a very Happy Sankranthi....

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

M so glad u all liked this sweet!! Very warm wishes of Sankranti and Pongal to all of you!! Thanks alot!

Divya Vikram said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. You have great recipes here. Added you to my blogroll!

prasu said...

wow...........totally new dish to me dear, but these look delicious, they are yummy yummmm.

Rachana Kothari said...

Hey Renuka,
Wish you a very Happy Sakranthi and Pongal. You have a great place here...and this sweet looks delicious :)
Cheers and Do visit,
Rachana
rachanakothari.blogspot.com

kothiyavunu said...

Wow very tempeting...nice recipe...first time here..U have cute space filled with yummy recipe..Keep rocking!!love to follow u.:)
wish u a happy sankranthi and pongal!!

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Thanks alot Divya , Prasu, Rachana and Sangeetha!!

Malar Gandhi said...

Happy Pongal, dear.

I practically lived upon til burfi during school days...this is so good:)

Nostalgia said...

Crunchy munchy snack and thank you for sharing. Happy Sankranti to you

Ambika said...

Hi Renuka, thanks for dropping by!! You have a lovely space here, following you now on :) The TilGul's look nice, we make it in a similar way, but like a ladoo..

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Thanks for wishes Malar, Sunitha and Ambika!!

Preety said...

happy makarsankrati to you too..my mom use to make this but i never tried to make it but i think i should make from next time and now i have your recipe too..

Padhu said...

Wow Looks yummy! But I use only sesame seeds, yours is a little different .You can send this to the sesame seed event going on in Priya's blog
http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

Priya said...

Thanks for sending this beautiful sweet Renuka..looks fantastic..

Jagruti said...

Oh hi

I am first time here...you've really nice blog and mouthwatering recipes...:))

cheers and visit if you can

http://joyofcooking247.blogspot.com

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Thanks alot Padhu, Preety, Priya n Jagruti for wonderful comments.

Sharmilee! :) said...

This is my fav sweet, we usually round them into balls! these squares remind of a fudge :) looks yum!

Deepa G Joshi said...

wow..these are cool and a simple recipe..will try soon.

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Thanks Sharmilee and Deepa for lovely comments!! Do try and let me know!

paid critique said...

thanks for the recipe!

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