Close up of til ladoo served on a white plate.

Til ladoo recipe with step by step photos and video.  Til ladoo/sesame seeds ladoo is a sweet made during Makar Sankranti festival. It is made with til (sesame seeds) and gud (Jaggery).

About Makar Sankranti festival

Makar Sankranti is celebrated every year in the month of January. It is celebrated on 14th of January but sometimes celebrated on 13th or 15th of January (set by the solar cycle of the Hindu lunisolar calendar).

It is celebrated in almost all the parts of India with different names as Maghi, Lohri, Pedda Pandaga, Magh Bihu & Thai Pongal.

Makar Sankranti marks the transition of the Sun into the zodiac sign of Makar Rashi (Capricorn). It is a harvest festival and also marks the arrival of Spring in India. Til ladoo is prepared and distributed during this festival.

Til Ladoo | How to make til gud ke ladoo | Sesame seeds ladoo recipe

Healthy, tasty & easy to make til ladoo recipe.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 -10 ladoos
Calories 164kcal
Author Preeti Nayak

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Jaggery Gud
  • 1/4 Cup Peanut Moongphali
  • 1 Cup Sesame seeds Til
  • 1 tsp Ghee/Clarified butter

Instructions

Preparations to be done for making til ladoo recipe

  • Heat a pan on low flame & add peanuts.
  • Roast it till black spots start to appear.
  • Remove it on a plate. Let it cool down completely. Remove the skin and split it.
  • Add sesame seeds and dry roast it on a low flame.
  • Sesame seeds will start to pop and change its color. Remove and keep it aside.

Making til gud ladoo

  • In a pan add ghee/clarified butter and jaggery.
  • Let the jaggery melt. Stir it continuously to avoid burning.
  • The foam will start to appear on the surface. Now take a bowl filled with water and add a few drops of jaggery in it. It should form a soft and stretchy ball. Switch off the flame.
  • Now add peanuts and sesame seeds/til.
  • Grease the plate with little ghee/clarified butter. Transfer the mixture to a plate.
  • With the help of a spoon divide the mixture into small portions.
  • Apply ghee/clarified butter on the palms. When the mixture is hot enough that you can bear the heat, start making the ladoos.
  • Store it in an airtight container. Stays good for 1 month at room temperature.

Video

Notes

  1. Start making the til ladoos when the mixture is hot. Once it cools down it will be difficult to roll the ladoos.
  2. Do not cook jaggery till hard ball stage or ladoos will become hard.
  3. You can add 1 tsp cardamom powder to the ladoos.

How to make Til ladoo with step by step photos:

Preparations to be done for making til ladoo

  1. Heat a pan on low flame & add peanuts.
  2. Roast it till black spots start to appear.
  3. Remove it on a plate. Let it cool down completely. Remove the skin and split it.
  4. Add sesame seeds and dry roast it on a low flame.
  5. Sesame seeds will start to pop and change its color. Remove and keep it aside.

roasting of sesame seeds and peanut to make til ladoo recipe

Making til gud ladoo 

  1. In a pan add ghee/clarified butter and jaggery.
  2. Let the jaggery melt. Stir it continuously to avoid burning.

Making the jaggery syrup to make til ladoo

3. The foam will start to appear on the surface. Now take a bowl filled with water and add a few drops of jaggery in it. It should form a soft and stretchy ball. Switch off the flame.

Cook jaggery syrup to soft ball stage to make til gud ladoo recipe

4. Now add peanuts and sesame seeds/til.

Combine sesame seeds, peanut and jaggery syrup to make til ladoo recipe

5. Grease the plate with little ghee/clarified butter. Transfer the mixture to a plate.
6. With the help of a spoon divide the mixture into small portions.
7. Apply ghee/clarified butter on the palms. When the mixture is hot enough that you can bear the heat, start making the ladoos.

rolling the sesame seeds and jaggery mixture to small balls for making til ladoo

8. Store it in an airtight container. Stays good for 1 month at room temperature.

Tips to make perfect til ladoo:

  1. Roast peanuts on low flame. It will make peanuts crispy.
  2. Also, roast sesame seeds on low flame till it starts to pop and change the color. Do not over roast it or it will spoil the taste of ladoo.
  3. Start making the til ladoos when the mixture is hot because once it cools down it will be difficult to roll the ladoos.
  4. Do not cook jaggery till hard ball stage or ladoos will become hard.
  5. You can add cardamom powder to the ladoos.
  6. The mixture is hot and spreading it on a plate and dividing it into small portions will cool down it a little bit and it becomes easy to make ladoos.
  7. You can also apply little water on the palms and then roll the ladoos.

Please leave your valuable suggestions, feedback or any query related to the recipe in the comment box. If you make this recipe in any other way, do share your tips and suggestions to make it better. Till then enjoy your day………Happy Cooking 🙂

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