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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Til-Gul ( Sesame- Jaggery) Vadi

Til-Gul ( Sesame- Jaggery) Vadi for Sankranti
"Tilgul ghya ani goad goad bola"....Happy Sankranti to all of you!!!
This is a special sweet made for Sankranti and the recipe is of course my mums.Ingredients:1 cup sesame seeds, 1 cup dry coconut, 1 cup jaggery, Green cardamom powder – ¼ tsp,
Nutmeg powder – ¼ tsp, ghee 1tsp.

1. Roast the sesame seeds until golden brown.
2. Grind the sesame seeds to a coarse powder.
3. Heat the ghee and add jaggery with couple of tbsp of water until you get a thick syrup.
4. Grease (spread powdered sugar + powdered sesame+ grated coconut) a shallow plate to set the vadi in. 5. Mix in the coarsely ground sesame seeds into the syrup. Add cardamom powder and nutmeg powder and mix thoroughly. 6. Spread mixture evenly onto the plate and garnish it with dry coconut. 7. Cut diamond shapes before it cools down. 8. Allow it to cool and set and enjoy.

Note: The way this turns out depends a lot on what kind of jaggery you use. If you use less sticky one, it comes out better. Also, make sure your syrup is really thick before you add in the mixture otherwise it will stay moist and not harden enough.