Sweets

Jaggery and Sesame Seeds Laddu

Laddu is an Indian sweet dish made during festive seasons. These jaggery and til (sesame seed) laddus are extremely flavoursome and are sure to be loved by those who have a sweet tooth. They are very healthy too, and are good for diabetes too. Dry roasted sesame seeds are sweetened with jaggery to make delicious laddus. Unlike sugar, jaggery has a distinctive flavour, which complements the other ingredients beautifully. This is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet.

Sesame seeds are a very good source of the minerals copper and manganese. They are also a good source of magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorous, vitamin B1 and zinc. In addition, sesame seeds are a good source of both dietary fiber and monounsaturated fats. They help to prevent high blood pressure.

Jaggery is a rich source of iron. Indian Ayurvedic medicine considers jaggery to be a wholesome sugar beneficial to health. Ayurveda also considers jaggery to be beneficial in treating throat and lung infections.

Ingredients
1 cup sesame seeds (til)
1 cup grated jaggery (gur)
2 tbsp. grated coconut
1 tbsp milk , as required (for binding)

Method

  • Roast the sesame seeds til till they become light brown in colour.
  • Mix the roasted til and grated jaggery and grind in a mixer till soft.
  • Remove from the mixer and divide into 7-8 portions and make small balls of the mixture.
  • If required, add 1-2 tea spoons of milk while making the laddus for binding.

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