A popular Makarsankranti delicacy coming all the way from Maharashtra is Tilgul. These round laddoos are made with til and gur, which is why they are called 'Tilgul'. Tilgul is basically another name for Til Laddoos which are widely eaten in Northern states during winter months. Til or sesame seeds provide warmth during winters and when combined with jaggery, the combination is super tasty and healthy. You only need three ingredients to make these scrumptious laddoos and savour them along with your family. These laddoos have a long shelf-life and can easily last for days in an airtight container. So, this Makarsankranti, make sure you try this easy recipe at least once and enjoy the festive season.
1 cup sesame seeds
3/4 cup jaggery
1/4 teaspoon green cardamom
2 teaspoon ghee
How to make Tilgul
Take a heavy-bottomed pan and dry roast sesame seeds. Roast till the colour changes and becomes aromatic.
Add ghee in another pan, along with jaggery. Let it melt completely.
Once jaggery starts to boil, reduce the flame and add sesame seeds. Give a good mix and remove from flame.
Take out the mixture in a bowl and let it cool down a bit.
Grease your palms and make small laddoos, while the mixture is still warm. Store Tilguls in a airtight container.