Tilwa or Til Ladoo (Sesame Seeds Balls)

Shweta Singh
by Shweta Singh
20 Ladoos
40 min

Til Ladoo or Sesame Seeds balls is something my family and me love to eat all year round. In India it is usually made in January, the month in which we celebrate Makar Sankranti. It is delicious, healthy and requires simple ingredients.

Sesame seeds are rich in protein , vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They are good source of fibres and rich in B vitamins. These Ladoos are perfect way to include these seeds in your diet.

For this recipe you just need four ingredients- Hulled Sesame seeds, Coconut Sugar ( You can use jaggery instead), melted Organic Ghee and green cardamom powder

Tilwa or Til Ladoo (Sesame Seeds Balls)
Recipe details
  • 20  Ladoos
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 40 min
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  • 🌱2 cups Hulled Sesame seeds
  • 🌱1 1/2 cup Coconut Sugar ( You can use jaggery instead)
  • 🌱 3-4 tbs melted Organic Ghee
  • 🌱 1 tsp green cardamom powder

🌱Roast sesame seeds in a pan. Transfer in a plate once they start making crackling sound and leaving oil.
🌱Transfer 3/4 of the sesame seeds in a blender and grind.
🌱Blend coconut sugar/jaggery separately.
🌱In a large bowl, add powdered sesame seeds and remaining whole sesame seeds.
🌱Add coconut sugar, ghee and cardamom powder and mix well.
🌱Clean your hands with water and pat dry. Wet you palm, take a small amount of mixture in your hand and shape them into a ball.
🌱Tada 🎉 Your Ladoo is ready
  • 🍃If the mixture is too dry and ball is not coming together, add just one tbs water.
  • 🍃Make sure your palm is clean while making balls, or the mixture will start sticking on your palm making it difficult to shape the balls.
  • 🍃Every time your palm gets sticky clean it with water.