Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Gingly/Sesame Seeds Laddus

Gingluy seeds/Thill/Ellu/Sesame seeds laddu/unde is one of the unde normally prepared during Gokulashtami. (Shree Krishna Janmashtami).
Sesame seeds laddus are easy to prepare and it is healthy sweet dish. During winter and rainy season our skin gets dried or brittle because of less moisture. So nature's friendly sesame seeds provide the oil that body needs. People in olden days have practiced healthy food habit that fit according to the nature and ate them according to the seasons, days, months etc.
As I said earlier these Sesame seeds laddu is easy to prepare and it can be eaten at any time of the day. It is also one good food which you can pack it for your kid's snack box. People who travel also can take these laddus to munch on their travel.
Lets see the recipe now.

Ingredients :

Til Seeds : 1 cup ( cleaned )
Jaggery : 1/2 cup
Coconut/copra : 1 cup (grated )
Cardamom : 5 to 6 seeds ( Powder it )
Ghee : 1 Tea spoon
Water : 2 Table spoon
Ground nuts : 1 Cup + 2 Tablespoons

Method : 

1. Roast sesame seeds till they pop up. Keep it aside.
2. Dry roast ground nuts and remove the husk and keep it aside.
3. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
4. Keep a pan on the pan and add water and jaggery. Let the jaggery melt nicely.
5. Let it boil for a minute. Now remove the jaggery liquid and filter /strain it with tea strainer. Keep the clean jaggery liquid aside.
6. Dry grind a cup of ground nuts, sesame seeds and coconut. Keep them aside.
7. Now keep the clean jaggery liquid on the fire and boil. Let it get a string consistency.
8. Add powdered ground nuts, sesame seeds, coconut and the remained roasted ground nuts as it is.
9. Mix it well and stir for a minute. Remove from the fire and put a tablespoon of ghee.
10 mix it nicely and prepare laddu. Laddus are ready to serve.

Note : 

Do not powder all the ground nuts roasted. Keep 2 to 3 tablespoons ground nuts as they are. (or divide them into two). Jaggery consistency should be proper. (little thicker than one string). Adding more coconut or sesame seeds are optional.You can use dry coconut/copra instead of fresh coconut. If you are using fresh coconut just dry roast them till they turn brown. (Do not burn).

Time : 30 minutes
20 to 25 Laddus can be prepared.(Small size).

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