{ Til ki Patti/ sesame candy – In India sesame is called Til }

Wishing you all a happy Lohri..Hope you all had a good one.

Lohri is one of the special and a famous harvesting festival in India. This festival comes at the end of winters and start of harvesting season. It has many names and celebrated with different customs depending on which part of India it is being celebrated. It is called Lohri in Punjab, Sakrat in Rajasthan , Pongal in South India and so on. The harvesting festival has many other special foods to serve.This festival is treated as an auspicious day, many people celebrate this as their 1st Lohri of their wedding, 1st Lohri of new born baby, this day turns out as a get together, good food, good company and people like to celebrate it with close family and friends. For example, today is Lohri and one of my cousin who recently got married and is celebrating his 1st Lohri with his lovely wife and close family and friends. This is a big day for them.

Fire plays a vital role while celebrating Lohri, people take turns and go around the fire ( kind of bonfire), they offer food to the fire ( throw it in bonfire) –ie- popcorns, any sweet food made of sesame etc , sing and ask for blessings. Fire is known as Agni, the fire God.

Sakrat – People like to donate , share food ,share happiness. Overall it’s a festival of joy and happiness no matter it has different names and celebrated with different customs.

I have chosen one of the ingredient which they like to harvest during this festive day, its called Sesame. I have decided to make Till ki patti that I would like to call as Sesame candy. This is pretty easy , quick to make. One can add many other ingredients and cut into your favorite shapes.

 

 

Here is the recipe πŸ™‚

Til ki Patti / Sesame Candy
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
It's a bite size.
Course: Sweets
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 10 -12
Author: Splashofflavours
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup grated jaggery
  • 1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 pinches Cardamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ghee - clarified butter / alternative is oil no olive oil
  • few drops Ghee - spreading on rolling pin/board
Instructions
  1. Toast the sesame seeds, when start spluttering and changes into light brown.Remove it from the stove and keep it aside in a bowl.
  2. Grate the jaggery.
  3. Add ghee in a pan, jaggery, keep stirring it,when start caramelizing, no lumps,add the toasted sesame and cardamon.
  4. In advance make the rolling pin and rolling board( could be baking tray, kitchen platform,chopping board etc) ready by spreading some ghee on it.
  5. Put the mixture on the board and start rolling it, making it thin and round.
  6. Cut it into desired shape and pieces.
  7. Serve
Recipe Notes

Cut it when it's warm, it cools down very quick and difficult to cut.
Sugar can be used instead of Jaggery if you prefer.
With Jaggery, color is more darker.