Tilor Laru or Sesame Seeds Sweets

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Tilor Laru or Black Sesame Seeds Sweets are made of melted jaggery and roasted sesame seeds shaped into small balls. Sankranti or Uruka is a great time for feasting in both Bengali and Assamese communities, like in many other states across the country. Uruka is celebrated on the eve of Bhogali Bihu, one of the major Assamese festivals, where ‘bhog’ means feast. These are all harvest festivals and were traditionally celebrated because the granaries are full at the end of the harvesting period. A variety of sweet and savory delicacies are prepared during this time, along with playing games and music, building cottages made of hay, dancing, making a bonfire, fishing and so on.

This is the basic recipe for tilor laru or laddoos made with black til or sesame seeds. You can use white or brown sesame too but I prefer this one for a richer taste. Happy Uruka and Makar Sankranti!

Ingredients:
1.5 cup sesame seeds
1 cup gur or jaggery
2 tbsp water

Method:
1. Melt jaggery with a little water in a saucepan on low heat, stirring occasionally.

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2. Meanwhile, lightly roast sesame seeds till they start to splutter and release an aroma.

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3. Cool them for a few minutes and grind into a coarse powder in the mixie.

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4. Mix melted jaggery with the ground sesame on a plate and make small, tight balls. Dip your fingers into some water to help make the balls.

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5. Eat immediately or let it harden for a few minutes.

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Tilor Laru or Sesame Seeds Sweets
 
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Tilor Laru or Black Sesame Seeds Sweets are made of melted jaggery and roasted sesame seeds shaped into small balls.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 24 balls
Ingredients
  • 1.5 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 cup gur or jaggery
  • 2 tbsp water
Method
  1. Melt jaggery with a little water in a saucepan on low heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, lightly roast sesame seeds till they start to splutter and release an aroma. Cool them for a few minutes and grind into a coarse powder.
  3. Mix melted jaggery with the ground sesame on a plate and make small, tight balls. Dip your fingers into some water to help make the balls.
  4. Eat immediately or let it harden for a few minutes.
 

 

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Author: Meghalee Das (118 Posts)

Meghalee Das is a former journalist, who occasionally writes as a freelancer. She loves traveling, camping, hiking, kayaking, gardening and of course, cooking. Currently she is doing her MBA from Texas State University and updates her blog whenever she gets the time!


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