Jan 14, 2015

Tilkut- Makar Sankranti Special

Tilkut is a sweet recipe which mostly popular in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand. It is made with two simple ingredients are white sesame seeds and powdered sugar known as bura in Hindi. For flavoring you can add almond powder and cardamom powder.

Traditionally Tilkuts made in two different flavors like white tilkut in which sesame seeds mix with white sugar powder, Gur tilkut is made with jaggery and sesame seeds. Tilkut is generally prepared in my family on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.

Sesame seeds are crunchy and nutty in flavor and available in two colors white and black but for this recipe we prefer only white.  Sesame seeds are important sources of phyto-nutrients such as omega-6 fatty acids, flavonoid phenolic anti-oxidants, vitamins, and dietary fiber with potential anti-cancer as well as health promoting properties.

Preparation time: 10 Minutes
Cooking time: 0 Minute
Servings: 4
Category: Sweet
Theme: Makar Sankranti

2 Cup White Sesame Seeds
1 Cup Sugar Powder/ Bura, as taste
For Flavoring
1/2 Cup Almond Powder, Optional
1 Tsp. Cardamom Powder

Dry roast the white sesame seeds in non-stick pan till to slightly color change. Keep aside to cool. In a Mixer, add sesame seeds and sugar powder together and grind it till to coarsely form.
Add cardamom powder and almond powder for flavoring, you can avoid almond powder if you not prefer. Serve or store tilkut in airtight jar for more than one week.

Tags: how to make tilkut at home, Makar Sankranti special, uttrayan special, festival recipe, simplytadka, sesame seeds recipes, til recipe, sweet recipes, Indian recipes, simple and easy recipe, instant recipe, cardamom recipe.

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  1. Perfect one for Maakar sankranti. Thank u for sharing.

  2. Yummilicous...makara sankarathi..sweet

  3. that's a lovely simple traditional recipe. Good idea if next year I don't want to roll ladoos :)

  4. happy makara sankranthi....
    thats such a great idea


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