Til papdi is a popular sweet made during major festivals and special occasions in Maharashtra. Til papdi is mostly made and exchanged during winter festivals like Makar Sankranti, Lohri and Pongal in the southern part of India. It is made with til or sesame seeds, which is a common ingredient found in many other Indian sweets and snacks. Sesame seeds are tiny, oil-rich pods with a crunchy texture and nutty flavour. The seeds are a storehouse of nutrients and have a considerably warming nature. Sesame seeds have an innate ability to generate heat and energy in the body, making them the perfect food for chilly winters.
The hulled variety, which is of white colour, is used to prepare til papdi. If you like the more common til ke ladoo, you'll surely love this sweet as well. Watch the recipe video shared by food vlogger Vaishali Polke on her YouTube channel 'Being Marathi Recipes', and you'll be amazed to see how easy it is to make this dish. With just a handful of ingredients, you can make delicious til papdi in less than 30 minutes.
White sesame seeds are roasted and cooked in clarified butter (ghee) along with cardamom powder (elaichi) and jaggery (gur). The mixture is left to cool down for just 10 minutes and rolled out in a round shape to make til papdi. That's about it!
You can serve the til sweet as soon as it is made. This is the perfect recipe to pick when you have little time left to prepare a sweet for a get-together or a religious event or any special occasion. This season, when the cold wind sends shivers down your spine, just eat this warming til papdi and enjoy the weather to the fullest.
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