Sunday, 10 January 2016

Til-Gul Wadi

Til-Gul Wadi (तिळगुळ वाडी) is a popular sweet that is offered to friends and family on the occasion of Makar Sankranta, a festival that marks the arrival of spring. Til-Gul Wadi is offered with a greeting of 'til-gul ghya, god bola', aiming at peace and harmony in the relationship, letting go of what's happened in the past. With a new agrarian cycle, the festival of Makar Sankranta blows new winds into relationships while strengthening their bonds.

Recipe for Til-Gul Wadi:


Sesame Seeds50 gms
Jaggery50 gms
Cardamom Powder1/8 tsp
Water1 tsp

How to make Til-Gul Wadi:

1.Roast the sesame seeds until they change colour and smell 'nutty'.

2.In a non-stick pan, melt the jaggery along with the water.
3.Once it has completely melted, add the cardamom powder and mix well.
4.Now, turn off the heat and mix the roasted sesame seeds into the jaggery mixture.
5.Once mixed,turn out the mixture onto a greased tray and pat it into a smooth slab.
6.Score the slab of mix while still warm and then, let it cool.
7.Once cooled, cut the wadis into pieces.You're done!

Store the wadis in a cool, dry place.

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