Til Gur Barfi ( sesame/ jaggery barfi )

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Makar Sankranti celebrations coincide with many harvest festivals across the country during the same time with unique regional variations.Lohri in Punjab, Pongal in Tamil Nadu and Bihu in Assam are all harvest festivals which mark the significant shift of season at this time of the year.

Til Gur Barfi
Makar Sankranti is celebrated at this time of the year.This is an auspicious festival.If Diwali is incomplete without Kaju katli, Makar Sankranti or Lohri celebrations are ever completed without it’s round of til/sesame and gur/jaggery delicacies in fact til and gur are much more than just festive ingredients as they have a strong cultural and religious significant link with Makar Sankranti celebrations
This month faces the severe cold in north India and til and jaggery keep the body warm.Both the ingredients have essential minerals too which are quite beneficial. These ingredients are iron-rich and increase the immunity.Til or sesame seeds contain oil which is healthy for skin nourishment.Khoya or mava is added in the preparation to make it soft and melt in mouth consistency
Preparation time – 20 minutes
Cooking time – 20 minutes
Servings – 15





 

 
INGREDIENTS –
 
White sesame/safed til – 1 cup or 100 gms + 1 tbsp for garnishing
Grated khoya/mava _ 1 cup or 100 gms
Jaggery/gur (grated) – 50 gms or 1/2 cup
Ghee 1 tbsp
Water _ 2 tbsp
Green cardamom powder – 2 tsp
A greased thali
METHOD -:
 
Dry roast sesame seeds until light golden brown and keep aside
Let them cool and grind  coarsely except 1 tbsp of them to keep aside for garnishing
Add ghee to a pan and heat it.Add grated khoya and roast until light golden brown
Add jaggery/gur and 2 tbsp water
Gur/gaggery will start melting and come to a syrup consistency.Don’t overcook it
Add dry roasted powdered til and cardamom powder. stir for 2 minutes or until mixture leaves ghee
Pour this into a greased thali and garnish with leftover til.
 Let it cool completely and cut into desired shape and size
now enjoy this festive treatthe method is step by step with images

METHOD -:
 
 
 
 
Dry roast sesame seeds till light golden brown and keep aside

Let them cool and grind  coarsly

Add ghee to a pan and heat it.Add grated khoya and roast until light golden brown
Add jaggery/gur and 2 tbsp water
Gur/gaggery will start melting and a syrup will prepare
Add dry roasted powdered til and cardamom powder. stir for 2 minutes or until mixture leaves ghee
Pour this into a greased thali and garnish with leftover til Let it cool completely

 

 

Cut in the desired shape and enjoy this festive treat

 

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