TIL GUR KI CHIKKI
The festival of Makar Sankaranti is eagerly awaited all over India. It usually falls on January 14 and is associated with the start of the harvest season and the days get longer and the nights shorter. The people of different regions call this festival by different names but the significance is the same.
In the South, we make pongal, and in the West usually we make some goodies of sesame seeds (til) and groundnuts to celebrate the festival like ladoos, chikki etc. One among them is Til Gur Ki Chikki.
I came across this well-explained recipe Til Chikki by Tarlaji Dalal and have adapted the same from her popular website.
This recipe calls for the use of just three ingredients but it needs some skill to get it right the first time. It is advisable to use a special kind of jaggery ( Gur) to make these yummy sweets. It is important to use the right proportion of ingredients and get the timings right.
- White Til ( Sesame seeds), 3/4 cup
- Gur, (Jaggery), cut into pieces, 1/2 cup
- Ghee, 1 and 1/2 tsp
- Grease a large sized thali with a little ghee
- Grease a thick rolling pin