Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Til Ladoo or Til Gun Ladoo or Sesame Ladoo


Til Ladoo or Til Gun Ladoo or Sesame Ladoo is a traditional sweet made during Makar Sankranti. This sweet is made with two main ingredients like sesame seeds and jaggery.

Til Ladoo or Sesame Ladoo

Makar Sankranti is a harvest festival known by different names such as Pongal, Lohri, Bihu, Maghi and many other names. It is celebrated at the end of winters.

Some of the common food items eaten on Makar Sankranti are Til Gun ladoos, Puran Poli, Khichdi, Moongphali, Gajak, Gajar ka Halwa, and many others.

Here I’m making Til Gun Ladoo, which is a fuss free sweet, its a super delicious recipe so do give it a try! The best part of this recipe is that it is totally vegan, gluten-free and super healthy. It can be made in less than 20 minutes.

This traditional sweet delicacy is made with two main ingredients like sesame seeds and jaggery. You can also use nuts like walnuts, almonds and peanuts. I’m using peanuts in these ladoos. I’m also using desiccated coconut as it helps in binding the ladoo and helps to store the ladoo for a longer time.

Do try this recipe, I'd love to hear how it turns out for you?

Til Ladoo or Sesame Ladoo

How to make Til Gun Ladoo or Sesame Ladoo

Serves : 3-4 People
Preparation Time : 5 minutes
Cooking Time : 20 minutes
Author : The Food Root


3 cups sesame seeds
1 cup organic jaggery, crushed
1/2 cup desiccated coconut (optional)
3/4 cup of nuts (optional)
like walnuts, almonds or peanuts. I’m using peanuts here.


1. Roast white sesame seeds in a pan on medium heat for 4-5 minutes. Keep stirring so that it doesn’t burn. Transfer it to a plate. I have kept aside half cup of roasted sesame seeds in a bowl so that we can roll the ladoo in the last.

2. In the same pan, roast peanuts for at least 3 minutes on medium flame than peel off the skin. Than, roughly chop it and transfer it to the same plate.

3. Next, add desiccated coconut in a pan and roast it for 2-3 minutes and transfer it to the same.

4. When all the three ingredients cool down, (sesame seeds, peanuts, and desiccated coconut) coarsely grind them in a food processor for a minute. Add crushed jaggery and grind it again for 30 seconds and transfer it to all of this in one plate.

5. Next, make ladoos with your hands to form a ball. Now roll the ladoo in the 1/2 cup of sesame seeds which you have kept aside to add the texture and you are good to go. Your Til Gun ladoo is ready to serve.


1. You can use any type of nuts like walnuts, almonds or peanuts. Though I used peanuts just make sure when you are using peanuts remember to peel off the skin.

2. If you are allergic to desiccated coconut or any nuts you can skip it. 

3. You can increase or decrease the jaggery as per your taste.


  1. Oh wow! I can't wait ot try these out. I've never heard of either of these before, but they look delicious!

  2. That sounds so good! I love that these are just sweet enough without being overpowering. I'll have to give this a try.

  3. These look incredible. I've been on a sesame kick lately.

  4. Very interesting! I will have to try.

  5. These look delicious! I'm wondering if they are similar to the sesame balls I've had at dim sum. I'm not familiar with jaggery but am eager to try it!

  6. These look delicious! I'll need to try some Til Ladoo someday! Thank you for sharing the recipe ♡

  7. I've never heard of these but they look and sound so delicious. would love to try them.

  8. I have never heard of either Til Ladoo or Til Gun Ladoo, but they look so good. I love that they're sweet but not overpoweringly so.

  9. That looks similar to a certain dish but I forgot the name. That is looking quite the delicious snack as well, I'd love to try this.

  10. This recipe looks absolutely FANTASTIC! I can’t wait to try recreating it myself at home.

  11. Wow! One of my favorite snack of all time. Thanks for sharing this to us and will definitely try this at home for the whole family.

  12. I am not familiar with jaggery, but these sound like a delicious snack or dessert. I do like sesame seeds and this seems like a tasty recipe.

  13. We have Til Ladoo called Buchi. I think it's somewhat similar. Not sure but it looks so same! I bet it's so tasty too!

  14. Oh wow these look yummy. Not heard of them before, but I like to try new and exciting foods x

  15. I love this recipe! this is what I always eat everytime I go to a chinese resto here. It's called buchi here! <3

  16. I love laddoos but my recipe is a bit different. I will try this too!

  17. I never had a ladoo before but looks so yummy! I need to try this recipe out someday.