Til Chikki ( Healthy Sesame Crackers )
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As soon as Uttarayan (Kite Festival) is in the near corner, all the Gujarati ladies prepare Uttarayan or Makar Sankranti special - Til Chikki, which is a sweet brittle that staple in our homes during winters.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 18 - 20 pieces
  • 1 cup sesame seeds ( til )( roasted)
  • ¾ cup jaggery ( mashed and tightly packed )
  • 1 tsp ghee
Instructions ( 1 cup = 250 ml, 1 tbsp = 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml)
  1. Dry roast the sesame seeds ( til ).
  2. Grease the marble and rolling pin with oil.
  3. Heat ghee in a heavy bottom based Kadai or pan.
  4. Add jaggery.
  5. Cook on medium-high flame for 2 min or till jaggery becomes very light and fluffy.
  6. Cook on a slow flame for 1 - 2 min or till jaggery becomes dark brown in color. Continuously stir it.
  7. Add til. Turn off flame. Quickly mix well.
  8. Pour this mixture on greased marble.
  9. Allow it to cool for 40-50 sec only.
  10. Apply some water to your palm and finger.
  11. Tap the mixture with a hand to give a round shape.
  12. Quickly roll it into a thin and even surface.
  13. Immediately cut til chikki into the desired shape using a pizza cutter or knife. ( preferred size : 5cm x 5cm )
  14. Store til chikki into an airtight container and enjoy this crispy til chikki while kite flying.
Recipe by Zeel's Kitchen at https://www.zeelskitchen.com/recipe/til-chikki/