January 30, 2007

VCC 245 - Til-gool

Here is another very traditional Marathi sweet dish recipe kindly contributed by Deepa Joshi to the group cookbook project 'You Can Cook' for 'Feed a Hungry Child' campaign.

In Deepa's own words,

Endorsement statement: "When I learnt about FAHC campaign, I liked the idea very much. I am happy to submit this traditional and simple marathi receipe."

"This is a traditional marathi sweet dish which is prepared at the time of "makar sankranti". This can be prepared in various ways, some very simple, some quite complex. I got this very simple version from my mother. It took just 15-20 minutes to prepare and it turned out to be quite delicious."

Til-gool recipe
Preparation time - 20 min
Makes 15-20 laddoos or small shapes - around 2 per serving

2 cups sesame seed powder - (made from 200 g sesame seeds)
1 cup jaggery (unrefined cane sugar) - around 200 g
1 tsp ghee
1 tsp nutmeg powder
1 tbsp cardamom powder

Method: Roast the sesame seeds until they are brown. Set aside and let them cool. Grind into a coarse powder. Grate jaggery cubes or break them into fine pieces. Blend the sesame powder, grated jaggery, nutmeg powder and cardamom powder together in a blender. Add ghee and knead. If possible make various shapes using cookie shapes or just make round laddoos.

VCC: VCC Q4-2006: FAHC: FAHC-campaign