This is a famous sweet of Srilanka, called the
‘Thala ‘guli (in Sinhalese ). ‘Thala’means Sesame
or Til seeds.
These are sold in all the stores of SriLanka,
wrapped like a tiny bon-bon.Very addictive and
easy to make .
Just few ingredients to this healthy sweet.
The result depends on the jaggery you choose.
The jaggery should be soft and moist ( akin to
I made a slight change,and my kids said it
tasted better than the Srilankan gulis.I always
bring packets of these ,when I visit Srilanka!
Moving on to the recipe now…
250 gm white sesame seeds ( till seeds)
200 gm jaggery
100-150 gm desiccated coconut/fresh coconut
A pinch of dry ginger powder( optional)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cardamon powder ( optional )
•Crumble the jaggery with your hand first ,or
grate it .
•Take 2 tbsp from the crumbled jaggery,add 1
tsp water and make a sticky syrup ,and set
aside .( This step makes binding easier).
•If you are using fresh coconut,slightly dry
roast before adding .
•Put alternate layers in a mixie jar , and pulse
for 1-2 seconds.
•Transfer to a tray,add syrup,salt and the rest of
•Now..the authentic way of binding this is,in the
cylindrical shape .This can be done by pressing
down little quantities,into a tiny pvc pipe and
pushing it out .( This consumes time )
•I flattened the whole mixture onto a tray,and
cut into tiny bars.
•You could wrap these in butter paper if you
are making to give away to someone .