Sesame seeds/Til (Hindi )Ellu (Tamil),though it
looks tiny,it has a rich source of nutrients,fibre
protein needed for the human body .
It is extensively used in,Middle Eastern dishes.
Sesame oil,is extracted from this humble seed.
Asians,also use this seed in the making of
savouries and sweets.There are countless
recipes with this seed,and this recipe that I’m
going to share now,can be seen or bought from
any store in India.
Earlier,I thought this chikki needed expert
hands to make it.After trying this,and peanut
chikki which is my favourite,I learnt it’s just so
easy to make . Henceforth, peanut brittle,and
sesame brittle will be homemade 😀.
Peanut brittle/ chikki is the same recipe .The
only difference,is that peanuts have to roasted
Another useful and important tip is that,you
should never add the peanuts or sesame seeds,
to the syrup with the flame on.
Once the consistency ,of the syrup is right ,
switch off the flame and then toss in the nuts.
Will be posting peanut chikki soon.
To today’s recipe
1 cup sesame seeds
1 cup jaggery pieces
1/4 cup water
1 tsp liquid glucose ( optional)
1/2 tsp ghee
1/2 tsp cardamon powder
a pinch of nutmeg powder
• Melt the jaggery in 1/2 cup water with glucose,
and 1/2 tsp ghee,till it reaches a thick bubbling
syrup .Add spice powders.
•Add a drop in a little water.If it crystallises
and you are able to shape it in between your
fingers,remove from fire.
•Add the sesame seeds and mix well.
•Transfer to a greased board/ parchment paper.
•Flatten it with a greased rolling pin .
•Cut into shapes,when lightly cool .
• Allow to cool completely,and remove pieces.
Tip to compulsorily follow : Keep mixing the
jaggery syrup while cooking ,as it may get