Sesame Seeds Barfi – Maharashtrian Tilgul Vadi Recipe
Tilgul Vadi is a light snack perfect for winter months. Made with seasme seeds and jaggery, Tilgul Vadi is exchanged commonly during the 'Sankrant' festival or the harvest festival of Maharashtra, with greetings that say "tilgul ghya god bola". That means, "Have this sweet tilgul and talk sweet to me". It can be made in two different ways - crispy or soft. The recipe that's shared here is the soft variety. Enjoy!
- Jaggery (gud) - 3/4 cup
- Sesame seeds - 3/4 cup
- Roasted and powdered peanuts - 1/4 cup
- Clarified butter (Ghee) - 1 tsp + little to grease the rolling board and pin
- Milk - 1-2 tsp
- Cardamom powder - As per liking
- Dry coconut - 1/2 tbsp grated
- Roast the sesame seeds till they are golden brown in color.
- Grind approximately half of them to a coarse powder, and keep aside.
- Grease the rolling board and rolling pin with little ghee.
- In a pan, take jaggery and put it on a low flame to melt.
- Once the jaggery is completely melted and appears to be frothing, turn off the heat.
- Add the sesame seeds powder, roasted sesame seeds, roasted peanut powder, ghee (clarified butter), milk, and cardamom powder.
- Mix well to form a lump.
- Transfer to the rolling board and roll to a circle about 1/2 cm thick.
- Spread the 1 grated dry coconut and roll once more, so that the coconut gets embedded in it.
- Cut into squares, after it cools down a little.