Thursday, 12 January 2012

Tal Papdi or Til Papdi ~ Sesame Seeds and Jeggary fudge


Most Hindu festivals spread out during the year, according to the Hindu calender. For e.g. Diwali never comes on the same date. Where as in the christian calender most festivals arrive on fixed dates e.g. Christmas always comes on 25th December...here I am writing about a particular festival which remains constant on a fixed date of the Hindu calender.  It's Makar Sankranti...If you are not familiar with this festival day please read here also known as Uttarayan in Gujarat. While the traditional Indian Calendar is based on lunar positions, Makar Sankranti is a solar event.Comes on a 14th January.



Makar Sankranti is a major harvest festival celebrated in various parts of India. The festival includes sweets made of rice, jeggary, green gram and sesame. While I was in India I used to eagerly wait for this day, because I love Tal papadi...and now my kids love it too..although here in UK we don't celebrate as much as people do in India, but I do make this dish...every year and that reminds of my  time in India. Plz check out my few other dishes for Makar Sankranti here and here .

You will need :-
  • 1 cup Sesame Seeds
  • 1 cup grated jeggary
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • pinch of Cardamom powder
Method:-
Roast the sesame seeds on a low heat. Leave it a side to cool. Take half of the seeds and crush coarse them in blender. In a heavy bottom pan heat ghee and add jeggary. Keep stirring the mixture until jeggary is completely melted. keep low heat and cook little more for about 2-3 minutes. Now add cardamom powder and all the seeds. Mix very well. Take from the heat and spread evenly on a greased tray. Cut into a diamond or square shape while its warm. Enjoy !

6 comments:

  1. Just y'day I asked my mom how to make til laddu & til papdi for sankranti, and she said it's complicated I rather buy from store!
    Your procedure sounds simple, though :)

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  2. Wow thats a super delicious and wonderful looking fudge..

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  3. wish you happy makara sankaranthi mam .. hav a wonderful day .. and this dish is awesome ..thanks for sharing

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  4. nice til papdi dear!!mine is still in draft :)

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  5. Happy Makara sankaranthi wishes Jag, tal papdi looks absolutely stunning and marvellous..

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