Kachariyu Makar Sankranti

No winter or Makar Sankranti is complete without winter warming sesame seeds fudge , ladoos or Mixed dry fruti and seeds brittles ( chikki ) in Gujarat.

Nutty, crunchy and delicate sesame seeds are the cheaper alternative to Almonds in India..When wealthy people prepare their winter warmers with expensive nuts, the less wealthy use sesame seeds in his or her diet and get almost same benefits..

Sesame seeds (til) are a very good source of manganese and copper, but they are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc and dietary fibre. It is extensively fed to new mothers as it helps the body heal itself and prevents back aid as well as aids lactation. In addition to these benefits, sesame seeds contain two unique substances: sesamin and sesamolin. Both substances have cholesterol-lowering effects in humans, and also prevent high blood pressure and increase vitamin E supplies. Sesamin has also been found to protect the liver from oxidative damage. ( text-ahmedabadmirror )

You will need:-
  • 1 cup cleaned sesame seeds ( white or black ) I used white
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup grated jaggery
  • 2 tbsp chopped almonds
  • 2 tbsp melon seeds ( Gujarati - Magajtari na biya )
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp dry ginger powder
  • 1 tbsp white poppy seeds ( Gujarati - KhusKhus )
Roast sesame seeds lightly for about 2-3 minutes in non stick pan.
Let it cool.
Place sesame seeds in a grinder and grind for few seconds.
Now add pitted dates and grind for few seconds.
Followed by grated jaggery,chopped almonds,melon seeds and white poppy seeds and grind one more time. The mixture has to be a coarse.
Add sesame oil and grind the mixture again for 3-4 seconds.
Transfer sesame mixture in another bowl, add ginger powder and mix well.
You can store straight away in air tight jar, or make small balls. Choice is yours.
Enjoy every morning by poping one in your mouth......:)

Note :- If you are using black sesame seeds, instead of adding poppy seeds in the mixture leave it for garnish. Or coat on kachariyu balls.


  1. Happy Makar Sankranti to you.

  2. Mmmm! these look so delicious.

  3. So healthy snack item...glad to vist r space

  4. Feel like gobbing some, my kind of sweet balls.

  5. My son kachariyu very much. Since we were in Vadodara, we used to buy it all the time in winters when it is available in all the shops there. Thanks for the recipe.

  6. Happy Makar Sankranti to you too .........Tempting ladoos :-)

  7. These look so tasty and scrumptious!! Love the fact that they have jaggery and are totally healthy!

  8. I have known only sesame brittles..but this looks and sounds great

  9. Looks delish and how nutritious!

  10. This is such a healthy laddoo.. fullnof calcium!!

  11. I simply love this ladoo... full of my fav nuts and ingredients.. plus healthy


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