Saturday, 11 January 2020

TAL PAPDI OR TIL CHIKKI | SESAME BRITTLE {STEP-BY-STEP RECIPE}

Tal Papdi or Til Chikki is easy and made with only 3 ingredients. These sesame brittle are made from scratch in 30 minutes. The ingredients you'll require are sesame seeds, jaggery, and ghee. In the Hindi language, this crispy and irresistible sweet sesame treats are called Til Ki Chikki.  

This authentic and popular treat is a must-try on winter festivals like Makarsankranti and Lohri.

Til papdi or Sesame Brittle, a winter special traditional Indian sweet that crispy outside but melt in the mouth inside, prepared with only 3 ingredients - Sesame, Jaggery and ghee!



As soon as the new year begins, my mind starts thinking about the Indian festival Makarsankranti, which comes in January and I dream up having Til Gul, Surti Papdi Undhiyu, and Rose, Pistachio, Coconut Til Gajak.



Til papdi or Sesame Brittle, a winter special traditional Indian sweet that crispy outside but melt in the mouth inside, prepared with only 3 ingredients - Sesame, Jaggery and ghee!


TIL CHIKKI WITH JAGGERY


Til or Tal Papdi is a crunchy sweet snack made with sesame seeds and jaggery or sugar. This satisfying sweet treat is considered to be healthy and nutritious if consumed during winter months.

It is easy and quick to make.  It has a unique taste and can be stored for months due to its extended extra shelf life.

Tal Sankri, Til Chikki or Til Patti whatever you may want to call it, this scrumptious and moreish sweet is sure to win your hearts as soon as you'll have the first bite of it. 

MAKAR SANKRANTI 


Most Hindu festivals spread out during the year, according to the Hindu calendar. For e.g. Diwali never comes on the same date. 

Whereas in the Christian calendar 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 calendar.  

It's Makar Sankranti, not familiar with this festival? 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 that comes on 14th January.


SESAME SEEDS AND JAGGERY IN WINTER


Although sesame brittle consumed by Indians throughout the year, more importance is given to this delightful specialty during the Indian festival like Makarsankranti and Lohri, they both go hand in hand. 

As soon as the Makarsankranti knocks on the door, shops stacked with traditional sweets like Tal Ni Papdi, Til Gajak, Kachariyu,  Singdana/Peanut Chikki and many more delicacies, also households wafts in the aroma of homemade treats, a variety of these delicacies.  

Nowadays one can order til chikki online too. 

Common ingredients like Sesame seeds and Jaggery eaten during these festivals is considered auspicious, besides the religious association and delectable taste sesame and jaggery both have immense health benefits. It's a potent and healthy mix for harsh winter. 


INGREDIENTS FOR SESAME CHIKKI


Making a Til papdi is a child's play, well literally not, but easy enough to pull off by anyone. 

1. Sesame is the main ingredient you will need this, white or brown.

2. Jaggery is an essential ingredient of this recipe.

3.Ghee or unsalted butter. Vegans can totally avoid the ghee and use coconut oil.


HOW TO MAKE QUICK TIL PAPDI





1.Clean and dry roast the sesame seeds on a low to medium heat in a heavy bottom pan until it starts talking to you ( makes a little pop sound )

2. Turn off the heat, if you wish to grind it a little or keep it whole. 

3. In the same pan heat ghee and jaggery and make a thick syrup. 

4. Taste the syrup by dropping a few drops of syrup into the cold water, if drops sets straightaway that means the syrup is ready.

5. Add roasted sesame seeds and combine everything.

6. Transfer mixture onto butter paper and with the help of butter paper bring the mixture together.

7. Now with all the speed start rolling the mixture as thin as possible, about 1/2"


8. Once you are happy ( well, you should be ) with the thickness of the papdi ( try not to let it go cold ) quickly cut ( Kai Po Che ) the til papdi in the desired shape.


9. They will cool in a few minutes, store them in an airtight container or arrange in a pretty gift box and give it as a gift.


Enjoy!


Til papdi or Sesame Brittle, a winter special traditional Indian sweet that crispy outside but melt in the mouth inside, prepared with only 3 ingredients - Sesame, Jaggery and ghee!


More Makar Sankranti Recipes

If you like my Tal Papdi or Sesame Chikki recipe, you will like my other Makar Sankranti recipes too.

Mixed dry fruit and nuts Puran Poli
Gajar Halwa
Mamra Ladoo

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Yield: 20-22 pieces

Til Papadi / Brittle

Til papdi or Sesame Brittle, a winter special traditional Indian sweet that crispy outside but melt in the mouth inside, prepared with only 3 ingredients - Sesame, Jaggery and ghee!
prep time: 5 minscook time: 25 minstotal time: 30 mins

ingredients

1 cup raw sesame seeds
1 cup grated jaggery
1 tsp. ghee or unsalted butter

instructions

Clean and dry roast the sesame seeds on a low to medium heat in a heavy bottom pan until it starts talking to you ( makes a little pop sound )
Turn off the heat, if you wish to grind the sesame do it at this stage or keep it whole. 
In the same pan heat ghee and jaggery and make a thick syrup.
Add roasted sesame seeds and combine everything.
Transfer mixture onto butter paper and with help of butter paper bring the mixture together, fast use your muscles. 
Now with all the speed start rolling the mixture as thin as possible, about 1/2"
Once you are happy ( well, you should be ) with the thickness of the papdi ( try not to let it go cold ) quickly cut ( Kai Po Che ) the til papdi in the desired shape.
They will cool in few minutes, store them in an airtight container or arrange in a pretty gift box and give it as a gift.
Enjoy !

NOTES:

IF YOU DON'T WANT to ROLL THE MIXTURE? IT'S TOTALLY FINE, JUST TRANSFER THE MIXTURE ONTO THE GREASED TRAY OR THALI AND SPREAD IT EVENLY. LET IT COOL A LITTLE THEN CUT INTO ANY SHAPE.
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Note:- This post was originally posted in January 2012 but I have updated the post since with newer photos and content.



7 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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  6. Tal papdi looks so mouthwatering . My mom makes it so wonderful , so thin and perfect. Yours looks amazing . Perfect healthy snack for this season ...

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