Chigli unde - Black sesame seed
laddoo recipe

South Indian festival recipe for Ganesh chaturthi, Nag panchami

Chigli unde or black sesame seed laddoo recipe is a south indian recipe. It is a festival recipe generally made during the festival of Nagpanchame and Ganesh Chaturthi.

Sesame seeds, known as Tila (Sankrit) Til (Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bangla), raashi (Oriya), ellu or yellu (Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam) Nuvvulu (Telugu). Sesame (Til) seeds are nutritious and black sesame seeds are still better.

Chigli unde is made as naivedya (an offering) to the gods.

It is a easy and recipe. It takes less than 10 minutes to make.

Chigali is yummy too. So can be made during winter months too as sesame seeds provide warmth to the body. Make it as a quick sweet / snack.

These sesame seed laddoos have a shelf life of 8-10 days without refrigeration.

How to make chigli unde - Black sesame seed ladoo - Til laddoo

Main ingredients for chigli unde - Black sesame seed ladoo - Til laddoo

Ingredients for chigli unde

  • black sesame seeds - 1 cup
  • grated or crushed jaggary - 3/4 cup - More or less according to taste
  • ghee (optional) - 1 tsp or as needed
  • Cardamom seeds - from 1 or 2 pods

Step by step instructions for making chigli unde - Til laddoo

Making chigli unde - Til laddoo

  1. Heat a pan and reduce temperature to medium.
  2. Add the washed and dried til(sesame seeds). Roast till you get a aroma, which will take about 2-3 minutes.
  3. The sesame seeds will start jumping when roasted so that is an indication.
  4. Switch off the flame and continue stiring for a few seconds till the jumping of til seeds stops. Cool a little.
  5. Add to the mixer jar while still warm.
  6. Add the cardamom seeds and grind a little.
  7. Stir well and add the grated jaggery and grind again.
  8. Stop and mix once in a while. The mixture will stick together as the grinding is done.
  9. Make small lime sized balls. If the mixture seems too dry, and you are not able to form a ball, add a little ghee to the mixture. mix well and then you will be able to shape it ito a ball. (see tip below)

 Tips and variations

Instead of ghee, a little milk can be used. In case you use milk, refrigerate if keeping for more than 2-3 day.

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