South Indian festival recipe for Ganesh chaturthi, Nag panchami
unde or black sesame seed laddoo recipe with a video and step by step written instructions below. Chigli unde is a Karnataka recipe. It is
a festival recipe generally made during the festival of Nagpanchami and
Very few ingredients are needed for this sesame seed laddoo. Main ingredient is black sesame seeds. Jaggery is the sweetener added.
seeds, known as Tila (Sankrit) Til (Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bangla),
raashi (Oriya), ellu or yellu (Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam) Nuvvulu
Sesame (Til) seeds are nutritious and black sesame seeds are
chigli unde - black sesame seed laddoo
unde is made as naivedya (an offering) to the deity. 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 or even longer without refrigeration.
to make chigli unde - Black sesame seed ladoo - Til laddoo
Main ingredients for chigli unde - Black sesame seed ladoo - Til laddoo
black sesame seed/til - jaggery - ghee
Ingredients for chigli unde
black sesame seeds - 100 gms
grated or crushed jaggary - 3/4 cup - More or
less according to taste
ghee (optional) - 1 tsp or as needed
seeds - from 1 or 2 pods
Step by step instructions for makingchigli unde - Til laddoo
Heat a pan and reduce temperature to medium.
Add the washed and dried til(sesame seeds). Roast till you get a aroma, which will take about 2-3 minutes. The
sesame seeds will start jumping when roasted so that is an indication.
Switch off the flame and continue stiring for a few seconds till the jumping of til seeds stops. Cool a little.
roasting black til - sesame seeds
Add to the mixer jar while still warm. Add the cardamom seeds and grind to powder.
grinding roasted black til - sesame seeds
Mix well with a spatula and add the grated jaggery and grind again.
Stop and mix
once in a while. The mixture will stick together as the grinding is
grinding roasted black sesame seeds and jaggery
Take out the sesame jaggery mixture onto a plate or in a bowl.
Make small lime sized balls while the mixture is still warm.
If the mixture seems too dry, and
you are not able to form a ball, add a little ghee to the mixture.
well and then you will be able to shape it to a ball. (see tip below)