Til khoya ladoo or sesame seeds ladoo are full on with the flavors of sesame seeds. These are melt in the mouth til khoya ladoo. To make these delicious ladoos along with sesame seeds, khoya or mawa is used. A four-ingredient easy recipe.
Cuisine: north indian
Diet: gluten-free, vegetarian
Servings: 8medium sized ladoos
Author: Dassana Amit
½ cup unpolished white sesame seeds(safed til) or 80 grams
½ cup tightly packed grated khoyaor 80 grams mawa (evaporated milk solids)
⅓cup powdered sugaror 65 grams or add as required
1 to 2 tablespoons ghee or add as required
preparation to make til khoya ladoo
Grate 80 grams of khoya or mawa. You will need ½ cup tightly packed grated khoya. Keep aside.
Before you begin, take the sesame seeds in a plate or tray. Pick them if there are any small tiny stones.
roasting & grinding sesame seeds
Heat a thick bottomed kadai or pan. Keep the flame to low or medium. Add ½ cup unpolished white sesame seeds.
On a low flame or sim, stirring often roast the sesame seeds.
The sesame seeds should become crunchy. So do roast well. You will also hear their crackling and popping sound when being roasted.
Roast for 4 to 5 minutes on a low flame. Taste a few seeds and they should be crisp and crunchy.
Remove them in a plate or tray and let the seeds cool down at room temperature.
Then add them in a grinder jar or mixer. Run grinder or mixer for a few seconds and then stop. Check the consistency. Scrape the sides and add in the jar. You can also use the pulse option in your grinder.
Grind to a fine powder. A bit of oil releasing from the powder is also fine. But do not grind at a stretch or grind too much as then oil will be released and you will get sesame seed paste. In case this happens, then use this sesame seeds paste to make tahini, which is very easy. To make tahini add some olive oil and salt in it and grind for some seconds.
Again heat the same kadai or pan. Keep the flame to a low and add ½ cup tightly packed grated khoya.
Stirring continuously roast for 1 to 2 minutes.
The khoya will become crumbly and lumpy.
making til khoya ladoo
Switch off the flame and then add the ground sesame seeds powder in the kadai.
Keep the kadai down and then add ⅓ cup powdered sugar.
Mix very well with a spatula or spoon.
Let the heat reduce a bit and then with your fingers mix everything very well. The heat should be tolerable to you. If not then wait and let the heat reduce a bit and then mix. Break the small lumps of powdered sugar and khoya with your fingers. Mix very well.
Then add 1 to 2 tablespoons ghee. Mix again well.
Now take some portion of the til khoya ladoo mixture in your palms and begin to shape into ladoos. If you add more ghee the ladoos will have a smooth finish and appearance.
Use up the entire mixture to make the ladoos this way. Store them in an air-tight container and refrigerate.
Serve til mawa ladoo as a sweet snack. You can also make these ladoos as naivedyam.