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Til Gajak

Til Gajak is what Lohris are made up of! The mixing of the sesame seeds with the jaggery with a hint of ghee makes this such an awesome dish!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian, north indian


  • 1 cup Sesame seeds
  • 1 cup jaggery
  • 2 tsps ghee
  • 2 tsps cardamom seeds powder
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Dry roast the sesame seeds till they start crackling a little and keep aside.
  • Grind or cut jaggery coarsely and mix with water and bring to boil, lower the gas and simmer till it becomes a thick syrup. The test here should be to cook it till forms a ball when you drop a little in chilled water.
  • See the big ball kinds in the above water, like that. Ignore the brownish liquid that was formed by the test I did before, when the liquid was not cooked. At the time it will immediately spread and color the water like you see. It will take approx of 7-10 minutes.
  • At this stage, add the sesame seeds, ghee and cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Immediately pour over a greased tray and leave for setting
  • Leave it for setting for about 30 minutes and cut into desired shapes and of course eat and lift your senses!


Note: I used dark brown jaggery because thats what I had at home, u can go ahead and use the normal jaggery.
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