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Sesame Brittle or Til Gajjak

Roasted sesame seeds, coconut and almonds cooked with ghee and powdered sugar, spread on greased plate to set

This recipe is contributed by Member Dr. Sonia Mangla.

Preparation Time : 11-15 minutes

Cooking time : 16-20 minutes

Servings : 4

Sesame Brittle or Til Gajjak

Main Ingredients

Sesame seeds (til), Sugar


Uttar Pradesh



Level Of Cooking


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  • Sesame seeds (til)
    1 cup
  • Sugar powder
    3/4 cup
  • Almonds chopped
    1/4 cup
  • Coconut grated
  • Ghee
    2 teaspoons
  • Green cardamom powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Fennel seeds (saunf)
    1 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat a tawa and dry roast the sesame seeds. Remove and heat and set aside.

Step 2

On the same tawa dry roast almond and coconut for two minutes till lightly golden. Place a silver foil in top of a tray and grease it lightly with little ghee.

Step 3

Heat the remaining ghee in a non stick pan add the powdered sugar and stir continuously on low heat. Add cardamom powder and fennel seeds and the dried nuts. Mix well.

Step 4

Add the sesame seeds and mix again.Remove on the prepared tray and spread the mixture evenly to a thin layer.Cut with a sharp knife and let it cool. Store in airtight container.

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