How to make 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.

Main Ingredients : Sesame seeds (til) (तिल), Sugar (चीनी)

Cuisine : UttarPradesh

Course : Desserts

Sesame Brittle or Til Gajjak

Dessert is mostly referred to a final sweet course that concludes a meal, but those with a serious sweet tooth will agree that anytime is dessert time. The array of ingredients that you can use to prepare these decadent delights gives you plenty of room for innovation and variety.


Sesame Brittle or Til Gajjak Recipe Card

Sesame Brittle or Til Gajjak

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Difficult

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Sesame Brittle or Til Gajjak Recipe

  • 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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