How to make Til Gur Chawal -

Sweetened Basmati rice flavoured with cardamom and saffron.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : White sesame seeds (सफेद तिल), black sesame seeds (kale til)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Rice

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Til Gur Chawal

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Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Til Gur Chawal Recipe

  • White sesame seeds 1 tablespoon

  • black sesame seeds (kale til) 1 tablespoon

  • Jaggery (gur) grated 3/4 cup

  • Basmati rice cooked 3 cups

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Mixed nuts (walnuts and cashewnuts) chopped 1/2 cup

  • saffron strands a pinch

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Milk ½-¾ cup


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add mixed nuts, white sesame seeds and black sesame seeds and sauté till white sesame seeds turn golden.

Step 2

Add jaggery, reduce heat and cook till it melts. Add saffron strands, cardamom powder and milk, mix and cook for a minute.

Step 3

Add India Gate Basmati Rice, spread evenly on top of the jaggery mixture and cook for a minute. Mix on high heat and cook for 3-4 minutes or till the mixture dries.

Step 4

Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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