How to make Jaipur Ki Gajak -

A simple and delicious sweet prepared with sesame seeds.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Sesame seeds (til) (तिल), Cashewnuts (काजू)

Cuisine : Rajasthani

Course : Mithais

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Jaipur Ki Gajak

Jaipur Ki Gajak Recipe Card


Rajasthani cuisine is perhaps the most sensitive amongst the Indian cuisines. People here relish non-vegetarian dishes made from chicken, lamb and shikar which includes animal and birds like boars, venison, peacock, quail, duck, pheasant, rabbits and even camels etc. Vegetarian food comes in two varieties i.e. the food eaten by the common man that includes use of various spices and herbs and the food of the Marwari Jains that is prepared without using onions, garlic or for that matter any ingredient growing under the soil except for ginger and groundnuts.
Rajasthan cooking in general has its own unique flavour where the simplest and the most basic of ingredients go into the preparation of delicious dishes. The harsh climate and the non-availability of ingredients in this region are a great influence.  Food that could last for several days and could be eaten without heating was preferred, more out of necessity than choice. The sparse rainfall is not conducive to growing fresh green vegetables. Due to this scarcity whatever seasonal vegetables are grown, are sundried so that they can be used for the rest of the year. 

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Jaipur Ki Gajak Recipe

  • Sesame seeds (til) 1/2 cup

  • Cashewnuts halved 1/4 cup

  • Sugar 200 grams

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Grease a tray with a little ghee. Roast sesame seeds over a low heat until lightly brown.

Step 2

Roast cashewnuts also until lightly brown. Combine sugar, remaining ghee and two tablespoons of water.

Step 3

Cook the mixture over medium heat till it turns into a thick syrup. Remove from heat, stir in sesame seeds and cashewnuts. Mix well. Transfer the mixture onto a greased tray and then level it.

Step 4

Make cuts as per the required size and shape and allow to cool. When cold, separate the pieces and serve.

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