Til Bugga is a traditional dessert prepared in North India on Makar Sankranti . It is specially prepared in the winter season as Til/ sesame is believed to keep the body warm. It consists of dry roasted sesame/til seeds with mava/khoya and sugar. Only with these three ingredients a delectable dessert is ready in no time.
250 gms Til/ sesame
200 gms Khoya/ mava
1 tsp cardamom powder
200 gms powdered sugar
Cashewnuts and kishmish as required.
Dry roast the sesame seeds on a low flame till they turn golden brown and start to splutter. Tip them on a large plate and allow them to cool. Keep aside two tablespoons of the sesame seeds for garnishing and powder the remaining coarsely. Heat a pan and roast the khoya on a low flame . At first it melts and then starts coming together leaving the sides of the pan. Allow it to cool. Tip the powdered sesame seeds, sugar, khoya and cardamom powder into a bowl. Knead well. Roll into balls and garnish with cashewnuts, raisins and a sprinkling of roasted sesame seeds as shown in the above picture.
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