Black Sesame and Nuts Laddoo | Refined Sugar Free Recipes | Til ke Laddoo – A Warehouse of Essential Nutrients

 Til ka laddoo

I looked outside the window. Tiny droplets dripping from the dense grey sky was bringing the earth back to life. Grass and the trees were dressed up in vivid green and were proudly showing off their new attire. Everyone seemed to have gained a pound of happiness. Thanks to Spring. The big apple was vaguely seen, a veil of clouds gently kissed the skyscrapers and the newly constructed world trade center. The mighty hudson looked pale with a couple of  foamy trails. I had just finished my lunch and a craving to eat something sweet kicked in. When such things happen I don’t run to the vending machine instead I count on the guilt free treats I make  it at home. Few days ago I had made Black sesame and Nuts laddoo and that came to my rescue.

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These laddoos will provide your family the daily dose of essential nutrients. If you ever worry about aging and grey hair then you must stock black sesame seeds in your kitchen cabinet. This magic seed can do wonders with its incredible nutrition profile and so are the other ingredients(nuts) used in this recipe.

Sesame Seeds and Nuts Laddoo

Munchkin loves “Laeddus” and these black sesame and nut balls seem to fascinate her. She helps herself in picking one and popping it in her mouth. And the older one stealthily sneaks into the kitchen at midnight and satiates his sweet cravings by gulping down couple of these laddoos. I don’t complain about it. Because I want them to have atleast two laddoos each day so that they get the necessary nutrients from it. Since the nuts are powdered it helps the body to absorb the vitamins and minerals easily. It certainly helps the little one who is yet to master the chewing technique. 

Black Sesame Seeds and Nuts Laddoo

5 Amazing reasons to include Sesame seeds in your diet

1. Sesame seeds have copious amount of  Copper, Zinc, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron and a long list of vitamins and minerals that I can’t fit in my post. You might ask, what the heck? You need these good stuffs to function well and to prevent ourselves from major illness like Osteoporosis and Cancer.

2. Those who complain about having high LDL, this seed is for you. Two wonder ingredients found in sesame helps in reducing bad cholesterol naturally. Garlic is yet another ingredient that is equally good for controlling cholesterol levels.

3. They say sesame seed is the most coolest anti-aging ingredient that also prevents hair loss.  Those who need a scientific explanation may continue to read.  It  increase the blood supply in the head region and skin. When sufficient blood supply is available our organs and glands replenish themselves and eventually nourish our skin and hair.  So eat sesame seeds and awe your husband or boyfriend.

4.  If you are like me who hates to visit a dentist and then start gargling sesame oil.  Oil pulling (gargling sesame oil) helps in maintaining oral hygiene.  I can hear you saying Eww…

5. The advent of modern science and technology has exposed some of us to harmful radiations. Sesame has antioxidants that can fight these free radicals and minimize the DNA damage.

6. I am poor at math. Sorry, I have one more. Take a bowl full of sesame oil and massage your little one from their head to toes. This strengthens their muscles and induces sleep. Oh, this applies to grownups too.

Tilkeladdoo 

Black Sesame and Nuts laddoo (Til ka laddoo)
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A sugar free treat with truck loads of nutrients that are so good for you. Pick one and pop it in your mouth to satisfy your sweet cravings. And trust me you can't stop with one.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup black sesame seeds/Til/Ellu
  2. 1/4 cup Almonds / Badam
  3. 1/4 cup Walnuts
  4. 1/4 cup Peanuts
  5. 1 tbsp Flax seeds
  6. 1 cup grated Jaggery / Gur / Vellam
  7. 3 Cardamon pods
Instructions
  1. In a pan/skillet dry roast black sesame seeds and flax seeds on a medium heat. When more than few sesame crackles and the seed releases its aroma remove from heat. Empty it into a bowl and allow it to cool
  2. In the same pan on a medium heat dry roast Almonds, Walnuts and peanuts separately until the nuts releases its aroma for 30 seconds to a minute. Don't let the nuts change color. Spread it on a plate/ bowl and allow it to cool
  3. In a mixer/blender combine almonds, walnuts and peanuts and grind to coarse powder. Don't let the mixie run for more than 5 seconds. Pulse!! Pulse!! Pulse!!
  4. Empty the jar. Now add sesame seeds and grind to coarse powder with the same pulsing technique
  5. Combine crushed black sesame seeds, nuts powder, grated jaggery and cardamon and grind until it combines using the same pulse technique
  6. Empty the jar into a bowl. Take a hand full of the sesame nuts mixture and start rolling it into a ball by gently pressing the mixture (see step wise pictures to get an idea)
Notes
  1. If the mixture doesn't bind into a ball sprinkle luke warm water
  2. You can roast nuts in the oven
  3. Amma says we should wash black sesame seeds and dry (preferably sun dry) it well before roasting. I do both ways
  4. You can substitute black sesame seeds with white sesame seeds. But I like the former. The rich nutty flavor in black sesame cannot be matched by white ones
  5. While buying jaggery choose the the dark brown ones which are "true" unrefined sugar. The lighter ones are bleached using bi-carbonate and/or may contain chemicals
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  Nuts Laddoo

 

Step Wise Instructions

 

Nutsladdoo

In a pan/skillet dry roast black sesame seeds and flax seeds. When more than few sesame crackles and the seed releases its aroma remove from heat. Empty it into a bowl and allow it to cool

Nutsladdoo

In the same pan, dry roast Almonds, Walnuts and peanuts separately until the nuts releases its aroma (30 seconds to a minute max). Don’t let the color change.  Spread it on a plate/ bowl and allow it to cool
In a mixer/blender combine almonds, walnuts and peanuts and grind to coarse powder. Don’t let the mixie run for more than 5 seconds. Pulse!! Pulse!! Pulse!! Empty the jar.

Nutsladdoo

Now add sesame seeds and grind to coarse powder with the same pulsing technique
Combine crushed black sesame seeds, nuts powder, grated jaggery and cardamon and grind until it combines using the same pulse technique

Empty the jar into a bowl. Take a hand full of the sesame nuts mixture and start rolling it into a ball by gently pressing the mixture (see step wise pictures to get an idea)

Empty the jar into a bowl. Take a hand full of the sesame nuts mixture and start rolling it into a ball by gently pressing the mixture (see step wise pictures to get an idea) 

Nutsladdoo

Take a handful of nuts mixture

Tilkeladdoo

Gently press to bring them together

Nutsladdoo

 Pressing the mixture repeatedly will bind it together and you can shape it into a ball

Reference:

   The trivia on Sesame seeds were collected from multiple sources on the internet. I read dozens of article before putting those facts before you. But you know that I am not a doctor. So please follow your instinct. 

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26 comments

  1. Valerie says:

    This looks really tasty and I’m always looking for a healthy snack. I wouldn’t call it sugar-free, though: Jaggery contains up to 50% sucrose and up to 20% invert sugars

    • Radhika Vasanth says:

      Valerie, thanks for stopping by. It is true that it contains sucrose but they are more complex than what is found in regular sugar. And jaggery is unrefined unlike sugar and has lots of health benefits and it is slowly absorbed by the body which doesn’t cause any spike in sugar levels. It is a naturally available and minimally processed sweetener with more pros than cons. I could call it a regular sugar free treat :)

  2. Anusha says:

    I knew you had walnuts and almonds up your sleeve in this ladoo. Delish snack for the afternoon tummy rumbles.

  3. divya shivaraman says:

    Oh mine…little ‘s’ hand pic is the best dear….i love ellu urnda but never knew almonds,walnuts will make it more tastier…

  4. Genny says:

    I agree with Divya, love that picture!

    Radhika, what is the technique for dry roasting — is it like a stir-fry with high heat and lots of stirring to keep the seeds from burning? Or a low heat without stirring? Thank you!

  5. Manasi says:

    I have never tasted a black sesame seed ladoo. These look so good! the picture where ur li’ll one’s hand is seen is adorable, I want to hold it and gently kiss the hand! muuaah!

  6. nusrat2010 says:

    Sesame seeds, nuts, Laddoo … I love everything about your recipe. Appreciate your adding ‘Health benefit’ info here.
    And the photos, especially the kids hand reaching for a Laddoo was just heart-melting. Lovely post indeed.
    Love.

  7. Rekha says:

    Hi

    Thanks for sharing .. this recipe saved me today. For Diwali Mandir Pooja I was asked to make Black Sesame Seeds Ladoo and I had no idea how to make it. So Thanks for sharing it.

    But, quick question, while rolling ladoos mixture in hands it gets so sticky that it gets hard to roll the ladoos. May be I missed some steps but for some reason these ladoo mixture was sticking on my hands while rolling it. So any idea how I can avoid that ? I tried Ghee and oil on my palms but no use.

    Please advise.

    Thanks,
    Rekha

    • Radhika Vasanth says:

      Thank you so much for taking time to try my recipe. The mixture might get sticky if we grind the sesame or nuts longer when they start releasing the oil. Please use the pulse option instead of the speed buttons on your mixer/blender/food processor for no longer than 10 seconds. You might have to do this 3-4 times until they are grainy. Hope it helps.

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