Sesame Ladoo recipe (Til Laddu, Ellu laddoo, ezhu urundai)
Everyone has a specific reason for blogging. They are as myriad as the people behind such blogs esp. when it comes to food blogging. My reasons were/is quite different from what you probably heard before. I have this hyper active approach to learning/doing things - multi tasking to explain it simply. Its a boon as well as a curse. Boon cos I try to fit in as many things as possible in one single day. And a curse, cos - I try to fit it as many things as possible in one single day! Sigh! It leads to stress and pressure to finish off every single one well and that's so not happening, clearly cos I am no super woman!  I want to learn as many things in one single setting that I end up up doing its and bits of 10 different things instead of 1 complete thing. This haphazard learning approach was what I had earlier applied to my cooking where in I wanted to take in as many things as possible. To get away from this bad habit, I took up blogging cos taking pictures and documenting every single aspect of a recipe made sure that I learnt it properly first. Participating in all those blog'o'sphere events which follow a specific theme helped me to focus.
Sesame Ladoo recipe (Til Laddu, Ellu laddoo, ezhu urundai)
During that time was when I first got to know one of my first Blog'o'sphere friends - Viji from Vcuisine. Something about her writing style, her cooking and thoughts made sure that my memory of home far away from the current one was kept fresh. Also she is exact opposite in her approach, than me,  of doing every thing - more systematic and in a timely manner which kept me rooted from going back to my old habits :) Her blog is now private but she has graciously told me that I could always share all those traditional recipes with everyone.  I tried her Sesame Ladoos (made during Navarathri) and have thus reproduced it here. This is made and distributed in the form of a powder on a Saturday (since sesame seeds is special to Lord Shani, Hindi Lord of  Saturday). But you can also make it in a ladoo form like this one. I have added its and bits of my viewpoints/changes here and there to the recipe.
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  • Serves: 4 people
  • Yields: Makes around 8-10 ladoos
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Sesame Seeds
  • ¾ cup Jaggery (I grated it)
  • ½ cup Desiccated coconut (I used dry coconut powder since I only had that on hand)
  • 2 tbsp Cashews broken
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp Melted Ghee (optional)
Method
1. Dry roast the sesame seeds in a non stick pan
2. until brown.
3. Add rest of the ingredients except Ghee and cashews.
4. Grind it into a fine powder. You will find that the oil from the seeds is enough to bind the powder into ladoos.
5. Alternatively, I roasted the cashews pieces in ghee since I wanted the flavor and little bit of richness.
6. Once the cashews browned, I added them to the ground sesame-jaggery mixture in a bowl and gave it a quick mix.
7. While hot, shape them quickly into balls. You can enjoy them simply as powder too.
8. Shape all of them likewise. I think I got around 8-10 ladoos.
Enjoy :) Sesame Ladoo recipe (Til Laddu, Ellu laddoo, ezhu urundai)

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recipe courtesy from vcuisine

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By Padma on Oct 3, 2010

I tried it - came out very well first time

although its too rich for wait watchers

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By Swapna Acharya on Jan 13, 2014

Ladus are too yummy :)

By Sudha Prabhu on Jan 12, 2014

very well explained.definitely try and will let u know how it came out.Thank you.

By Praveen on Feb 8, 2013

Just tried this recipe for the Second time and trust me it came out very very well. Appreciations for such a wonderful recipe

By diksha on Jan 13, 2013

i like til ladu hpy makar sankrati

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By poppy on Dec 21, 2010

Awesome ladoos am making them again for christmas

By Viji on Oct 3, 2010

Thanks for trying and for the sweet words too DK. When I look back my twenties looks like it is someone else :) . We age with our experience only. Your presentations are really helpful for the learners. Nice to see this through your lens. Have a great day! Viji

By sheela on Oct 1, 2010

the ladoos r too good

By BINA on Sep 30, 2010

:-D I like all ur receipes...n am a gr8 fan of urs....plz do keep sending such yummy receipes!

By Hari Chandana on Sep 30, 2010

I too make this recipe.. very very delicious laddoos.. thanks for sharing :)

By Priya on Sep 29, 2010

Cute looking sesame laddoos..

By Nishi on Sep 29, 2010

The laddus are too good divya!! I'm drooling right now