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Sesame Seed Milk Recipe: Plant-Based Milk Alternative

Rajan loves cooking dishes from his native Indian cuisine. He enjoys sharing his favourite recipes with his online readers.

Sesame milk

Sesame milk

Homemade Sesame Seed Milk (Til Ka Doodh)

Dr. Khadar Vali, an independent forest agricultural scientist and food expert, better known as the Millet Man of India, suggests consuming plant-based milk instead of dairy milk. He says that dairy is a leading cause of hormonal imbalance in the human body and other health issues.

Whether you are interested in plant-based milk due to health reasons or you're simply curious, sesame seed milk (til ka doodh) can be a good place to start.

Plant-based milk should not be heated directly on the stove because it has a much lower fat content relative to animal milk. For this reason, plant-based milk should always be heated with the double-boiler method, which is demonstrated in the video below.

Do try this recipe and share your experience.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

15 min

20 min

250 ml milk


  • 25 grams safed til (sesame seeds)
  • 250 ml water
  • water for soaking as needed


  1. Wash the sesame seeds and soak them in water for 7 to 8 hours. Strain out the water and wash the seeds once more. Strain out the water again.
  2. Put the soaked sesame seeds in a grinder jar. Add in 50 to 60 ml of water and grind the sesame seeds to a fine paste.
  3. Transfer the sesame seeds to a cotton/muslin cloth or bag and strain out the milk. Add the remaining water, stir to mix and transfer to a glass.
  4. Sesame milk is ready. If you like to drink it warm then transfer to a small bowl and heat it by double boiler method.
  5. To warm the milk keep a larger pot on low heat. Place a stand inside the pot and fill water about 1/2 inch over it. Place the bowl with sesame milk in it and let it heat up until it becomes lukewarm. Stir the milk a couple of times while it is warming up.
  6. Transfer the lukewarm milk to a glass and serve. You may add palm jaggery syrup to sweeten the milk if you wish.

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