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Easy, Tasty and Healthy Dessert
Black sesame seeds laddu is a very easy and tasty dessert that is traditionally made for festivals like Janmashtami and Ganesh Chaturti. It is also prepared for many other special occasions—or whenever an easy and healthy sweet is desired.
Black sesame seeds are a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids and fibre, both of which are helpful for digestive health.
These laddus have a good shelf life, so you can prepare them well ahead of their intended occasion.
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- 1 cup black sesame seeds
- 1/2 cup fresh coconut, grated
- 1/2 cup jaggery powder
- 1 tablespoon ghee (optional)
- In a frying pan, add the black sesame seeds. Fry over medium flame for 5 minutes or till aromatic. Transfer the seeds to a plate.
- In the same pan, add the freshly grated coconut. Fry for 5 minutes or till the coconut dries. Transfer to a plate.
- In a dry mixer jar, add the fried sesame seeds and fried coconut, close the lid and pulse it once (do not grind to a fine powder).
- Open the lid and add jaggery powder to the pulsed mixture. Again close the lid and pulse it once to mix everything. Transfer this mixture to a plate.
- Add optional ghee over the pulsed mixture. Mix and combine well.
- Take a small portion of this mixture and form a laddu using your hands. It will bind well without breaking. Form all of the laddus using the same procedure.
- Tasty and healthy sesame seeds laddus are ready to eat. Keep them in an airtight container and enjoy.
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- Instead of fresh coconut, you can use dry coconut. If using dry coconut, there is no need to fry it till dry (fry only for 2 minutes).
- Using ghee is optional, but ghee will enhance the taste.
- This laddu will have a shelf life of up to one week.
- You can increase the quantity of jaggery for sweeter laddus.
- To increase the shelf life of laddus, use a dry mixer jar to pulse.