Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sesame Truffle (Til Ladoo)

Happy Holi everyone! The festival of colors welcomes the beginning of the new season. Holi also signifies the victory of good over evil. Hindus all over the world celebrate it with colored powder, water, music, dance and lots of tasty treats to eat. So, here I am sharing recipe of a dessert that we used to eat during this time.

This tasty truffle look alike sweet is one of my favorites , which I learnt to make from my Aunt. Sesame seeds give warmth and energy to the body. They are rich in anti- oxidants and are used in most of the cuisines of the world. Store the seeds in the freezer for a longer shelf life.

1 1/2 cups White Sesame Seeds
1 cup Reduced Ricotta Cheese
1 tsp Melted Butter/ Ghee
4-5 Cardamom Seeds, slightly crushed
1/2 cup Sugar

Put the ricotta cheese in a non stick pan and cook it on low to medium heat till it is reduced into half and it looks almost solid. Keep aside to cool.

Dry roast the sesame seeds till they become fragrant and slightly brown. Let cool. Grind it coarsely in a blender. Put it back in the same pan. Add ricotta cheese, green cardamom and sugar. Stir well for five minutes or till it all comes together. Rub some butter/ ghee in both hands and shape them in balls.