January 14, 2013

Tilgul shenga vadi recipe - Ellu bellada vadi - Sesame peanut burfi

til gud vadi in a serving plate
Tilgul shenga vadi recipeWishing you all a very happy Makar SankrantiIt is Makar Sankranti today and I made this sesame jaggery vadi to celebrate the occasion. In Karnataka and Maharashtra there is a custom to distribute til or sesame seeds and guld or jaggery and haldi, kumkum during makar sankranti. 

Women usually prepare tilgul vadi and tilgul ladoo at home and invite married women for haldi, kumkum. Tilgul vadi is a traditional Maharashtrian barfi made from sesame seeds, peanuts and jaggery. It  can be prepared using sugar instead of jaggery. But sugar syrup makes vadi crunchy and slightly hard where jaggery  makes it soft. I chose softer version of vadi, so used jaggery in this sweet. You can use half sugar and half jaggery to make it slightly crunchy.

Tilgul Shenga Vadi Recipe - Sesame Peanut Burfi
til gud vadi is ready to serve
Prep time : 20 mins
Cook time : 15 mins
Total time : 35 mins
Recipe type : Sweet-Barfi
Cuisine : Maharashtrian
Yield : 20 Vadis
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

  • 1 cup white sesame seeds / til
  • 3/4th cup peanuts / groundnuts
  • 1 cup Jaggery
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp grated coconut
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  1. Heat a pan on low flame and roast the sesame seeds ans peanuts separately until crisp and aromatic. Keep it aside to cool.
  2. Remove outer skin of the peanuts. blend the sesame seeds and peanuts separately to make a coarse powder. Set aside.
  3. Put ghee in a pan, add the jaggery  and mix it well. Keep this pan on a low flame and stir continuously till the jaggery  bubbles. 
  4. Remove the pan from the flame,  add the roasted peanuts and sesame seeds corse powder. Mix well.
  5. Grease a plate with ghee and pour this mixture on the plate and level it by using a flat cup.
  6. Using a knife cut them into squares. Sprinkle grated coconut over it. Allow it to cool. Separate them when cooled. Store the tilgul vadi  in an airtight container.
til gud vadi in a serving plate


  1. It looks really good! In Italy it not so easy to find some spices but I'll try to! Kind regards!!!

  2. Perfectly made til gul. Adding peanut enhances its taste definitely.

    today's recipe:

  3. Til and jaggery combination is always tasty..

  4. Those vadis looks delicious,feel like munching some.

  5. looks great! happy sankranti

  6. Soo traditional and perfect..

  7. delicious combination..

  8. Mmmm! these look so delicious.

  9. Luv this nutty crunchy munchy bites in this.

  10. Hi Vidhya, I have passed an award. Please collect it.

  11. wow very beautiful....well presented n yummy

  12. vadi's look perfect.. Til Gul ghy ani goad goad bola!

  13. Wow I have never tried this...looking delicious....


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