Til Chikki (Sesame seeds candy)

This has been taken from  Traditional Sweets by Mallika Badrinath.


Dehusked white sesame seeds – 1 cup
Sugar – 1 cup
Ghee – 2 tblsp
Cooking soda – a pinch


  1. Dry roast sesame seeds little at a time till it puffs up. Take care not to discolor it.
  2. Heat ghee and sugar together in a heavy frying pan.
  3. Reduce flame and stir just once or twice till sugar is melted completely.
  4. Remove from fire and quickly mix the sesame seeds and cooking soda.
  5. Apply ghee to rolling pin and on top of a thick plastic sheet.
  6. Pour nut mixture on top of the sheet and quickly, roll it with rolling pin.
  7. Cut into pieces when it is still warm.

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