Tilgul barfi is a traditional sweet from Western India, prepared during winters, especially on the occasion of Makar Sankranti /Lohri. The reason that it’s consumed in winters is because it helps in thermogenesis i.e. producing heat in the body to maintain internal temperature during cold months. Sesame is a good source of protein and jaggery provides Iron to the body thus making Til-Gul barfi a very nutritional sweet.
• Sesame seeds: 1 cup
• Roasted peanuts: 1/4th cup
• Jaggery: 1 cup
• Ghee: 1 Tbsp
• Cardamom powder: 1/4th tsp (this is totally optional)
• Shredded coconut: 1 Tbsp for garnishing
• Crushed almonds: 1 Tbsp for garnishing