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Till Ke Laddoo ,Sesame Fudge

A sesame and milk based dessert – usually made on ‘Makar Sankranti’ – the Indian Festival to mark the Winter Solistice.

Course: Desserts/Sweets/Mithai, Festive Recipe
Cuisine: North Indian Cuisine
Keyword: ladoo, sesame seeds, till ke ladoo
Servings: 12 person
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 2 cup Khoya/Mawa/solidified milk Recipe in notes
  • 1.5 cup White sesame seeds /til
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Milk
  • 1.5 cup Castor sugar / Pisi hui chini
  • 1/3 tsp Saffron / Kesar
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder / Elaichi Powder
  • 4 tbsp Almonds / Badam


  • Dry roast sesame seeds in a pan till they start crackling, coarsely grind in a mixer.
  • Crush the almonds.(or any other dry fruit of your choice. You may also skip adding nuts.)
  • Dissolve saffron in 1 tsp of warm milk.
  • Grate or mash the mawa and add the castor sugar, ground sesame, almonds, cardamom powder, and a few drops of milk and mix well .
  • If the mixture seems dry then you can add some more milk, few drops at a time.
  • Mix the mixture well, grease your palms and make small ladoos of the mixture.
  • Place in a plate and apply some saffron paste on the laddos
  • Note-you can adjust the amount of sugar according to your taste.


Instant Mawa Recipe:
Take 2 cups of full cream milk powder in a glass bowl, add 2 tbsp of ghee or butter in it and mix well. Add some water and make a soft dough. Cover and microwave for 1 minute. You may now mash or grate it and use it any dessert preparation.