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Til Chikki With Berries

Til chikki with oats, berries and mixed seeds is a complete health package. Addition of berries transports this Til chikki to an exotic level. 

Course Dessert
Keyword Makara Sankranti Special, Sesame Bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Setting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author samira

Ingredients

  • 200 g Jaggery
  • 100 g White Til White Sesame Seeds
  • 40 g Oats Optional
  • 1 Tbsp Blueberry
  • 1 Tbsp Cranberry
  • 1 Tbsp Mixed Seeds Pumpkin, Sunflower, melon etc

Instructions

  1. Do all the needed preparations and keep the ingredients ready.
  2. First of all, dry roast sesame seeds on medium flame, until there is a slight change in the colour. Keep stirring, keep the flame medium only. They burn very fast so be careful. If they turn brown then they taste bitter and we don't want that.
  3. Secondly, dry roast oats for a minute or two till slightly crisp. Then put them in the grinder and just for a while. We don't need powdered oats.
  4. In case, your berries are big in size then chop these into bite-size pieces.
  5. Roughly chop jaggery into small pieces so that they melt easily.
  6. Grease a portion of your kitchen platform, to spread chikki.
  7. Keep a bowl of water, rolling pin and a knife (better, if pizza cutter) handy. You will be requiring these and you cant afford to waste time in looking for any of these.
  8. Now, once all the above preparations are done, then heat a heavy bottomed pan (kadhai) on gas stove.
  9. Put chopped jaggery in it along with 1 tablespoon water. Melt it on medium flame.
  10. Keep stirring it.  Once fully melted, you will see lot of foam on it. It will subside gradually, keep stirring throughout.
  11. Do the test by dropping a drop in the bowl of water. The drop will settle down. Take it out, it will probably stretch like a elastic. Put it back in the heating jaggery.
  12. Repeat the test after a minute. When it breaks with a snap then it is the correct stage.
  13. Bring the flame to the lowest level.
  14. Add sesame seeds, oats, berries and mixed nuts.
  15. Mix everything quickly by pressing the spatula in between, it will soon gather into a ball. Switch off the flame.
  16. Take out the mix on the greased surface.
  17. Wet your hands and shape it roughly into a ball using both the hands.
  18. Using a rolling pin, roll it as thin as possible.
  19. Make cuts using the knife or pizza cutter. This is because once set, you cannot cut it. Then you can only break it into uneven pieces. So, mark the cuts. You need to be really fast after adding the seeds as jaggery sets very quickly.
  20. After 10 minutes or so, remove the pieces and store in an airtight container.
  21. Enjoy with near and dear ones.

Recipe Notes

Notes

  1. Addition of oats, berries and mixed seeds is entirely optional. You can skip these or adjust as per your taste buds.
  2. Keep testing the jaggery syrup till you able to break it with a snap.
  3. Roast til very lightly else they will get bitter.
  4. If you want to make cuts then be quick, as once jaggery hardens it is very difficult to do so.