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Make 'Til Gajak' (Sesame Candy)

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A speciality of northern India, Gajak is a dry sweet, made of sesame seeds or 'til' as they are known in Hindi. It's 'til' cooked in sugar syrup and set in thin layers, that can be stored for months.

Prep Time: 2 hours

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Sesame seeds or 'til'
  • Jaggery / sugar syrup

Preparation:

1.   Heat sesame on low fire to roast.
2.   Keep stirring continuously else it will splutter and fall out of the pan.
3.   After roasting, let it cool and then pound them.
4.   Heat jaggery in 1/2 cup water till the syrup is consistently thick.
5.   Add roasted sesame to it and stir well to make an even paste.
6.   Grease a board and spread the sesame-jaggery mixture.
7.   Roll flat to 1 cm thickness.
8.   When sufficiently cool and hardened cut into squares or in any other shape.
9. Serve when cool and hard.
10. Store in a container lined with butter paper.

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