Core ingredient: Sesame, the superfood5 min read . Updated: 30 Jan 2015, 08:45 AM IST
In Asian countries, sesame seeds find place of pride in most cuisines
Tilgul ghya, goad, goad bola (eat til gul and talk sweet) is how people in Maharashtra greet each with sesame seed (til) laddoos on the eve of Sankranti. Sesame seed makes a grand appearance in January in most parts of India, around the time of Makar Sankranti, as the sun moves into the zodiac of Capricorn. Up north and in the west, it assumes the forms of laddoo, chikki, revdi and gajak. In Punjab, they also go by the name of til pinni. Til pitha and tilor laru are prepared in Assam for Bihu celebrated around the same time.
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