Til ke laddu or sesame laddus are traditional Indian sweet balls made using sesame seeds, jaggery, and cardamom powder. These laddus taste good, have a nutty aroma, and have an abundance of calcium and iron. 

Til Ke Laddu
Til ke Laddu

This Til ke laddu recipe is commonly made in Indian households during festivals and religious occasions. Traditionally, it is offered to goddess Kali on Narak Chaturdashi as a prasad. Plus, these laddus are not unhealthy as we have used jaggery instead of sugar.

How to Make the Best Til ke Laddu in Just 5 minutes?

There are numerous recipes to make til laddu. Here, we have listed the easiest one, which is made by boiling jaggery syrup until it achieves a soft ball-like consistency. Then, the dry roasted sesame seeds are added to the syrup and rolled into small balls. 

You can also include peanuts and dissected coconut as sesame seeds, peanuts, and grated coconut mixed will give you a truly remarkable combination of taste and texture. So, let’s see how you can try this easy til ke laddu recipe. 

Quick Stats 

Prep time: 10 minutes 

Cooking time: 5 minutes 

Servings: 10 laddus 


  • 100gms sesame seeds 
  • 100gms jaggery 
  • 2 tablespoons of water 
  • ¼ teaspoon of cardamom powder 

Method to Prepare 

  • Firstly, dry roast sesame seeds on a medium flame, stirring often. 
  • Stop when they leave aroma and begin to pop or splutter. 
    • Ensure you don’t over roast them; otherwise, they will be bitter. 
  • Pour ¼ cup of water into a small bowl and keep it ready to check the syrup consistency. 
  • Heat jaggery and two tablespoons of water in a deep pan. 
  • Boil the jaggery syrup on medium heat, often stirring, until it reaches a ball consistency. 
  • The syrup reduces, turns deep in colour, and turns frothy. 
    • To check, add a teaspoon of syrup to the bowl of water. 
    • The syrup should stay in the bowl without dissolving. 
    • Gather the jaggery and make a ball. 
    • The ball should be soft and turn firm upon cooling. 
    • Ensure that it is not too soft and should not turn brittle. 
  • If the syrup hasn’t reached the desired consistency, keep cooking it. 
  • Once it is done, turn off the heat. 
  • Add cardamom powder and sesame seeds. Give it a good mix. 
  • Let the mixture cool down a little bit.
    • Then, quickly dip your hands in water and just moisten
    • Scoop one tablespoon of the mixture into your palm and shape the laddu. 
    • You’ll need to be quick during this step and keep digging your hands in water to avoid burns.  
  • Roll the entire mixture into balls when the mix is still hot. 
  • Cool the laddus entirely and serve. 

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Tips & Tricks 

  • If you have overcooked the syrup, then you need not worry. Just sprinkle little water and heat it again. It will melt and help you adjust the consistency. You can do this step even after adding the sesame seeds. 
  • If you undercooked the jaggery syrup and have already added sesame seeds, you can still cook the mixture to achieve the soft ball-like consistency.