Indian festivals and seasons are interwoven with each other. If you delve into the science of traditional festive food, it would most likely also be a course in seasonal eating.
Ayurveda recommends eating sesame seeds in winter. They are known to give warmth to the body, shielding it from the cold and load it with nutrients apart from giving immunity to diseases.Sankranti, the harvest festival celebrated throughout India and Nepal, is synonymous with sweets made with sesame seeds.I love to use sesame seeds in many dishes- salad dressings, various chutneys, vegetable dishes and to make til laddus or til chikkis.
Til laddus were actually one of the first sweets that … Continue Reading