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Til Patti or TilKut

Til Patti or Til Patti, a white sesame seeds and jaggery preparation brittle/sweet ball made during the winter months and the harvest festival of Lohri and Makar Sankranti. Learn how to make Til Patti or Tilkut.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Setting time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Indian Cusine, North Indian Cusine
Keyword: Jaggery, Lohri recipes, Makar Sankranti Special Recipes, Til Ladoo, TilGur Ladoos, White Sesame Seeds, Winter Recipes
Author: Swati


  • 1 Cup White Sesame Seeds
  • 3/4 Cup Grated Jaggery or broken in small pieces
  • 1 tsp Ghee/Indian Clarified Butter


  • Dry roast Sesame seeds in a pan. When the seeds start turning brown and giving the nutty aroma, take off from the pan and keep aside to cool. 
  • In another heavy bottomed pan, heat ghee, add grated/broken gur, add 1-11/2 tsp of water and melt it.
  • Once the gur melts and starts to bubble, add til, mix and cook till the mixture starts to gather together and thickens. 
  • To make Til patti/brittle.. Immediately transfer to a parchment paper or a greased tray, flattened it with help of rolling pin, cut into shapes as required.
  • To make ladoos/sweet balls.. Transfer to a plate, let it slightly cool so that it is comfortable to take in hand. Wet your hands and make ladoos. 
  • Leave it in open for an hour and then store in an air-tight container.
  • Tl Patti or Tilkut are ready to relish.