Vikhroli Cucina

Traditional Indian winter dessert to keep hunger pangs away

21 December 2018 , 0 comments / 0 likes
The winter brings with it sudden hunger pangs and the need to snack often. Gajak is a traditional winter snack that is nutritious, delicious and very easy to make. Next time you are hungry, reach for the gajak, instead of junk food.


Sesame seeds 2 cups
Jaggery grated 1 ½ cups
Ghee 3 tbsp
Cardamom powder ½ tsp
Water as required


Take a microwave-safe glass bowl, and add sesame seeds and place it in the oven. Select Micro mode high power, set the time for three minutes and press start. Stir the seeds twice in between for better results. After the oven beeps, remove and set aside.  
Take another microwave-safe glass bowl, add grated jaggery, water, mix well and cook for three minutes to make thick syrup.

After the oven beeps, remove the jaggery syrup and add the roasted sesame seeds, ghee, and cardamom powder. Mix well and transfer to a greased rectangular tray or bowl, and level the mixture with a large flat spatula. Make little cuts on the surface for easy removal.

Once the mixture has cooled down, separate the pieces. Serve or store them in an air-tight container.

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