With a super hectic day, there was not much time in hand except to make a quick ten minute sweet. This peda is made with white sesame seeds. All I did was roast the seeds till golden brown, powder it with equal amounts of sugar, threw in 4 – 5 pods of elaichi, sprinkled some ghee and made pedas. This dish is very similar to my mom’s chimili (a laddoo made with black sesame seeds and jaggery). I had neither of the ingredients handy, hence I made my own version. However, this peda had a little bit of bitter after-taste. Not sure what caused it. I would try with jaggery the next time I make it.
Ingredients (makes 9 pedas)
White sesame seeds: ½ cup
Sugar/Jaggery: ½ cup
Elaichi: 4 – 5 pods, crushed
Ghee: 1- 2 tbsp
Dry roast the sesame seeds till golden brown. Let it cool for a while.
If using jaggery, grate or break into very tiny pieces.
With this add sugar and elaichi and grind coarsely. I, by mistake pounded it fine (probably that caused the slight bitter after-taste)
To this mixture, add ghee.
Make balls and then flatten using your fingers.
Place a raisin or any other dry fruit to garnish.
Offer to God and enjoy!