This is mom’s recipe. She always used to make it on Makar Sankranti. It’s a tradition to enjoy Sesame brittle(tal sankali as we call it in Gujarati) on that day in Gujarat, alongwith other foods. It’s so easy to make. Luckily for me, hubby loves it and I love to make it.
Here how I made it.
1 cup sesame seeds
¾ cup sugar
1 tbsp ghee
Keep an oiled rolling pin and wax paper ready. You need it as soon as the brittle is done.
Heat a pot on medium high heat.
Add sugar and slowly caramelize it.
Now add sesame seeds and ghee and mix everything so that seeds are coated with sugar.
Immediately dump the hot mixture on the wax paper, butter your palms, make a ball of the mixture and roll it in a thin disc.
Cut into squares or diamonds and serve.