Til Bugga or til bhuga popularly known as Bhugga is a must to have during Makar Sankranti in many parts of Punjab and Haryana. This traditional dessert is made using Black Sesame Seeds (kale til), Khoya (Milk solids) and bura. Addition of nuts and dry fruits is totally optional.
Every ingredients used in this til ka bhuga recipe helps to keep the body warm and that is why during winters. You can find these laddos in every Punjabi house. Being Punjabi, I have grown up eating these laddos and absolutely in love with them.
Til Bugga Sweet
My love translates to my family when I make this til bugga sweet for them in winters. My mom learned this from her mom and transferred the legacy to me. And it’s time that I share my old hidden secret of best til khoya laddu recipe with you all. This til bugga recipe is simple, easy, and a healthy nutritional recipe for your family.
Difference between til bugga and til laddu
Til laddu is made from til, jiggery, and coconut whereas til bugga is made from til, khoya, and bura. Til laddu is more popular in Maharashtra whereas til bugga is a traditional Punjabi delicacy.
Is till bugga healthy?
Sesame seeds are a great, crunchy food to eat to get ample amounts of energy. Sesame seeds are an excellent source of magnesium, copper, iron, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin K and other vitamins and minerals. They contain healthy fats like polyunsaturated fatty acids and Omega-6. These properties make sesame seeds a great superfood for athletes.
They have been used as a condiment and flavor enhancer in both India and China for thousands of years. While they may not be the most high-energy food out there, sesame seeds can help you get through your day with a renewed sense of vigor that will power the rest of your activities.
What are the benefits of consuming til or sesame seed in winters?
The benefits of consuming til or sesame seed in winters are that it helps in improving the immune system and boosts up the immunity from the common cold. Furthermore, these seeds are a rich source of magnesium which helps in reducing inflammation.
It is also said that consuming the seed of the Sesame Indicum plant can help people with arthritis since it has anti-inflammatory properties.
Due to the high levels of oleic acid present in sesame oil, these oils are often used in the treatment of eczema and other skin conditions.
Til Bugga Recipe – Makar Sankranti Special
- 250 gm Kale til (Black sesame seeds)
- 200 gm Khoya (mawa)
- 80 gm Bura
- 50 gm Raisins
- 1/2 tsp Green Cardamom Powder
- Dry roast sesame seeds until you get the aroma. It will take maximum 5 minutes on low flame.
- Once done take out in a separate plate and let these cool down.
- Roast khoya on low flame until it turns light brown in colour.
- Once done, let it cool down.
- Now in a mixer jar, add sesame seeds, bura, and cardamom powder and grind it to a coarse powder.
- Add this powder to roasted khoya and mix well. Add Raisins or your choice of the nut at this stage.
- Divide the mixture into small equal portions and make laddoo of it.
- I got 24 laddoos out of this quantity but the count totally depends upon the portion size.
- Our til bhugga is ready to serve.
- For this recipe, I have used black sesame seeds because of their nutritional value and flavor. However, you may feel free to use white or brown sesame seeds. The recipe will remain the same.
- I have used Bura as its unrefined form of sugar but you can use regular white sugar as well in the same amount.
- These laddoos stay good for up to a month at room temperature.