Makar Sankranti Sesame Tir-Gur Roti/Poli/Paratha

How to make Tilgul Poli / Tilachi Poli / Gulachi Poli / Til Gur Ki Roti

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Hello Everyone,

To celebrate Indian Festival of Harvest prepare this melt in the mouth and sweet delicacy of Maharashtra Tilgul Poli.  Tilgul Poli is a traditional recipe made on Makar Sankranti. It's stuffing prepared from Til (sesame seeds) & Gul ( jaggery). This Gulpoli is prepared as a naivedyam (offering) for God. It is very crispy, tempting and you can eat it for one week.
        As sesame seeds and jaggery are the main I ingredients, it helps to purify the blood. When consumed on a regular basis and in limited quantities, it cleanses the blood, leaving your body healthy. So this Tilgul Poli is very nutritious and can be enjoyed just as it is, or with a dollop of ghee on the side.

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Preparation Time : 20 Minutes ; Rolling and Cooking Time : 20 Minutes.
Each Tilgul Poli Contains 206 Calories.

Ingredients :

  1. Til / तीळ 1 cup
  2. Jaggery 1 cup
  3. Peanuts , ½ cup
  4. Coconut, 2 tbsp
  5. Cardamom powder 1 tsp
  6. Ghee 1 tbsp
  7. Wheat flour 1 ½ cup
  8. Salt 1 pinch
  9. Veg.oil 2 tsp
  10. Water to knead dough

Recipe :
To Make Dough :
  1. In a mixing bowl add wheat, salt and by adding water knead a soft dough as in roti / paratha and pour some oil and keep aside.

To Make Stuffing of Tilgul :
  1. Dry roast sesame seeds until it gets deep golden color and grind it.
  2. In another bowl add dry roasted and grinded sesame seeds, peanuts, coconut and grated jaggery, cardamom powder and ghee.
  3. Mix all very well and divide it into equal portions.

To Make Tilgul / Gul Poli :
  1. Divide dough into equal portions and take one dough ball, roll out one portion of
    the dough into a 4 to 5 diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling or you can roll dough by using fingers as shown in video.
  2. Place a portion of tilgul stuffing in the center and fold the edges of the dough over the filling. Pinch the edges together to seal the filling.
  3. Flatten the dough and roll again to make tilgul poli using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  4. Cook on a tava over a medium flame, till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides by smearing ghee or oil.
  5. Repeat with the remaining dough and make more tilgul
    polis. Smear a little ghee on each tilgul poli and serve hot.
  6. Here, flavorsome and sweet Tilgul Poli is ready to serve. Serve hot with milk, ghee. Enjoy!!!

My Take :
  • To make vegan version you can totally avoid ghee or replace it by adding veg.oil.
  • If you want to make less or more sweet Poli, just adjust
    the jaggery quantity as your taste.
  • I have used whole wheat flour, you can totally use all purpose flour or maida.

Dietary Comments :
Based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Per serving contains 205 calories, along with carbohydrates - 19.3 g, dietary fibers - 2.57 g, fats - 8.53 g, proteins - 4.3 g.  

Health Benefits of Tilgul Poli:
  • Digestion - It helps to prevent constipation, by activating digestive enzymes, which helps in digestion of food.
  • It helps to flush out toxins from body, it acts like a detox.
  • Boost Immunity - It is loaded with antioxidant and minerals which helps to protect against infection.
  • Purifies blood - benefits of jaggery is its ability to purify the blood. When consumed on a regular basis and in limited quantities, it cleanses the blood, leaving your body healthy.
  • Anaemia - Jaggery is rich in iron and folate which help prevent anaemia by ensuring that a normal level of red blood cells is maintained. This is especially beneficial for pregnant women.
  • Tilgul Poli also helps to improve metabolism.
  • Helps to prevent type 2 diabetes - consumption of whole grain wheat promotes healthy blood sugar control.
  • Lowers blood cholesterol, might help you lose weight.

Good Time To Eat :
            It's good to eat Tilgul Poli as a dessert or for lunch and dinner too.

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!!!

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