Sunday, December 31, 2006

Winter Sweets Are Here

Til Gajak (Sesame Candy)

A speciality of northern India, Gajak is a dry sweet, made of sesame seeds or 'til' as they are known in Hindi.
Til Gajak is made especially made during the cold north Indian winter months since til (sesame) is believed to have warming properties.
A speciality of Western UP, Gajak and Revadi are dry sweets, made of gingelli seeds or til as they are known indigenously. However, while Gajak is til mixed with sugar syrup and set in thin layers, Revadi looks like small, almond shaped candies. Both these sweets are prepared using either sugar or gur (jaggery) as the sweetening agent and can be stored in airtight containers for almost a month.

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