Celebrate Makar Sankranti With The Goodness Of Oats-Til Laddoo
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In India, around January 14th, one always sees people rejoicing while flying kites and devouring on sweet goodies like sesame seeds (til) ladoos. And that’s how you know, and it’s Makar Sankranti, an extremely well-known Hindu festival that marks the start of the spring season. Sesame seeds have been synonymous with the festival as they are supposed to help dispel bad energy and thus make them prosperous for the occasion. 

Besides mythology, these seeds are not only good for your health since they are high in calcium and magnesium, but they're also a terrific snacking component that also keeps you toasty in the cold! So, this Makar Sankranti, indulge in the wonderfulness of super seeds laddoo with this recipe from True Elements, which is nutritious and delicious with every mouthful.

Oats-til laddoo by Pavitra K, Food Tech Scientist at True Elements

Oats and mixed nuts and til laddoo is a treat for the sweet tooth. These laddoos are made with a nutritious combination of oats, jaggery and nuts, and sesame seeds. Power-packed and easy nuts-oats ladoos are mealy mouth-feel of interludes of crunchy nuts, ground oats and the excellent plant protein of (til) sesame seeds. 

True Elements


  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/4th cup sesame seeds
  • 1 cup shredded jaggery
  • 1/4th cup cashew nuts
  • 1/4th cup pistachios
  • 6-7 teaspoon ghee
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 5-7 pcs of dates
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • Oats 2 cups


  1. Dry roast all the nuts and the sesame seed on medium to low flame in a non-stick pan until they are crunchy.
  2. Once the nuts and sesame seeds are roasted, transfer them to a plate and keep them aside to cool.
  3. Now, add 1 tsp of ghee and roast the oats on a slow flame till golden brown and keep them aside on a plate.
  4. Add 1 tsp of ghee, roast the dates for 2-3 minutes, and keep it aside.
  5. Add dates, cinnamon powder, sea salt and jaggery, to the dry roasted ingredients.
  6. Blend all the ingredients coarsely together in a mixture.
  7. Add the remaining ghee, mix it well and transfer it to a plate.
  8. Now, before making ladoos, grease your palms with some ghee.
  9. Grab a little bit of the mix and roll it into balls.