Nuvvula (Sesame Seeds) Unda ~ Til Ke Laddu


I like to feed Nehal healthy desserts made from nutrition rich ingredients rather than a fat-rich cake or mithai. Sesame seeds Laddu falls under the category of a healthy dessert. Nuvvula Unda or Nuvvula Laddu is a classic Andhra style sweet prepared for festivals like Nagula Chavati. At home, we make this calcium rich sweet often. I usually make small laddus (compared to the size of the sesame seeds laddus you see in this post) and serve as an after lunch dessert to Nehal.

Very simple to prepare with only two ingredients going into the making of traditional Nuvvula Laddu recipe. I tend to add roasted almond meal or roasted and powdered oats to boost the nutritional profile. The taste of Nuvvula Unda will depend on the quality of jaggery and sesame seeds. Use fresh sesame seeds and good quality jaggery to enjoy the chewy nutty taste of sesame seeds and the sweet flavor of jaggery. A unique combination of flavors that is bound to get you addicted.

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Nuvvula Unda ~ Til Ke Laddu

Nuvvula Unda Recipe

Preparation & Cooking Time: 30 mts

Makes approx 20-22 laddus

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Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups white sesame seeds/nuvvulu/til

1 1/4 cups grated jaggery/gud/bellam (grated or cut into small pieces)

1/2 cup oats, dry roasted for 5 mts, cooled and ground to a powder (optional)

10-12 almonds or cashew nuts or fistful of peanuts, dry roast, cool and make a coarse powder (optional)

1 1/2 – 2 tbsps milk

1/2 tsp cardamom pwd (optional)

1 Dry roast sesame seeds in a heavy bottomed vessel till the rawness disappears and a nutty aroma emanates the kitchen. Roast on low flame and do not burn them. Remove onto a wide plate and allow to cool.
2 In the same vessel, add the oats and dry roast on low flame for 5 mts. Remove onto a plate and cool.
3 In the same vessel, add the almonds and dry roast on low flame for 5 mts. Remove onto a plate and cool.
4 First grind the almonds till coarse. Remove onto a bowl. Next grind the oats to a powder (5 seconds). Remove onto a bowl with almond powder.
5 Next blend the sesame seeds for 5-6 seconds. You have to make a coarse powder of the sesame seeds. Add the grated jaggery and blend till combined. Add 1-2 tbsps of milk and blend. You can see the oil (sesame seeds) oozing out of the mixture.
6 Remove onto a plate and add the oats powder and almonds powder. Mix and make small balls with this mixture.
7 Store in an air tight container and they stay good for a week to ten days. You can store in the fridge too for longer shelf life.

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Sesame Seeds Laddu

Kitchen Tips:

Cardamom powder is an optional ingredient and I usually do not add it. If you are not using oats, reduce the quantity of jaggery by 1/4 cup. You can add 1/4 cup of desiccated coconut for variation.

Nuvvula (Sesame Seeds) Unda ~ Til Ke Laddu

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 Serves: 2

 Main Ingredients:

  •  sesame seeds
  •   jaggery

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I like to feed Nehal healthy desserts made from nutrition rich ingredients than a fat-rich cake or mithai. Sesame seeds Laddu falls under the category of healthy dessert. Nuvvula Unda or Nuvvula Laddu is a classic Andhra style sweet prepared for festivals like Nagula Chavati. At home, we make this calcium rich sweet often.

38 thoughts on “Nuvvula (Sesame Seeds) Unda ~ Til Ke Laddu

      1. hi sailu, i have tried this today without oats and have added dry coconut and walnuts too.. it really came out very tasty.. thank you so much for the wonderful post once again. whatever recipes you post it never fails so i try ur new recipes closing my eyes confidently every time.

      2. hi sailu, i have tried this today without oats and have added dry coconut and walnuts too.. it really came out very tasty.. thank you so much for the wonderful post once again. whatever recipes you post it never fails so i try ur new recipes closing my eyes confidently every time.

      3. hi sailu, i have tried this today without oats and have added dry coconut and walnuts too.. it really came out very tasty.. thank you so much for the wonderful post once again. whatever recipes you post it never fails so i try ur new recipes closing my eyes confidently every time.

  1. Hi Sailu,
    This is my favourite sweet in winters….

    Thank you so much for posting this recipie. I have tried most of your recipies and they come out really well. Will definitely try and feed my 3 year old daughter.

  2. Hi Sailu,
    This is my favourite sweet in winters….

    Thank you so much for posting this recipie. I have tried most of your recipies and they come out really well. Will definitely try and feed my 3 year old daughter.

  3. Is it really as simple as that? Thank you for the recipe…I have been thinking of a variety of things to do with the big pack of sesame seeds in my pantry. On to putting them to use in til ke laddu!

      1. i think pregnant women can have this. I had it many times when i was pregnant with my daughter (now 2 years old). We believe that til+cocnut gives great skin and Thats proved true.so we consume it from 5th month.

  4. Your blog is really great and has such wonderfully fool proof recipes! I tried the sesame laddus with an addition of powdered flax seeds and they were so easy and amazingly good. Addictive yes ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. hi sailu have tried this recipe. it turned out awesome and my stock of sesame is over now after long time:) thanks to you. I have almonds at home. can i use the same method to prepare almond ladoo. shall i soak almond or just roasting is fine ? let me know. looking for some good recipe. if you can advice something pls.

  6. hi sailu have tried this recipe. it turned out awesome and my stock of sesame is over now after long time:) thanks to you. I have almonds at home. can i use the same method to prepare almond ladoo. shall i soak almond or just roasting is fine ? let me know. looking for some good recipe. if you can advice something pls.

  7. Hi Sailu, I recently chanced upon your blog and am hooked to it now! I have 2 young kids and am constantly looking for nutritious recipes. This sesame laddu looks really good and i want to try it. Is it okay to use old fashioned rolled oats (which requires quite a bit of cooking when we make porridge) or do you reccommend instant oats? Thanks and keep up the good work, Aparna

  8. hello sailu, this makar sankrathi i tried your laddu recipe and it comes really very delicious. my guests like it . thank you.
    sapna

  9. It was turning out to be awesome until I added the milk. Tht made it a gooy mess. Now I have no clue how to rescue it but atleast I know where to stop next time.

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