Shri Krishna Janmashtami, most well known festival of Udupi is fast approaching and it’s a gala time for everyone in this region. Every household is all set to prepare a number of snacks and Laddus. Preparations begin a week ahead…Things like buying a fresh batch of laddu ingredients like sesame seeds, peanuts etc, cleaning them, flouring the rice and split black gram for murukku(chakkuli) will be carried over the entire week. On the eve of Janmashtami after fasting the whole day, evenings are aromatic with all roasting, grinding, squeezing and frying things which will roar hunger pangs. But none of the condiments are allowed to touch now.
The actual sacred Pooja to Lord Krishna begins late night and continues for hours while all the laddus and snacks like chakkuli are offered to God. Only after these rituals the feast containing Kadubu(Idli cooked in steel cup), Kodakyana(yoghurt based curry), Coconut milk, number of laddus and chakkuli are served. Thus the most awaiting festival celebration concludes.
Today I am posting til ke laddu or white sesame laddu as one of the Janmashtami Recipe. You all need to try this as it is very simple tasting overwhelmingly awesome. The nutty flavor of sesame seeds plus crunchy peanuts and cashews take this til ke laddu to next level. It is hassle free as no jaggery syrup is needed. Hope you make til ke laddu on festival eve and let me know your end result through comments.
Meet you all with one more interesting recipe. Till then bye.