Thursday, April 14, 2016

L - Lai / Til ki Patti / Til Chikki / Sesame seed Brittle

BM # 63

Day : 12

Theme: Regional Cuisine 

Cuisine : Sindhi

Lai is a sugar based chikki or brittle that we Sindhi's make. We make a variety of these brittles and the sesame one is made specially on Tir Moori. Tir Moori is same as Makar Sankranti.

This is a harvest festival which marks the transition of the sun into the zodiacal sign of Capricorn on its celestial path. The festival is celebrated in most of the Indian states, but by different names.

Lai is also made during the Diwali festival, but with a wider variety. We have Phulan ji Lai ( kurmura chikki ) Singar ji Lai ( gram flour vermicilli chikki ) , Daal ji Lai ( daliya chikki ) and of course many with dry fruits.

Sindhis have the custom of sending a goody bag on every festival to daughters and
Lai is a part of the goody bag sent to daughters during Diyari and Tir Moori.

I am also linking this post to the A-Z Challenge.


1 cup sugar
1 cup sesame seeds
2 tsp ghee
Pistachios for garnish


In a nonstick pan roast the sesame seeds for a few minutes.
Remove and keep aside.
In the same pan put ghee and sugar.
Let the sugar dissolve .
Add the roasted sesame seeds and mix well.
Remove this lump on a greased platform.
With wet hands bring this mass together.
Roll it with a greased rolling pin .
Ideally you should roll it as thin as possible.
Immediately sprinkle pistachios.
Cut into squares right away.

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  1. I like that pistachio garnish on til chikki.

  2. Gosh this looks so beautiful Vaishali...and yes your pistas are so green and lovely..I love sesame chikki and won't mind this..

  3. Beautiful looking chikkis. Pista adds a nice colour to it...

  4. Till Chikki came out amazing Vaishali, love the garnish and your cute props..

  5. That is such a beautiful chikki, love the pistachio garnish on top.

  6. Such beautiful looking chikkis .Would love to grab them straight from the screen.

  7. My god, wow those til chikkis are simply ultimate, feel like munching some.

  8. The garnish of pistachio in a til chikki is new to me. I am amazed at the versions of til chikki in India.

  9. love those perfect triangle shapes.. splendid.

  10. This is one such beautiful looking chikki,the pistachio garnish makes it amazing.

  11. Beautiful chikki, made to look even more interesting with the pistas!!

  12. Very healthy chikki with pistachios !

  13. We love til chikkis and this is so simple to make. I am definitely making this soon :)

  14. have seen this version with pistachios in Chandigarh... they looked like great oceans of til barfi....

  15. your version with the green pistacchios looks so good with them peeking through

  16. the pistachios look gorgerous here

  17. Love those golden color beauties and love to know some interesting traditions..

  18. beautiful looking chikkis with pistachios