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.

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Lai

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

Method

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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