Festival Recipes, Ladoo

10-min Magaz aur Til Ke Laddu | No Syrup, No Jaggery, No Ghee

Magaz – What is that ?

Magaz seeds or Muskmelon seeds are harvested from fully ripe Muskmelons and dried. Much like Pumpkin seeds used here in these Morning Glory Muffins or Sunflower seeds, these are a vital source of nutrition and is B6 and Riboflavin rich. Seeds in general provide that boost in nutrition, especially for vegans and vegetarians. Til (sesame) seeds are selenium-rich Sesame seeds that provide high calcium to growing up kids. They are rich in calories though (Almost 600 calories in 1 cup of Watermelon seeds),so weight-watchers need to use them in moderation.

As moms and caregivers ,we are continually looking for various means to boost kids’ eating habits, right? These nutrient-rich laddus are a sure shot way of ensuring their macros are taken care of. Magaz seeds combined with plant based sesame and organic jaggery makes this gluten free, vegan snack healthy.

7 reasons to make this Magaz Til Laddu:

  1. Takes 10 mins from start to finish
  2. JUST 3 ingredients needed
  3. No ghee needed
  4. No Syrup making needed
  5. No Refined Sugar needed
  6. Easy to make and munch as a snack
  7. Keeps upto a fortnight under refrigeration
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Magaz Til Laddu (Melon Seeds – Sesame Laddu)

How can I customise these Magaz Til Laddu?

  • Add roasted nuts powdered and adjust jaggery powder accordingly
  • Make with only Til (sesame) or Magaz if needed
  • Add Dates / Organic Cane Sugar in place of Jaggery as a sweetener
  • Use black sesame seeds for a nuttier and more nutrient rich laddu.

Tips to make the BEST Magaz Til Laddu

  • Make with the freshest batch of Seeds (both magaz and Til are heat sensitive so make these as soon as you buy a batch) and use fine quality jaggery
  • Dry roast both the seeds for just 10-15 seconds (till they pop) and then use them in the steps indicated.
  • Use Grated or powdered Paagu jaggery (pic shown below) to make this laddu, else they will crumble and become hard on cooling. if using the normal Achchu Vellam (rock jaggery), it will become brittle and you may need ghee or milk to bind which alters the taste and shelf life for these laddus.
  • Pulse the seeds in pulse mode in mixer, else it will become nut butter.
  • Roll into laddus when the mixture is still warm. Give it slight pressure with your palms so the seeds release the oils helping you shape them. Cold mixture may need milk or ghee to bind them.
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Pagu Vellam – This kind of soft jaggery works best for this laddu.
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Magaz Til Laddu (Melon Seeds – Sesame Laddu)

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Let’s make these Magaz Til Laddu

Prep Time – 4 mins, Cook time – 3 mins, Laddu shaping time – 3 mins ; Makes – 9 servings

  • 50 grams Muskmelon Seeds (Magaz)
  • 100 grams Sesame seeds (Til)
  • 60 grams Grated Jaggery (Gud)
  • 2 cardamoms (optional)
  • 1 tsp Pistachio (slivered, totally optional)
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Magaz (Melon) seeds combined with plant based sesame and organic jaggery makes this gluten free,vegan snack and a healthy laddu.

How to make these Magaz Til Laddu

  • In a dry pan, roast the magaz seeds on low heat for 20 seconds till they pop a bit. Transfer to a plate.
  • Similarly dry roast the sesame seeds for 15-20 seconds till they splutter. Transfer to the same plate
  • Let the seeds cool to room temperature.
  • In a blender, powder the magaz seeds for 3 seconds (use Pulse mode)
  • As shown in the collage, add half the jaggery and sesame and pulse for 5 seconds
  • Add the whole cardamom / cardamom powder and rest of the sesame seeds.
  • Pulse for 8-10 seconds till the mixture leaves the sides of the grinder
  • Check for sweet at this point, adding a tsp or more Jaggery if needed.
  • Remove to a flat plate. Cool this mixture for JUST 30 seconds.
  • Pinch out small roundels and applying adequate pressure, start rolling them into laddus.
  • The oil from the sesame and melon seeds will be enough to shape the laddus.
  • Press a slivered pistachio if using.
  • Store in an airtight container. Refrigerate if using beyond a day.
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Magaz (Melon) seeds combined with plant based sesame and organic jaggery makes this gluten free,vegan snack and a healthy laddu.
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5 from 7 votes

Magaz Til Laddu

Magaz seeds combined with plant based sesame and organic jaggery makes this gluten free,vegan snack healthy
Course Dessert, Indian Sweet, Mithai, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Festival Recipes, Gluten Free, Kids Food, Laddu, Quick Snack, Sesame, Vegan
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Laddu Shaping time 3 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Author Kalyani

Ingredients

  • 50 grams Muskmelon Seeds Magaz
  • 100 grams Sesame seeds Til
  • 60 grams Grated Jaggery Gud
  • 2 Cardamom optional
  • 1 tsp Pistachio optional

Instructions

  • In a dry pan, roast the magaz seeds on low heat for 20 seconds till they pop a bit. Transfer to a plate.
  • Similarly dry roast the sesame seeds for 15-20 seconds till they splutter. Transfer to the same plate
  • Let the seeds cool to room temperature.
  • In a blender, powder the magaz seeds for 3 seconds (use Pulse mode)
  • As shown in the collage, add half the jaggery and sesame and pulse for 5 seconds
  • Add the whole cardamom / cardamom powder and rest of the sesame seeds.
  • Pulse for 8-10 seconds till the mixture leaves the sides of the grinder
  • Check for sweet at this point, adding a tsp or more Jaggery if needed.
  • Remove to a flat plate. Cool this mixture for JUST 30 seconds.
  • Pinch out small roundels and applying adequate pressure, start rolling them into laddus.
  • The oil from the sesame and melon seeds will be enough to shape the laddus.
  • Press a slivered pistachio if using.
  • Store in an airtight container. Refrigerate if using beyond a day.

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13 Comments

  1. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    What a wonderful recipe, healthy and so easy to make. Also like the option of using dates to make these magaz til laddu. Got to try this recipe as soon as I get some muskmelon seeds.

  2. Preethicuisine

    5 stars
    Magaz till laddu looks super tempting. It is so easy to make and nutritious too. A guilt free treat to satisfy our sweet cravings. Can’t wait to try your recipe Kalyani.

  3. 5 stars
    Just awesome magaz til ladoos. Such a yum way to feed kids and adults alike with healthy food. Simple yet yum.

  4. Jayashree T.Rao

    5 stars
    Magaz til ladoos are healthy and easy to make. They are ideal to store as power snacks.

  5. 5 stars
    Super easy ladoo and without the use of ghee or sugar ..loved this and am gonna make it soon !!

  6. 5 stars
    I love magaz in various recipes and this ladoos with jaggery looks like a perfect healthy bite.

  7. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    What a healthy recipe Kalyani, love how you’ve used only seeds and jaggery to make a delicious looking sweet treat. Wondering if I can make magaz til laddu by replacing melon seeds with sunflower or pumpkin seeds.

    • yes Mayuri – it can be tried with a combo of sunflower n pumpkin seeds as they belong to the same family right. Do let me know how you liked the variation..

    • I think sunflower or pumpkin seeds can be used, but perhaps in small quantities. Do try and let me know how you liked it, Mayuri

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