Sesame Seeds/ Til Seeds Panjiri -gluten free and vegan recipe

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Sesame Seeds Panjiri– is a staple from Indian eaten as a nutritional supplement. Its generally made from wholewheat flour, but this recipe is an exception and a low fat version. This recipe does not use any flour so its gluten free and also as no use of ghee and oil has been made so this is a very nice winter dessert with no fat and is completely Vegan. Sesame or Til seeds are a Super food.

Being one of the initial oil seeds known to mankind, these seeds are an excellent source of copper, manganese, calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, molybdenum, and selenium. Need more reasons to include them to your meal plan? Here it goes.

They are an excellent source of omega-6 fatty acids, flavonoid phenolic anti-oxidants, vitamins, and dietary fiber with potential anti-cancer as well as health promoting properties. Other than these reasons, this recipe is very special for me because I made this for my kids who just skip any dish if they see any kind of seed shining on top when served. Also normally all recipes of Panjiri have a good amount of clarified butter/Ghee in them which I don’t enjoy. So, this recipe was an experiment to fulfill both needs and my desire to keep my desserts low on calories and light on stomach.


When this Super rich food joins hands with super healthy ingredients like nuts and dried fruits and with zero fat in it, a super dessert is served. I couldn’t have given it a more dramatic intro. No? Lol.

Til Panjiri

Til Panjiri


But it’s true to the core and my bonus is both my kids are going crazy over this Sesame seed Panjiri. So, all mothers out there must definitely save this recipe in their super serving for Kids list like me.Sesame or Til seeds are a Super food. A must prepare in winters only as Sesame seeds are hot and should not be taken in big quantities in summers. I loved it with my evening Tea !

til panjiri recipe

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Sesame Seeds/ Til Seeds Panjiri
Course dessert
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course dessert
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
  1. Take a pan and dry roast the sesame seeds on low flame till golden brown.
  2. Cool and grind them in a mixer.
  3. Now, to the powdered seeds in the mixer itself, add almonds, sugar, raisins, dried apricots and green cardomom.Pulse them till all dried fruits too blend well.
  4. Take this out in a storage container and now add grated coconut if you wish. Coconut is optional as per taste.
  5. You may replace sugar with Jaggery or sugar free also. The amount of Jaggery to be adjusted to taste.
  6. Add some raisins and slivered (unsoaked) almonds for more flavors.
  7. Itu2019s a dry mixture and can be stored for weeks. Best enjoyed in winters with morning or evening Tea!
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21 Responses

  1. Michelle says:

    I’m so glad to discover this recipe! I’ve never tried this before and it sounds so delicious. I love the sound of the mix of ground almond, dry fruit, cardamon and coconut with the sesame seeds. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Aish Das-Padihari says:

    Hi Aditi, never tried til panjeri before but I’m thinking it must be really good and yum. I’m saving the recipe for the winter.

  3. What a fascinating story about the origins and history of this ingredient. I am a bit of a food history nerd. The flavors sound so aromatic with the spices. I am pinning for this for later. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I have never heard of panjiri. It looks fabulous and delicious. And if kids like it, I am all over it! I can’t wait to try it!

  5. i have never heard of this dish but im really interested to learn how to incorporate more into my you enjoy as a snack?

  6. It’s so fun to learn about new dishes like this! It sounds delicious – Love flavors like cardamom. I’d love to give it a try sometime!

  7. Cheryl says:

    This sounds so interesting. I feel like I could eat this as a dinner or dessert.

  8. Kate says:

    I have never heard of anything like this before. It sounds so good! Great flavors.

  9. I have tried Til Panjiri before – many many years ago thru a college friend. I didn’t know it was so easy to make! I must try soon. Thanks

  10. I just found a giant bag of sesame seeds in my pantry and was wondering what to do with them. Now I know! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  11. Anne Murphy says:

    I like the seeds and fruit together!

    And since I have to be gluten free, and avoid adding sugar, a gluten free, sugar optional recipe is just what I like! LOL

  12. Yum! I’ve never tried anything like this Sesame seed Panjiri, but I have a feeling my daughter and I would both adore it based on the ingredient list! Thanks for opening my eyes to a new food to try!

  13. Amanda Mason says:

    Ok Ive never heard of this before but it sounds amazing! Like…I want to go make this right now! The nutritional value in this recipe…WOW! So healthy and I love that it’s gluten free!!

  14. never heard this before and so glad that you share such a priceless and ethnic recipe like this

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