In a pan/skillet dry roast black sesame seeds and flax seeds on a medium
heat. When more than few sesame crackles and the seed releases its aroma
remove from heat. Empty it into a bowl and allow it to cool.
In the same pan on a medium heat dry roast Almonds, Walnuts and peanuts
separately until the nuts releases its aroma for 30 seconds to a minute.
Don't let the nuts change color. Spread it on a plate/ bowl and allow it to
In a mixer/blender combine almonds, walnuts and peanuts and grind to
coarse powder. Don't let the mixie run for more than 5 seconds.Pulse.pluse.
Empty the jar. Now add sesame seeds and grind to coarse powder with the
same pulsing technique.
Combine crushed black sesame seeds, nuts powder, grated jaggery and
cardamon and grind until it combines using the same pulse technique.
Empty the jar into a bowl. Take a hand full of the sesame nuts mixture and
start rolling it into a ball by gently pressing the mixture.
Yields - 26
If the mixture doesn't bind into a ball sprinkle luke warm water.
You can roast nuts in the oven.
We should wash black sesame seeds and dry (preferably sun dry) it well
before roasting. I do both ways.
You can substitute black sesame seeds with white sesame seeds. But I like
the former. The rich nutty flavor in black sesame cannot be matched by
While buying jaggery choose the the dark brown ones which are "true"
unrefined sugar. The lighter ones are bleached using bi-carbonate and/or
may contain chemicals.