sesame brittle

Sesame Brittle Recipe

Sesame Brittle, or Til Ki Gajak as its known in India, is a yummy and moreish snack to be enjoyed with the family. It can be a little tricky to make, but with this recipe, you’re certain to get the crunch right.


500g jaggery (or palm sugar)
200g sesame seeds
20g sliced pistachios
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
100g ghee
2 tbsp dried rose petals


  • Grease the bottom of a sheet pan with ghee and set aside
  • Roast the sliced pistachios and sesame seeds in a heavy-bottom pan on a low heat until toasted
  • When the nuts have cooled slightly, grind the mixture in a blender to create a thick and course course base. Add the cardamom and set aside.
  • In a saucepan, add the jaggery, ghee, and 1 tablespoon of water. Keep the pan on a low heat and allow the sugar to caramelise and become thick whilst stirring continuously (8-10 minutes on the heat)
  • When the sugar has turned to caramel, take the mixture off the heat and stir in the nut base.
  • Pour this caramel mixture onto the prepared sheet pan and roll it out carefully for 1/4 inch thickness. This mixture is very hot, so do not touch it
  • Sprinkle rose petals whilst the mixture is warm
  • Leave the mixture to cool for 5 minutes and cut into snack-sized pieces
  • You can keep the brittle in an airtight container for 2 weeks