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710 sesame seeds recipes

Last Updated : Mar 02,2019

तिल रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (sesame seeds recipes in Hindi)
તલ રેસીપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (sesame seeds recipes in Gujarati)

Sesame Seeds Recipes, 729 Indian Sesame Seeds Recipes

sesame seeds (til) recipes collection. Indian sesame seeds recipesSesame seeds are tiny, oval shaped seeds that are a little nutty in taste and give a slight crunch when you eat them. They are available in different colors – white, black or even yellow – even though the taste difference is negligible. Sesame seeds can be had roasted, added raw to recipes or turned into a paste. They are used in Asian cuisines along with Indian and Middle Eastern. They never over power the food they are added to, they just provide a subtle nutty taste.

Indian Sesame Seeds Recipes

Til Chikki
Til Chikki

Sesame are also known as Til in India. They are used in a variety of Indian recipes ranging from sweets to savories. The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of til is Chikki. Til Chikki is a sweet that is mostly made during Makar Sankranti, where sesame seeds are mixed with melted jaggery to form sheets, that are cut and eaten once hardened. In the same way you can make Til Ladu, an old but gold recipe.

Whole Wheat Coriander and Sesame Seeds NaanWhole Wheat Coriander and Sesame Seeds Naan

In India, sesame seeds are used as a garnish, as a topping or even in gravies of different subzis. Black Sesame seeds are put over naan, like the Whole Wheat Coriander and Sesame Seeds Naan, to give their nutty flavor, roasted and grinded into pastes with other whole spices to form the base gravy of Hyderabadi subzis like Mirch ka Salan and Baghara Baingan and added to doughs to make delicious khakhras.

Sesame Seeds Recipes for Snacks


Sesame seeds make a great addition to different types of snacks. Due to its versatility, it can be added at any stage whether beginning or the end. A tadka of sesame seeds and curry leaves is poured over the Gujarati classic, Khandvi, along with coconut and coriander while a similar tempering is also poured over the ever tasty Khaman Dhokla.

The seeds are can also be directly added to the batter of Mixed Dal Handvo, or be tossed along with stead Doodhi Muthias to coat them well. Roasted Sesame Seeds are super flavorful and full of nutty goodness which makes them an excellent garnish for a lot of dishes. From Chatpata aloo, which has potatoes tossed in a bunch of different spices to Crackling Spinach, which is just simple fried spinach with oil, both use roasted sesame seeds as a garnish.

International Sesame Seeds Recipes

Stir Fried French Beans and Garlic
Stir Fried French Beans and Garlic

Tahini, is a middle eastern a roasted sesame seed dip which is served as a side dish with chips as a dip or used as an ingredient to make other dips like hummus and Baba Ganoush. White sesame seeds are also widely used to decorate artisanal breads and is seen used on burger buns and bagels.

Sesame seeds are sprinkled over certain foods in a variety of Asian recipes like Sushi in Japanese or the Chinese Stir Fried French Beans and Garlic. Its unique taste is an extraordinary addition to a Mongolian Stir Fry of colorful vegetables or to a dipping sauce for Vegetable Dumplings.

If you want to know more about the Uses of Sesame Seeds, then you can check out our article on that.

Benefits of Sesame Seeds, Til

Sesame Seeds (Til) : These tiny white seeds are indeed a good source of protein. Half of daily requirement of calcium is fulfilled by consuming ½ cup of sesame seeds. Sesame seeds are a storehouse of ironfolic acid and help to prevent iron deficiency  anaemia and boost your energy. The lignans, a type of polyphenol, present in seed does wonders to naturally reduce cholesterol levels. See detailed benefits of sesame seeds

Hope you like this collection of Recipes using Sesame seeds. Scroll down below for more.

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Mixed Vegetables with Sesame Seeds
Recipe# 5720
27 Sep 14

by Tarla Dalal
Sesame seeds is an ingredient that is so aromatic and flavourful that it is used in almost every cuisine, in some form or the other! In this delicious preparation of Mixed Vegetables with Sesame Seeds, it has a pervasive influence, which stands out over other strongly flavoured ingredients like soy ....
French Beans with Sesame Seeds ( Soups and Salads Recipe )
Recipe# 393
11 Jun 12

 by Tarla Dalal
This is a perfect every day salad that is light and healthy and makes your meal times complete. While sliced french beans can be used alone and tossed in with dressing, we’ve used green cucumber and celery to add extra bite and crunch into the salad. Toasted sesame seeds too enhance the taste. We’ve ....
Cucumber and Sesame Seeds Salad
Recipe# 1996
01 Jan 1900

by Tarla Dalal
A fantabulous salad of crunchy cucumber dotted with spicy, roasted sesame and crushed peanuts. A tempering of jeera and a garnish of chopped coriander add their strokes of flavour to this lovely creation. Enjoy the Cucumber and Sesame Seeds Salads as soon as it is tossed because cucumber tends to le ....
Whole Wheat Coriander and Sesame Seeds Naan
Recipe# 40859
17 Jul 12

 by Tarla Dalal
Um, a whiff of this aromatic naan is enough to kindle your appetite. The peppy smell and flavour of coriander and sesame seeds make this whole wheat naan a brilliant choice for the main course . It has a grand air about it, which makes it apt for a festive menu, ....
Nylon Khaman Dhokla ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 547
25 Feb 19

 by Tarla Dalal
These dhoklas are so soft and spongy that the reference to nylon is really apt! What is more, this recipe is also very easy to implement if you follow these simple instructions properly and practice it a bit. The addition of fruit salt to the batter, and water to the tempering, are the two main fact ....
Bhindi Masala
Recipe# 22206
13 Jun 11

 by Tarla Dalal
Bhindi Masala always brings to mind a yummy dish, literally floating in oil! Free yourself from the calorie scare with this innovative zero-oil recipe for Bhindi Masala. Despite not having any oil, your favourite dish is as tasty as ever, as the bhindi is stuffed with a mouth-watering mixture of ....
Mixed Dal Handvo ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 583
19 Dec 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Mixed dal handvo is a traditional gujarati savoury cake, which is a nutritious meal in its own right when served with chutney and buttermilk. Although readymade flour is available in the market, we suggest you try this version to experience the true flavour. The grated bottle gourd is a very critica ....
Mirchi Ka Salan ( Hyderabadi Style)
Recipe# 268
15 Apr 19

 by Tarla Dalal
The Hyderabadi Biryani experience is simply incomplete without the quintessential Mirchi ka Salan. Mirchi ka Salan is a curry of Bhavnagari chillies, flavoured with a rich paste of roasted peanuts, coconut, sesame seeds and red chillies. The spicy paste gives you a delectable kick, while tamarin ....
Baked Chaklis
Recipe# 3961
05 Apr 19

 by Tarla Dalal
This simple and delicious recipe is a real treat for weight watchers. Chaklis, the popular indian snack, is usually deep-fried and contains loads of calories. Here's how to make them with 1 tsp of oil to near perfection by baking them in an oven. Munch them at anytime of the day when hunger strikes. ....
Vegetable Kolhapuri, Maharashtrain Vegetable Kolhapuri
Recipe# 4382
16 May 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Vegetable Kolhapuri is a traditional vegetable dish prepared in Maharashtrian style. In fact, it is the masala paste made with coconut, red chillies, sesame seeds and other ingredients that gives it the title of Kolhapuri! The paste gives the veggies a ....
Doodhi Muthia ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 553
02 Apr 19

by Tarla Dalal
Muthia is a fist-shaped steamed snack that's much-loved by the Gujaratis. Doodhi and onions when combined with an apt combination of semolina and flours like whole wheat flour and besan yield delicious Doodhi Muthias. Ingredients like ginger, green chillies ....
Khaman Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks )
Recipe# 33269
25 Feb 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Khaman dhokla, a famous snack sold in every street of Gujarat, it is no longer restricted to that region -- it is readily available in every part of the country. People love these yummy dhoklas as a breakfast, snack or as a farsan (savoury accompaniment) in the lunch or dinner menu. We made it ....
Crispy Karela
Recipe# 4332
16 May 13

 by Tarla Dalal
The pleasant sweetness of jaggery and the enticing charm of poppy seeds and cashewnuts tone down the bitterness of bitter gourd to an extremely enjoyable level, in this special dry subzi. Sweet, with a dash of spice, this unique subzi tastes really awesome, but what is even more special than the ....
Khaman Dhokla, Quick Microwave Khaman Dhokla
Recipe# 2753
29 Jan 19

 by Tarla Dalal
The Khaman Dhokla is an all-time favourite Gujarati snack that is served with peppy green chutney at tea time. It has an exquisite texture and appetizing flavour, but is surprisingly easy to make, especially this version that is made in the
Mini Green Theplas ( Fibre Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35076
18 Oct 10

 by Tarla Dalal
A completely nourishing breakfast that will keep you active through the day – these mini theplas are a great alternative if you want a change from the regular oats porridge. Fortified with millet, ragi and soya flour, they are fibre-rich and extremely enjoyable.
Mag Dal Ni Kachori ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 564
23 Nov 14

 by Tarla Dalal
Crispy, flaky shells with a delectably spicy filling of cooked and seasoned yellow moong dal, every bite of these kachoris is worth a fortune! these can be eaten as a snack, or along with your meals. This dish gets a protein boost due to the moong-based filling, making it a great choice for kids. Ta ....
Churma Ladoo
Recipe# 2045
19 Apr 15

 by Tarla Dalal
Convenient to serve and richer in flavour, here we present the famous Rajasthani churma in ladoo form! Traditional churma, sweetened with jaggery and enhanced with coconut and sesame seeds, is shaped into ladoos that are easy to store and serve. In order to get the best texture and flavour, use coar ....
Bateta Nu Shaak, Batata Nu Shaak
Recipe# 601
23 Nov 14

by Tarla Dalal
Bateta nu shaak is one of the most popular Gujarati foods, made in almost every household. A wonderful combination of sesame seeds, curry leaves and ginger-green chilli paste giver a very distinct flavour to the otherwise bland potatoes. Lemon juice and co ....
Ghughra, Vatana na Ghughra, Green Peas Ghughra
Recipe# 551
23 Nov 14

 by Tarla Dalal
Whether deep-fried for the indulgent or baked for the health-conscious, ghughras make tea-time significantly more interesting! fry the ghughras just before serving as they tend to get cold and soggy after a while. You could also try the healthier alternative of baking the ghughras at 200ºc for ....
Palak Methi Na Muthia, Gujarati Recipe
Recipe# 554
23 Nov 14

 by Tarla Dalal
I’d say, “steam them, season them, and gobble them up!” you should ideally follow this process in quick succession and serve the palak methi na muthia soon after steaming—as freshness ensures the greatest satisfaction as far as this dish goes. It does take a while to painstakingly clean and chop ....
Hyderabadi Baghara Baingan
Recipe# 4353
09 Mar 19

by Tarla Dalal
A flavour-packed treat for your palate, the Hyderabadi Baghara Baingan is loaded with the dynamic flavours of several seeds and spices. Slit brinjals are cooked with an aromatic and spicy tempering of seeds, curry leaves and green chillies, and a rich paste that contains a large gamut of flavour ....
Dakor Na Gota ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 563
18 Feb 19

by Tarla Dalal
Peek into a secret treasure from the traditional households of gujarat! a special recipe prepared on the occasion of holi, dakor na gota is an age old recipe that hails from the village of dakor in gujarat. Although the recipe involves deep-frying, it is otherwise quite easy to prepare as the ingred ....
Moong Dal Dhokla
Recipe# 2874
26 Mar 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Pucca traditional and perfect to the core, the Moong Dal Dhokla represents everything that dhoklas stand for – sumptuous, tasty and aromatic! A wholesome batter of soaked and ground moong dal is complemented by ingredients like besan, curds and fruit salt to get the ideal texture and flavour. To ....
Til Chikki
Recipe# 2940
09 Feb 19

 by Tarla Dalal
A nutritious treat for to-be moms, as the winning combo of sesame seeds and jaggery gives a good boost of iron, which is required to maintain healthy haemoglobin levels. Pop a Til Chikki into your mouth whenever you feel nauseous, and you are sure to feel better instantly. When making this chikk ....
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