Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sesame seed (Til) chutney

"Til" is an Indian word for sesame seed. In India especially in south, "til" is generally eaten during "Dhanur Maas" i.e. during the cold season as it gives the additional heat in the body that is necessary during this season.

Sesame seed in India is generally associated with “Til Laddus”. Now that “Sankranti” is round the corner, every house in the South or in Maharashtra state will be celebrating this festival with “til Laddus”.
This tiny seed has a lot of curative properties. I recently found that it has high calcium content. 

This easy to make sesame chutney is not only tasty but healthy too.

Sesame seed chutney

Ingredients :

Sesame seeds
½ cup or 100 gms
Coriander leaves (chopped)
½ a bunch
Green chilies
Lemon juice
2-3 tsps
2-3 tbsps
To taste


  1. Roast the sesame seeds and leave it to cool.
  2. When cooled grind it to a fine powder.
  3. Add to it chopped coriander leaves, green chilies, salt, water and lemon juice and grind the whole mixture to a fine paste.
  4. Store it in a glass jar or bottle.


  • This tasty chutney can be used as sandwich spread or can be served with cutlets, pakoras, kebabs etc.
  • The taste of this chutney is enhanced when served with onion rings.
  • Will last for 10-15 days when refrigerated.

For curative properties of “til”, see the link below:

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