‘Open Sesame’ is a famous phrase in the movie Alibaba and forty thieves. Yes!! It bursts open when it attains maturity. They are available in two colours -white and black. In Hindu mythology, the black seeds represent Lord Sani(Saturn). They are rich in iron, magnesium and has anti-cancer properties. Adding jaggery to it makes it more rich in iron. They are used to extract oil. Next to ghee, they are more auspicious in lighting lamps.
Sesame seeds – 1 ladle
Jaggery – 3/4 ladle
- Roast the sesame seeds in a pan. Cover it with a plate since it bursts out from the pan.
- Once it starts producing sizzling sound, turn off the stove. Allow it to cool.
- Now grind the roasted sesame seeds along with the jaggery.
- You can serve it as a powder or it can be made into balls.