Tilgul

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Tilgul
Tilgul kha god god bola.jpg
Type Dessert
Place of origin
India
Region or state
Maharashtra
Main ingredients
Sesame seeds, jaggery
Cookbook:Tilgul  Tilgul

Tilgul is a colourful sesame candy coated with sesame seeds; in Maharashtra people exchange tilgul on Sankranti, a Hindu festival celebrated on 14 January. The sweet is a mixture of seasame seed (called "Til" in Marathi/Hindi) and jaggery (called "Gul" in Marathi/Hindi) and hence the name. On the Sankranti eve, families serve their guests with Tilgul while saying "Tilgul ghya, goad goad bola" which literally means "Take Tilgul and talk all sweet".

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This can also refer to "Til Ka Phool" or "Flowers of Til/Sesame"