Tilgul

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Tilgul
Tilgul kha god god bola.jpg
Course Dessert
Place of origin India
Region or state Maharashtra
Main ingredients Sesame seeds, jaggery
Cookbook: Tilgul  Media: 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 sesame seeds (called "Til" in Marathi/Hindi) and jaggery (called "Gul" in Marathi/Hindi) and hence the name. On Sankranti eve, families serve their guests with Tilgul while saying "Tilgul ghya, goad goad bola" which literally means "Take Tilgul and talk sweetly".

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