Gajak Recipe

Gajak Recipe

Cuisine: Rajasthani

Gajak Recipe: Gajak is a sweet delicacy made from sesame seeds or peanuts and jaggery or sugar syrup. It’s a popular winter treat in North India, especially during festivals like Makar Sankranti.


  • 1/4 cup cashewnuts

  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds (til)

  • 200 gms sugar

  • 2 tblsp pure ghee


  • Grease a tray with a little ghee.
  • Roast sesame seeds over a low heat up until lightly brown.
  • Roast cashew nuts also until lightly brown.
  • Combine sugar, remaining ghee and 2 tblsp of water.
  • Stir fry the mixture over medium heat up till it turns into a thick syrup.
  • Take off from heat,
  • Stir in sesame seeds and cashew nuts.
  • Mix well.
  • Transfer the mixture onto a buttered tray and then level it.
  • Make cuts as per the required size and shape and allow to cool.
  • When cold, separate the pieces and serve.

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