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Gur Rewari and Chikki Til Laddu are two famous traditional Indian desserts. Gur Rewari, a small, flat, and oval-shaped treat, is made with brown-colored jaggery, a type of cane sugar with many micronutrients in it. Coated on the jaggery are roasted sesame seeds.
Chikki Til Laddu is a round ball of sesame seeds in jaggery. This dessert is rich in calcium, iron, and potassium. Chikki Til Laddu also has zero trans fat or cholesterol. Although the one I ate was only made up of jaggery and sesame seeds, Chikki Til Laddu may be seen with peanuts, coconut, or any other ingredient to spice up the flavors.
I bought these treats at a local Indian store. As a fan of sesame, I was eager to try it out. Fortunately, I was pleasantly surprised for desserts. Gur Rewari had a hard texture to bite into, but it was crunchy. Although the jaggery flavor was a bit too sweet for me, Gur Rewari would make a perfect to-go snack, since it isn’t messy or inconvenient.
Chikki Til Laddu, on the other hand, was a lot harder to bite into. It was as hard as a rock, but the flavor didn’t cease to amaze me. There was a perfect amount of sweetness and fragrancy that urged me to eat another one. The Chikki Til Laddu had more sesame than jaggery, unlike Gur Rewari.
I enjoyed Chikki Til Laddu more than Gur Rewari, despite its firmness. As long as your teeth can handle the hardness, I totally recommend these desserts!