Thala Guli (Sesame Rolls)
Sri Lankan Thala Guli is best known as a local sweetmeat. Since it contains sesame seeds and jaggery, this thala guli considered as a healthy sweetmeat. This is the best thala guli recipe that i have ever tried. Enjoy this home made sweet for this Christmas. If you are really in a hurry you can blend
- Grind the sesame seeds in a spice grinder until fine and powdery, or pound using a mortar and pestle, a little at a time, until the seeds are crushed and oily. As each batch is done, turn into a bowl.
- Add the palm sugar and salt and use your hands to mix well — the heat of your hands and vigorous kneading will help to soften the palm sugar, and after a while the mixture will hold together. If this is taking too long, add the sesame oil until the mixture just holds its shape.
- Take 1 teaspoon of the mixture at a time and roll into neat-sized balls. These may be arranged on a serving plate but traditionally they are wrapped in rectangular pieces of wax or baking paper that has been fringed at the ends. The paper is twisted on either side of the balls so each one looks like a miniature Christmas cracker. Serve at the end of a curry meal, or as a between-meal treat.