Surprising Health Benefits Of Sesame Seeds

Winter is on its peak and to cope with it, you need a proper balanced diet. Sesame seeds (Til) are well known for its heating properties. Proper utilization of sesame seeds during winter will surely make you healthier.

Sesame is traditional oil seed which is a good source of calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, phosphorus and vitamin B1, it also prevents high blood pressure, and protects the liver from oxidative damage.Sesame Seeds

Uses of sesame seeds

It is largely used in bakery products like bread, toasts, bread sticks, pizza, and pasta etc. It is also commonly used in riots like Methi Paratha, kulcha, Naan, or in spicy puris. People from Maharashtra widely use Sesame Seeds during Makar Sankranti festival, they make Til laddu and Til gul Poli. In the Southern part of India, you can find people using Sesame in curries, vegetables, and in different types of rice too.

Sprinkle sesame seeds on steamed broccoli and uses little lemon juice on it. It would be a delicious salad. Add roasted sesame powder into vegetables like eggplant, bitter gourd, mix vegetables it would definitely enrich the flavor.

Finely grind 1 cup of roasted sesame seeds, 1tbsp dry chili powder, 1 tbsp cumin seeds, and salt to taste. Serve as a side dish along with Idli, Dosa or with rice.

I have a quick a Sesame Seed recipe which is widely used in middle eastern cuisine.



  1. Lightly roasted sesame seeds – 1 cup.
  2. Olive oil/ edible oil – ¼ cup.
  3. Lemon juice – 3 tbsp.
  4. Salt to taste.
  5. Garlic paste – 1 tbsp.

Procedure: Blends all the above ingredients together except oil. Add little water blend again to a smooth paste. Add olive oil and mix well. Use tahini sauce for sandwich, toast or as a salad dressing.

Hope you enjoyed our Makar Sankrati recipe. We look for forward for your valuable comments & feedback!

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Written by Bhakti D

Bhakti is a dedicated full-time certified yoga instructor and follows yogic teachings as a way of life rather than a fitness goal. Yoga has helped her lead stress-free life for herself as well as has a calming influence on the family. After she realized the goodness of Yoga, she decided to pursue Yoga more seriously by building on Yoga related competencies. She has done a number of classrooms as well as one to one teaching sessions in Mumbai, helping her clientele achieve a happy and healthy lifestyle.

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