Maakhiyah Waara Borinda|Honey And Sesame Seeds Balls
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Lal loi or Lohri special, roasted sesame seeds with caramelized honey !
Recipe type: Sweet
Makes 20 portions
  • Sesame seeds 1 cup
  • Honey 1cup (The seeds to honey proportion should be 1:1)
  • Salt, less than ¼ tsp
  • Dried nuts like unsalted pistachios or dried Tutti frutti- the assorted candied fruits (Optional)
  1. In a small pan, pour 1 cup of honey and heat the pan. Within 2 minutes the consistency of honey will turn thinner. Put off the flame and set aside.
  2. In a thick bottomed and preferably a wide pan, dry roast (toast) sesame seeds on low flame, tossing frequently with a spatula. Soon the seeds will turn bit crisp.(Nicely toasted seeds when crushed between fingers will easily turn into powder).Be careful as not to burn the seeds or else the end product will be bitter in taste.
  3. If using pistachios, slightly toast them separately and set aside.
  4. Now in the toasted seeds, carefully add the warm honey, some salt and give it a gentle stir, so as to mix the ingredients.
  5. Now let the mixture cook till the honey changes the colour, to few shades darker and is almost completely absorbed by the seeds. Do not mix the ingredients or else the sheen (shine) might be lost.
  6. Towards the end, you can add roasted pistachios or tutti frutti by sprinkling these over the mixture, without stirring in with spatula.
  7. Switch off the flame and pour this hot mixture on either a greased plate or on parchment paper- laced plate.
  8. Let the mixture stand for a while, and then roll a spoonful of this mixture in between your greased palms to make a small rolled Borinda (ball). If the mixture is too hot , it will scald your palms and if cold, it will harden and you wont be able to roll these. In such case, just let the mixture cool down and just cut into rectangles/ squares or uneven shaped brittle.
  9. Pack these in airtight containers after letting these cool down till the core.
Recipe by Sindhi Rasoi |Sindhi Recipes at