Tilghur or Tilgur is a delicacy prepared in Chhattisgarh where sesame seeds that have been roasted are combined with peanuts and black jaggery.
The ingredients are thoroughly combined before being turned into laddoos to make Tilghur. Tilgur must be offered at all state celebrations and special events.
Tilgur is a must-served during Makar Sankranti, one of the main festivals of the state.
While Til, or sesame seeds provide warmth to the body, Gur, or jaggery is the perfect sugar replacement.
Sesame seeds also strengthen bones, boost hair quality, control blood sugar and keep skin healthy, as they are loaded with protein, calcium, iron and magnesium.
Jaggery, on the other hand, activates digestive enzymes which makes the process easier.
It is rich in iron which purifies blood, while minerals like zinc and selenium prevent early ageing. The combination of Til and Gur also boosts immunity and guards the body from seasonal infections.