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Tilgul is a colourful sesame candy coated with sesame seeds; in Maharashtra people exchange tilgul on Sankranti, a Hindu festival celebrated on 14 January, which continue till Rathsaptami, till 7 days.
|Place of origin||India|
|Region or state||Maharashtra|
|Main ingredients||Sesame seeds, jaggery|
Due to Sesame and Jageery, this candy is healthy for human body during winter season. That's why this candy exchange festival is in winter.
The sweet is a mixture of sesame seeds (called "Til" in Marathi) and jaggery (called "Gul" in Marathi) and hence the name. On Sankranti eve, families serve their guests with Tilgul while saying "Tilgul ghya, goad goad bola" which literally means "Take Tilgul and talk sweetly".