Sesame Seeds Chutney (Til ki chutney)

Sesame seeds chutney

India is rich in food culture. In India, some food items are introduced in our food habits according to seasons. In the winter season to beat the cold, sesame seed foods are introduced in our food habits. The one recipe of sesame seeds is sesame seeds chutney. 

Sesame seeds are a good source of healthy fats, protein, B vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and other beneficial plant compounds. Regularly eating substantial portions of these seeds may help to control blood sugar, combat arthritis pain, and lower cholesterol.

Dry Sesame Seeds Chutney is a famous Chutney in India and cooked house to house. It is a combination of Sesame seeds, Garlic , Red Chilies and Cumin Seeds. Various types of dry or fresh chutneys have always been part of our daily meal since olden days. Sesame seeds chutney can be made with different methods. Let's look at a simple recipe of dry sesame seeds chutney...

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 6 minutes

Quantity: 1.25 Cups

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Taste: Medium Spicy

If you like Sesame Chutney then you will surely like Groundnut Chutney and Raw Mango Chutney.


  • 1 cup Sesame seeds (Til)
  • 3-4 chopped Garlic (Lehsun)
  • 2 teaspoon Red Chilies powder (lal Mirch)
  • 2 teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • Salt to taste

How to Make?

step 1

Take a pan. Heat it and put Sesame seeds in it. Roast Sesame seeds in low flame for 2 minutes. Keep it stirring occasionally.

step 2

Take it out on a plate and put it aside to cool down.

step 3

When Sesame seeds are cooled down, mix chopped Garlic, Red Chilies Powder, Cumin Seeds and Salt in a mixer pot.

step 4

Blend it to a fine mixture.

step 5

It is ready to eat.

Sesame seeds chutney

Special Note

  • The most obvious difference between black and white sesame seeds will be the color. ... Black sesame seeds are also slightly bitter as a result of the hulls being present; White sesame seeds have a sweeter and nuttier flavor, which is the flavor of the kernels of the seeds.
  • Sesame Seeds are hot in nature so in winter you can eat it regularly. But in summer, don't over eat it.

Variations of chutney

  • We can use Black sesame seeds or White sesame seeds as base to this Chutney. Black sesame seeds have strong aroma...
  • If you want it to be more spicy then, you can increase the quantity of chili powder.
  • We can add roasted curry leaves ( curry leaves roasted in oil) to give a twist to the taste and recipe.
  • We can use it for fasting(Upwas) as a taste enhancer but no need to add garlic and curry leaves while preparing it.

How to Serve Sesame Seeds Chutney?

  • You can serve this chutney by adding some edible oil in it and eat with Roti/Chapati/Paratha.
  • You can spread it on the steamed rice, pour some edible oil if you want and eat it.
  • It tastes best with Parathas/Thalipeeth.
  • You can serve it with a daily meal which can be used as a taste enhancer due to its vibrant flavour.
  • You can serve this chutney by sprinkling some lesson juice on it.
  • This chutney is the best option to eat with Roti/Chapati for odd time hunger when there is no remaining sabji or you don't like sabji cooked at home (my suggestion is to eat each and every sabji as those give different types of nutrients to us).

How to preserve Sesame Seeds Chutney?

It's dry chutney so we can store it in an air-tight jar and keep it at room-temperature. No need to store it in the refrigerator. It can be easily stored for a month in an air-tight jar.

How to increase the taste of Sesame Seeds Chutney while eating?

  • Add some lemon while eating it in the meal.
  • Add some oil while eating with Roti or Paratha.

Benefits of Sesame Seeds Chutney

This chutney is a mixture of Sesame seeds, Garlic, Red Chilies and Cumin Seeds. There are different health benefits of these components separately. The main ingredient of sesame seeds chutney is sesame seeds. Let us see the benefits of sesame seeds.

Benefits of sesame seeds

  • Sesame seeds are a good source of healthy fats, protein, B vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and other beneficial plant compounds.
  • Regularly eating substantial portions of these seeds may aid blood sugar control
  • It also helps to combat arthritis pain
  • It lowers the cholesterol
  • Sesame seeds give great relief for constipation and indigestion. 
Let's look at the benefits we get when combining these ingredients together.
  • Inclusion of Sesame seeds chutney in daily meals is helpful for the problem of constipation and indigestion.
  • This Chutney is healthy as it's made from Sesame Seeds, garlic, Cumin Seed.
  • Sesame Seeds are highly nutritious as it is the best option for protein in vegan or vegetarian food. So, if you want to consume some Sesame Seeds, you can make this chutney and eat it daily.
  • It can be used as a taste enhancer for your Snack/Lunch/Brunch/Dinner.
  • It can be used as a replacement to Sabji.
  • It is easy to carry while travelling.
  • It can be made within 15-20 minutes. So, it's time efficient.
  • When guests are coming for a meal, it can accessorize your plate.

Different recipes of Sesame seeds

Sesame seeds have been traditionally consumed for the overall health of the body. Sesame seeds are widely used in Indian cuisine to make different food items. Some of these recipes are…

  • Sesame seed ladoo
  • Sesame seed chikki
  • Sesame seed curry
  • Sesame seed salad
  • Sesame seed rice
  • Sesame seed chutney (dry/wet)

Even sesame seed oil is used in regular food preparation and also sesame seed oil used in different Ayurvedic medicines.

My experience with Sesame Seeds Chutney

In the Winter season, Sesame Seeds Chutney is the unavoidable side dish in our plates due to its health benefits. There are always some chutneys and pickles on my dining table, Sesame Seeds chutney is one of them. Sesame Seeds Chutney is frequently eaten at my home. It is even liked by my kids, my husband and in-laws.


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Sesame Seeds Chutney is healthy especially during the winter season. So, make it and use it on a daily basis in your meal.Try this simple and easy recipe. Eat it , Share it and I am sure people will ask you about its recipe.

Happy Cooking…

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