Tiler Khaja
Sliced Sesame Seed Candy
TypeSnacks
CourseConfectionery
Place of originKushtia, Bangladesh Bangladesh
Region or stateBengal
Associated cuisineBangladeshi
Created byTeli community of Kushtia[1]
Main ingredientsSuger, Sesame

Sesame Seed Candy or Tiler Khaja (Bengali: তিলের খাজা) is a type of confectionery made from sesame seeds produced in Kushtia District of Bangladesh which is well known to the people of the country including Kushtia.[2][3] The shape of this confectionery is flattened and oblong. Peeled sesame seeds are spread on it and the inside is slightly hollow.[4]

Origin

There are some theories about the origins of this famous confectionery from Kushtia. According to history, this item appeared in Kushtia in East Bengal while India was undivided. The locals of Kushtia refer to the Teli community as the inventors of this confectionery.[1]

In 1971, a factory at Charmilpara, Kushtia that produces Tiler Khaja was opened.[5]

Ingredients

Ingredients for Tiler Khaja are:[6]

Recipe

First, sugar, water, milk, etc. are boiled in a pan for ten to twelve minutes. In this way the sugar will melt and mix with other ingredients. This hot mixture or pure sugar is then poured out of the pot to cool. When it cools down, the sticky sugar mixture or paste is lifted and tied in a loop. Usually after a few minutes the two of them complete the process of pulling and lengthening this adhesive mixture. This causes the inside to swell and the color to turn white.[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Khaja: Kushtia's mouth-watering sweet". The Daily Star. Archived from the original on 15 October 2020. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  2. ^ কুষ্টিয়ার বিখ্যাত তিলের খাজা. obhijan.com (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 21 October 2020. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  3. ^ 'হায় রে মজার তিলের খাজা'. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 9 May 2021. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  4. ^ কুষ্টিয়ার তিলের খাজা. risingbd.com (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 5 December 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  5. ^ Jahidul Alam Joy (20 September 2015). কুষ্টিয়ার রাজা তিলের খাজা. Daily Janakantha (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 4 February 2020. Retrieved 9 March 2022.
  6. ^ কুষ্টিয়ার সুস্বাদু তিলের খাজা. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 18 October 2020. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  7. ^ খাবার পাতে দেশের খাবার. Prothom Alo. Archived from the original on 16 October 2020. Retrieved 13 October 2020.