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In India, sesame seeds are used for various dishes like in Tamil Nadu, sesame oil is used extensively in their cuisine. Milagai podi, a popular gun powder made of sesame seeds and dry red chilli mixed together enhances the flavor and served with traditional foods like Idli, dosa etc. In other parts of India, til is used in preparing the Til pitha during bihu in Assam and Tilgul in Marathi and Til Ladoo is a very popular Indian sweet. Sesame seeds are used liberally in cooking to make a rich flavorful paste which is then added to different cuisines.