Kala Til refers to Black Sesame Seeds, which contain healthy fats like polyunsaturated fatty acids and Omega-6.
They contain fiber, iron, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.
Black sesame seeds, and its oil, are used widely across India. The seeds are often blended with warm jaggery, sugar, or palm sugar and made into balls that are eaten as a snack.
It can be used in cereals, rice, noodles or any other dishes at mealtime. It could even be mixed with yogurt or smoothie for a rich nutty flavor. Japanese cuisine makes use of it in baked snacks, and it is sometimes sprinkled over sushi rolls.
In Korean cuisine, it is often used to marinate meat and vegetables. Chefs in tempura restaurants mix black sesame seeds with cottonseed oil for deep-frying.