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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Ellu Mittai Recipe | Sesame Seed balls / Til Laddo / Ellu Urundai

When I was searching for Vinayagar Chathurthi Special recipes, apart from Kozhukattai and Sundal I found this Ellu Urudai as one of the special recipes made for that day. Ellu Urundai is one of the addictive sweet, which is made with just two main ingredients Ellu and Jaggery. Both these ingredients have high health benefits. The tiny, nutty sesame seeds are loaded with many essential minerals such as iron, calcium, phosphorus etc., While the Jaggery is the richest source of iron as well. This recipe is one of the easiest ways to enjoy the health benefits of these ingredients. Here we go for the step by step preparation of this nutty Ellu Urundai.
Pictures updated on 13th October 2016

Sesame Seeds - 1 Cup(I have used white variety)
Jaggery (powdered) - 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp  
Water - 1/2 cup 
Ghee - 1 tsp(Optional)
1. Dry roast the sesame seeds in a pan until it turns golden brown. Take care not to burn the sesame seeds.
2. Meanwhile, dissolve the Jaggery in water and strain if there are any impurities. Then bring the Jaggery syrup to boil. Stir it in low flame. Once it reaches one string consistency add the roasted sesame seeds. (To check for the correct consistency, add a drop of syrup in a cup of water. It should not dissolve in water instead it should be able to form a small ball)
3. Add the ghee and switch off the flame. Apply ghee on your hands and when your hand is able to bear the heat make it into equal sized balls. When the mixture turns crumbly and dry, heat it again to form balls.
Tiny, crunchy and nutty sesame balls are ready. Cool it for few mins and store it in air tight containers.
Points to remember:
  • You can also grind the sesame seeds coarsely before adding to the sugar syrup.
  • You can use the black variety sesame seeds as well. If you prefer, add a pinch of powdered cardamom for the flavor.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya


  1. Ellu urundai looks delicious.. Perfectly made guilt free dessert.

  2. Addictive and healthy urundais..love to have some.

  3. my favorite...and looks very tasty..lovely ladoos! Perfect for Ganesh Chaturthi!

  4. My fav ellu urundai dear, lovely....
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  5. Perfect roubo shaped n healthy laduss..specially those r Very imp for kids n ladies..

  6. I am sure this must have tasted delectable :)

  7. They look nice.. i too had posted the same few days before . Do check them out...

  8. ohhh...my favorite...I am definitely gonna try this but for now I will head to the indian store to overcome my craving by getting these


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