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Ellu urundai | Sesame sweet balls recipe

Ellu urundai | Sesame sweet balls recipe

Ellu urundai is a healthy snack item prepared by black sesame seeds, groundnut, and jaggery syrup. This delicious sweet ball is very high in energy and rich in taste.

Ellu urundai is a famous homemade sweet prepared as a simple kids’ snack and during the festival time as an offering to god. Ellu or sesame seeds are very good for healthy weight gain in underweight kids. For extra taste, I add roasted and powdered groundnuts to make the balls. The sweetness of this ellu urundai comes from the jaggery syrup which is healthier compared to the sugar syrup.

Few health notes on Sesame, groundnuts, and jaggery:

Black sesame and white sesame both are basically the same except black seeds have their shells intact, whereas white seeds have their hulls removed. They both are similar in nutrition, although because black sesame seeds retain their hulls they are high in calcium levels than their counterpart.

Sesame seeds are a good source of zinc, riboflavin, niacin, and thiamine along with iron.

Groundnut, which is also known as peanut contains magnesium, folate, vitamin E and rich in anti-oxidants. Recent studies show that this groundnut is great for a healthy heart because of good level both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats help to lower blood cholesterol levels as well as reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. Groundnuts are high in protein, vitamins, and minerals.

Jaggery prevents constipation by providing good digestion and acts as a detoxifier, which helps to clean the liver.

All-in-all this healthy yummy snack can be added to one of your favorite snack items.

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Ellu urundai | Sesame sweet balls recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Ellu urundai is a healthy snack item prepared by black sesame seeds, groundnut, and jaggery syrup. This delicious sweet ball is very high in energy and rich in taste. Ellu urundai is a famous homemade sweet prepared as a simple kids snack and during the festival time as an offering to god. Ellu or sesame seeds are very good for healthy weight gain in underweight kids. For extra taste, I add roasted and powdered groundnuts to make the balls. The sweetness of this ellu urundai comes from the jaggery syrup which is healthier compared to the sugar syrup.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Ellu urundai, sesame sweet balls, yellu urundai
Servings: 20 balls
Calories: 100 kcal
Author: Sangeetha
Ingredients
Ingredients:
  • ½ cup black sesame seeds
  • ½ cup dry roasted groundnuts
  • ¾ cup jaggery (powdered)
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tsp ghee
Instructions
Preparation:
  1. If you have clean organic sesame seeds skip this step and proceed to the next step. Wash store-bought black sesame seeds thoroughly two times using a tea filter or small eyed filter, under fresh running water. Drain completely and spread in a clean cotton cloth and dry for two hours as shown. Collect dried seeds and proceed to the next step. You can do this well in advance and store in an airtight container for future use.
  2. Take a flat pan, add ½ cup of cleaned sesame and roast in low flame. In few minutes the seeds start spluttering. Switch off, let it cool. Keep it aside.
  3. If you don’t have dry roasted groundnuts, then add raw groundnuts and fry in medium flame for five to ten minutes until they pop out. Keep ready.
Recipe to prepare Ellu urundai:
  1. In a mixer jar, take roasted sesame(ellu) seeds and ground nuts together. Give a quick grind to make a coarse powder. I like the nutty crunch bites in the balls hence I grind coarsely. If you like softly powdered urundai then grind for extra two minutes to make soft powder.

  2. Add half of the jaggery powder given into the jar and give a run.
  3. Now take out the mixed sesame, groundnut and jaggery powder in a plate. Add cardamom powder and some ghee.
  4. Mix everything nicely using your fingers.
  5. Now take the remaining jaggery powder with some water(approx.. 2 tbsp).
  6. Heat and make the jaggery syrup. Just let the syrup boil for few minutes, no need to make string consistency.
  7. When jaggery starts bubbling, add the sesame groundnut powder and mix.
  8. The jaggery, which we added in the sesame powder, also starts to melt and everything becomes a whole mass.
  9. Switch off and let the mixture come down to warm temperature.
  10. Apply some ghee in your palms, start making small balls when it is still warm and touchable.
  11. Make tight balls and let them cool down. Store in a box and they stay good up to two weeks in the shelf.
Recipe Notes

Tips/Notes: 1. Make balls when the mixture is still warm. If it cools down fully then balls cannot be formed. 2. Use only black sesame to make these balls, as they are rich in taste and nutrients. 3. Make this healthy ellu urundai for kids snack or naivedyam for god during occasions.

Picture explanation:

  Preparation:

  • If you have clean organic sesame seeds skip this step and proceed to the next step. Wash store-bought black sesame seeds thoroughly two times using a tea filter or small eyed filter, under fresh running water. Drain completely and spread in a clean cotton cloth and dry for two hours as shown. Collect dried seeds and proceed to the next step. You can do this well in advance and store in an airtight container for future use.

Ellu urundai - raw sesame Ellu urundai - dry sesame

  • Take a flat pan, add ½ cup of cleaned sesame and roast in low flame. In few minutes the seeds start spluttering. Switch off, let it cool. Keep it aside.

Ellu urundai - fry sesame

  • If you don’t have dry roasted groundnuts, then add raw groundnuts and fry in medium flame for five to ten minutes until they pop out. Keep ready.

Recipe to prepare Ellu urundai:

  • In a mixer jar, take roasted sesame(ellu) seeds and ground nuts together. Give a quick grind to make a coarse powder. I like the nutty crunch bites in the balls hence I grind coarsely. If you like softly powdered urundai then grind for extra two minutes to make soft powder.

Ellu urundai - sesame in jar Ellu urundai - groundnut in jar

Ellu urundai - grinded

  • Add half of the jaggery powder given into the jar and give a run.

Ellu urundai - jaggery Ellu urundai - jaggery mixed

  • Now take out the mixed sesame, groundnut and jaggery powder in a plate. Add cardamom powder and some ghee.

Ellu urundai - cardamom Ellu urundai -

  • Mix everything nicely using your fingers.

Ellu urundai - mix Ellu urundai - mixed well

  • Now take the remaining jaggery powder with some water(approx.. 2 tbsp).

Ellu urundai - melt jaggery Ellu urundai - add some water

  • Heat and make the jaggery syrup. Just let the syrup boil for few minutes, no need to make string consistency.
  • When jaggery starts bubbling, add the sesame groundnut powder and mix.

Ellu urundai - sesame ground nut powder

  • The jaggery, which we added in the sesame powder, also starts to melt and everything becomes a whole mass.
  • Switch off and let the mixture come down to warm temperature.
  • Apply some ghee in your palms, start making small balls when it is still warm and touchable.

Ellu urundai -mix wellEllu urundai - make balls 

  • Make tight balls and let them cool down. Store in a box and they stay good up to two weeks on the shelf.

Ellu urundai - balls

Tips/Notes:

  1. Make balls when the mixture is still warm. If it cools down fully then balls cannot be formed.
  2. Use only black sesame to make these balls, as they are rich in taste and nutrients.
  3. Make this healthy ellu urundai for kids snack or naivedyam for god during occasions.
 

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