Ellu Urundai Recipe with Step by Step Pictures. Sesame Seed Laddu or Til Ladoo is a popular and healthy sweet made on festival occasions like ganesh chaturthi, navrathri. This delicious ladoo is made with sesame seeds, jaggery and cardamom.
One of the staple recipe that should be made for ganesh chaturthi is this one. My mom makes it every year and it was one of my favorite. There are so many ways people make it, but this is how my mom makes and how we like it. I will post another variation of this recipe very soon.
As you all know sesame seeds are very healthy for you. This ladoo is packed with iron and are rich in health properties. So make this and store in a container so you can snack on this daily.
About Sesame Seed Ladoo
Ellu urundai, also known as sesame ladoos, is a traditional Indian sweet ball made with sesame seeds, jaggery, and cardamom powder. These sweet balls are not only delicious with a nutty aroma, but they are also high in iron and calcium. Sesame ladoos are also known as til ladoo, Til ke laddu, ellu unde, and nuvvula undalu.
Sesame seed is one of the oldest known oil seed crops, having been domesticated over 3,000 years ago. Many other species of Sesamum exist, the majority of which are wild and native to Sub-Saharan Africa. The cultivated type, S. indicum, originated in India. It tolerates drought well and grows where other crops fail. Sesame seed contains the most oil of any seed. It is a common ingredient in cuisines all over the world due to its rich, nutty flavour.
Sesame Seeds Health Benefits
Sesame seeds are high in nutrition and contain healthy unsaturated fats that lower cholesterol and lower the risk of heart disease. These seeds has magnesium and calcium content improves bone health and the immune system. Jaggery is high in iron, which provides energy and aids in the treatment of fatigue and anaemia.
Will sesame seeds cause weight gain?
Sesame seeds or til are known to be an excellent source of protein, which aids in weight loss by increasing metabolic rate and curbing hunger. In fact, fiber-rich foods can help you lose fat while keeping your muscles.
Ingredients for Ellu Urundai Recipe
Sesame Seeds :
When eaten whole, sesame seeds have a mild, sweet, and nutty flavour and a satisfying crunch. They're frequently baked or toasted to bring out a stronger almond-like flavour and aroma and to highlight the seeds in dishes.
Depending on its composition, jaggery can taste like fresh cane juice, maple syrup, caramel, or molasses. The unrefined natural sweetener is available in a variety of colours, including light amber, golden brown, and dark brown. Jaggery is known by many different names, including gurin Urdu, gud in Hindi, and vellam in Tamil.
Ellu Urundai Recipe | Sesame Seed Laddu Recipe | Til Ladoo Recipe
- 1 cup Sesame Seeds
- ¼ cup Jaggery
- 1 tsp Cardamom Powder
- Start by dry roasting sesame seeds. Roast the till they pop around. Once they popped take them in a blender.
- Add jaggery and cardamom powder into this and pulse them so it is combined.
- Transfer this to a bowl. Take small portions and shape them into ladoos.
- Store this in an air tight container and Enjoy for upto a week.
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Version 1: Ellu Urundai Recipe (Sesame Seed Laddu | Til Ladoo
Version 2: Ellu Urundai Recipe (Sesame Seed Laddu | Til Ladoo
Ellu urundai is one of our staple sweets during festivals like ganesh chaturthi or krishna jayanthy. I have already made a no cook version of this before, check out my ellu urundai recipe.That is an easy version.But this is quite different and it is my grandma's recipe. The main thing is you can store this for so many days in an air tight container and have it daily since sesame seeds are so good for you.
This method is a bit crucial but so simple. Getting the jaggery syrup right is the main thing. And if you find it hard to make balls from the hot mix, you can spread the mix over greased parchment paper and spread it evenly. Then cut it into squares..So try this out and let me know how it turns out for you..
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 1 mins
Makes : 12 to 15 balls.
Ingredients for Ellu Urundai
- Sesame Seeds - 1.5 cup (i used black, you can use white)
- Jaggery / Sarkarai - 1 cup
- Water - ¼ cup
- Ghee or Oil to grease hands
How to Make Ellu Urundai
Dry roast sesame seeds till they pop. Once you get nice aroma, remove them to a plate and allow it to cool down, Take them in a blender and crush them coarsely. Just use the pulse mode one or two times.
Now heat jaggery and water till it is melted. Strain it.
Now put it back on stove in a heavy bottom pan. Boil it till it reaches pahu stage..It will be thick and glossy.
At this stage add the powdered sesame seed. Mix well. Immediately transfer it to a plate. Let it cool for a bit.
Grease your hands with some ghee or oil. Take small portion from the mix and shape into balls. Serve or store in an air tight container.
|Start by dry roasting sesame seeds|
Tips & Tricks
- Keep an eye always when you make jaggery syrup. If you boil so much then the jaggery will crystallize.
- After u add the sesame seed mix, shape it into balls immediately, if you delay in that then it will be hard to roll.
- Instead of making balls you can spread the mix over greased parchment paper and spread it evenly. Then cut it into squares.
- If the mix gets hard as you roll. Show the plate over heat for few sec, the jaggery will melt so you can form into balls.
- This can be kept in an air tight container for a week at room temp.