About Ellunda Recipe:
Most people are aware of the nutrition and health benefits of sesame seeds. Primarily an oilseed, sesame is also said to be one of the world’s oldest oil seed crops. Rich in minerals, vitamins, protein and antioxidants, sesame seeds are a welcome addition to many Indian delicacies, mostly because of the nutty flavour and crunchy texture it lends to the food. If you refer to the scriptures, you’ll know that it is considered auspicious to consume sesame seeds during Makar Sankranti, which is also known as Til Sankranti. Besides food, sesame seeds are also used as an essence in medicines, cosmetics and lubricants, and medicines.
In Malayalam, sesame seeds are known as ellu, and the sweet balls made from it are called ellunda. For this, sesame seeds are mixed with jaggery syrup to make these delicious homemade goodies. Ellunda is usually eaten as a snack in Kerala. It can be consumed mid-meal or with a hot beverage. Thanks to its unique taste, children also love to eat the sesame seed balls. They are rich in manganese, magnesium, calcium, copper as well as dietary fibre. It also helps in maintaining your cholesterol levels.
- 25 mins
- 5 Ingredients
Ingredients for Ellunda Recipe
- 0.13 cup Black sesame
- 0.03 cup White sesame
- 31.25 gram Jaggery
- 0.03 cup Water
- 0.38 No.s Split cardamom
Vitamins & Minerals
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B1
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin B3
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B9
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
How to Make Ellunda Recipe
Steps To Prepare
Wash and dry the sesame seeds before roasting them.
Roast 1 cup black sesame and ¼ cup white sesame in a kadhai.
Stir fry on a medium flame for 5-6 minutes.
Transfer the roasted sesame seeds to another dish and keep it aside.
Set a pan on the stove. Add 250 gms and ¼ cup of water. Melt the jaggery into a syrup.
Continue stirring until it reaches a thick syrup consistency.
To the syrup add split cardamom for flavour.
Now add the roasted sesame seeds and stir well till the syrup is dry and absorbed.
Turn off the flame and let the mix cool for a minute.
Grease some ghee onto the palm and roll into balls while the mix is warm.
Do not wait for the mix to completely cool down. Once cool it won’t be possible to make balls.
Storage And Serving Method
Store in an airtight container.