Friday, February 4, 2011

Sesame Seed Balls-Tilgul-Ellu Urundai

Sesame seeds are rich source of calcium, manganese, copper, iron, zinc, vitamin E and fiber. A handful of sesame seeds contains more calcium than a glass of milk. It is extremely beneficial for women in their menopausal stage. Make sesame seeds an important part of your daily diet as it is beneficial for overall human health. Some ways to include sesame seeds in our diet is by sprinkling toasted sesame seeds over vegetable stir fry and curries, by adding it to salads, rice dishes, muffins, etc, by cooking in sesame seed oil and by making this very simple sesame seed balls. It is made with jaggery and sesame seeds. Jaggery as you all know is rich in iron. So here is a wonderful way in which you can enjoy the health benefits of both sesame seeds and jaggery. Now let us learn how to make ellu urundai following this easy recipe.

Sesame seed balls-ellu urundai

Ellu Urundai-Sesame Seed Jaggery Balls

Ellu Urundai-Sesame Seed Jaggery Balls

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Yields:15-17 balls
 Recipe CategoryIndian Sweets-Laddu
 Recipe CuisineIndian Sweets

   Ingredients needed

   Sesame seeds-1 cup
   Jaggery -1/2 cup
   Ghee -1 tsp


Dry roast sesame seeds in a pan over medium heat until the seeds pop up or sizzles. Stir continuously to roast evenly.

Melt jaggery in half cup of water and filter its impurities.

tilgulThis plant is from my garden -Don't they look beautiful near Sesame Seed Hearts.St.Valentine's day is round the corner, so I have chosen that theme for presenting the dish)


Boil the filtered jaggery with a tsp of ghee until it thickens and you get a soft ball consistency.
(If you drop a tsp of jaggery syrup in a cup of water, it should not dissolve but solidify immediately and you should be able to collect it and make a soft ball out of it).That is the right consistency.

At this stage, add the sesame seeds and mix well.

Then grease you hands with ghee and make balls out of it when still hot.(when your hands can bear the heat)

Note - If the mixture hardens, heat it again and make balls.

Store it in an air tight container and enjoy. It has a self life of 10-15 days if stored in an air tight container.

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  1. i love ellu urundai ..n these look perfect..loving.

  2. The laddus look yummy padhu. It makes an excellent in between meal snack :)

  3. My family love these ellu urundais. Urs look perfect.

  4. The photos are lovely & they look delicious! I've shared an award with you...just come over to my blog to pick it up :)

  5. my grandma makes this very yummy and i havent tried this yet.nice heart shaped ellu urundai

  6. Aren't those so cute and adorable? Love the ellu urundai. I bet the taste is heavenly.

  7. Soooo delicious and simply superb sesame deeds balls..

  8. hey i love the heart shaped tilgul.....great timepass

  9. Heart shapes looks lovely. Nice idea of heart shapes.The plant is also so beautiful.

  10. Padhu, you are rocking & Ellu urundais looks awesome...

  11. i had no idea that jaggery is a type of sugar. actually is the first time I hear this word. your sesame hearts look perfect for Valentine's day. thanks for sharing

  12. looove it padhu sesame kadala mittai also..remembering my school days now !!!! Thank u so much for dropping by my blog and i'm really sorry for taking some time ,seriously I got tied up with work, Am glad i visited ur blog and am ur follower now there by I don't miss ur awesome recipes..Do drop in my blog when u find time dear ...:)

  13. Feel like munching some,tempting ellu urundais..

  14. Traditional recipe and lovely shapes seems tasty too.......

  15. Oh my, i love sesame balls, i never knew it was this easy to make it at home...

  16. Love the sesame seeds hearts, perfect for valentine's day :)

    You have a wonderful blog with nice collection of vegetarian recipes!!

    Do visit my blog too :)

    Anu Ganesh

  17. Ellu urundai looks delicious, my grandma makes more often.

  18. Love ellu urundai..this looks so inviting,love the heart shape ones

  19. Healthy recipe for all, thanks for sharing, beautiful click too

  20. Lovely recipe and nice presentation..First time here and you got a lovely blog...Happy to follow you.


  21. The Sesame seed balls look delicious.I have not tried my hand in making this.Your recipe makes it sound so simple.Will soon try this out.

  22. Beautiful and heart healthy recipe :)
    Hey i shared an award with u.. please follow this link :)

  23. The sesame hearts looks soo crunchy n yummy..
    You have a lovely space n great collection..
    Happy to follow u:-)

  24. ayyo! that is my favorite... The outcome of my mothers preparation is a bit different... we prepare it on sankrant... "jan"

    You make me remember Amma...thanks

  25. Hai...I am here for the first time...Great blog

  26. Very healthy and tasty recipes. Sesame seeds look

  27. I love this and it is easy to make..
    Thanks for dropping by
    Happy to follow...
    My culinary Trial room

  28. Oh wow!!.. I like the heart shaped ones so much and looks very nice near the plants. The plants are so cute :).. thank you for the health facts along with a yummy recipe.....

  29. Hi padu I tried and I couldn't make balls.. What is the reason? Anything can I do to shape balls as soon as I not make balls...,

    1. Only if you switch off at the right stage, you will be able to make balls. If not either it will be too sticky or too dry. You can try reheating it if it has hardened.

  30. Hi padhu, can i use Karupatti ??


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