Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Til Ke laddu/ Ellina Unde

Makara Sankranti is marked with the preparation of Ellu Bella/ Til Gud meaning a mixture of sesame seeds and jaggery. The traditional sweet prepared on this eve is Til ke laddu/Ellina unde which is very easy and also it could be prepared with minimum ingredients. Scientifically, Til Gud meaning sesame and jaggery offer warmth during winter. On the day of Sankranti in India people prefer to eat these and in many states kite flying is common with entire family on the roof top whole day flying kites, eating Til ke laddu, Chikki, Sugarcane and so on. Though the weather doesn't let us fly kites here definitely we cannot miss eating Til ke laddu or Ellina Unde. As the challenge offered in SFC this month was Til ke laddu under Indian Sweet, I couldn't stop myself from trying my hands on them. Here goes the simple recipe.


White/Black Sesame seeds/Til-3/4 cup
Jaggery-5-6 cubes of 1'' each preferably grated or use around 1/2 cup of sticky jaggery.
Ghee-1 tbsp

  1. Roast the sesame seeds for a while. Keep it aside.
  2. In a pan add ghee.
  3. As it melts add jaggery (preferably grated) or sticky version.
  4. Once melted on low flame keep sauteing till you see bubbles.
  5. Once it reaches the boiling stage, add sesame seeds and mix well.
  6. Transfer it to a plate.
  7. Before the mixture cools, grease your palms and start making laddus.



Any type of til could be used, either white or black.
Enjoy the dish! n don't forget Eat and Eat little MORE.. :) 


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