Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sesame Balls / Ellunda


This recipe is originally from my mom. She used to make the Ellundas as a means of compensating for any deficiency of iron in our diets; and used to make them ever so frequent. So growing up, I used to regard these as more of a dietary supplement rather than as the snack that these really are. I began appreciating these more only after I grew up; even though as a mother myself, I don't make these anywhere as frequently as my mom used to.Both Jai and Aishwarya loves it whenever I am inclined to make this :-)
Ingredients
Black sesame seeds - 500g
Flattened rice - 300g
Jaggery - 250g
Coconut (grated) - 1 cup
Cardamom - 10
Water - 1/2 cup

Method
Dry-roast sesame seeds and  flattened rice separately. When  flattened rice is cold enough, powder it  to a fine powder . Now powder the sesame but it should be powdered only coarsely. Melt the jaggery in water. Seive it and add coconut to this and cook till coconut dries up.Keep this aside. Add powdered cardamom to this . Mix together all the ingredients and make into little balls.

Sending this to Kerala Kitchen hosted by Divya

25 comments:

  1. Healthy unde!!! I loved your version of adding flattened rice & coconut..Bookmarked right away Vidhya...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  2. These laddoos are perfect for the coming winters...nutritious.

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  3. Perfect healthy balls in a single plate. love them absolutely.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  4. Wow healthy ellunda,feel like munching some..

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  5. I love the nuttiness of sesame very much n this sounds divine to me :)
    USMasala

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  6. looks absolutely inviting,drool-worthy and super tempting..

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  7. Healthy and delicious balls,luks tempting...

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  8. I too did not like them very much during my younger days...but now somehow I have grown to like them

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  9. Loved this version of ellunda. Never tried this before. I can finish that plate..

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  10. ellundas look great, i too didnt like them when i was a kid, but now i like these a lot..

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  11. yummy yum healthy ellundas..very lovely,had lots in my childhood..

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  12. That ladoo looks terrible...Great for this navrathiri season..thanks for the recipe...Following your blog straightaway..Should try it soon…If you have time do check my blog too…

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  13. I remembered being given this daily by my mom during confinement..what a great snack it was!

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  14. Highly nutritious...laddus look grt...

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  15. these look really yummy, Vidhya :)
    cheers, Priya
    Do check out my blog anniversary giveaways

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  16. Very nice, yummy and tempting sesame balls.

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  17. this was my fave in childhood..its been ages since i had it..makes me nostalgic..my kiddo is much better today..hope she recovers soon

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