Thursday, August 29, 2019

Ellu Urundai | Sesame Seed Ladoo | Ladoo Recipe

Ellu Urundai, a delicious sesame seed balls sweetened with jaggery syrup. I have been thinking of posting this recipe for a very long time and yesterday when I was browsing through pinterest, I found out that the ellu urundai is one of the dishes prepared for ganesh chathurthi. 

In our family, we make kozhukattai/mothagam and sundal for ganesh chathurthi, never remember of making ellu urundai on this particular day, later when i talked to Amma, she mentioned that even in some part of tamilnadu, ellu urundai is prepared for ganesh chathurthi. 

With all that being said, thought it's the right time to post this recipe since ganesh chathurthi is just a few days away, today morning i have prepared this ellu urundai. It's such a simple recipe to make in no time during this festive season.
Now coming to the recipe, the cooking part of making this ellu urundai is so simple if you got the correct syrup consistency. When it comes to shaping them, I find it a little difficult to bear the heat. 

If you're like me who can't bear the heat and have sensitive hands(the heat from the jaggery syrup would easily burn the palm slightly, nothing to scare but still it hurts a little.), I would suggest making them as burfi instead of balls.

Once the mixture is ready, pour it on the greased plate and let it cool for mins and then you can cut into desired shape.Now let's see how to make this delicious sesame ladoo.

Ellu Urundai | Sesame Seed Ladoo

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 10 minsMakes : 8  
Recipe Category: Sweet | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Ellu Urundai, Sesame Seed Ladoo, Sesame Seed Balls Ellu Urundai, a delicious sesame seed balls sweetened with jaggery syrup.
Sesame Seed - 1/4 cup
Jaggery - 1/4 cup
Cardamom -1 
Water - 1/4 cup

First heat a pan and dry roast the sesame seed until it starts to burst, remove it from the heat and transfer into the plate.
In the same pan, add the jaggery and water and let the jaggery melts completely.
Strain the jaggery syrup to remove the impurities and pour the syrup back into the pan(make sure to clean the pan before using) and add powdered cardamom & bring into boil again.
Once the syrup starts to bubble, pour few drops of syrup in the water and check the consistency.
The syrup should form a soft ball consistency, that means you can take the syrup from the water and able to form a ball. That's the correct stage, add the roasted sesame seed and mix it well.
Within few seconds, it forms together a ball, remove from the heat and start making small balls.
Tada, Yummy Sesame balls/ Ellu Urundai is ready.

Related: How to make Poori Urundai / Puffed Rice Balls

  • The syrup consistency is important to form the ball shape, so keep the flame in low when the syrup is about to reach the consistency to make sure that you don't miss the correct stage.
  • Apply a few drops of ghee in your hands, it will helps to roll smoothly.
  • You must roll them when the mixture is hot, if you can't bear the heat, simply layer it on the tray and cut into pieces.
  • Instead of white sesame seed, you can used black sesame seed also.

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