Saturday, August 5, 2017

Ellu urundai / Sesame laddu / Til ladoo


Til ladoo / sesame ladoo
Ellu Urundai


An easy to make, healthy and delicious laddu with just 3 ingredients : sesame seeds, jaggery and peanuts. This is my first attempt of making sesame laddu and its very special to me as the sesame seeds are cultivated from our own farm and its completely organic. I reserved some kgs of sesame seeds for trying out new recipes. Rest are used for making sesame oil.

Pictures from the farm:





Sesame seeds have plenty of health benefits due to its nutritional content. Its rich in calcium, iron, zinc, phosphorous, magnesium, fiber, manganese and few more. Sesame seeds are particularly good for regulating digestion. The fiber contents can help to ease constipation and improve your nutrient retention. It has the ability to prevent diabetes, lower blood pressure and strengthens the muscle tissue, hair and skin.

Best healthy recipe for kids and this is perfect for after school snacks. Kids will love it.

Wait for the space for more recipes with sesame seeds.

Ingredients (makes around 15 ladoos)


Ellu / Sesame seeds (black or white) - 1 cup [ 1 cup size = 240 ml ]
Peanut - 1/2 cup
jaggery - 1/2 cup


Method:


  • powder jaggery
  • dry roast sesame seeds until you get a nice nutty flavor of roasted sesame seeds

  • dry roast peanuts and grind it coarsely


  • grind roasted sesame seeds coarsely and then add jaggery


  • grind it along with powdered peanuts just to mix everything together
  • make balls out of the mixture and store it in the airtight container

  • the oil in the sesame seeds itself will be enough for binding the mixture together to make sesame balls. So no need of any extra oil or ghee. 
  • it stays good for 7 - 10 days if handled properly


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