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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sesame Ladoo

Sesame ladoo / Ell urundai is a kind of primordial Indian sweet . It is believed that , the people who extract oil (nallennai in tamil) from sesame seeds could have invented this amazing sweet. Actually they mix palm jaggery with the left over crushed sesame seeds after getting the oil .
We cannot get palm jaggery easily in USA , so here is a modern recipe for our store bought sesame seeds with ordinary jaggery:)




Ingredients:

Black Sesame seeds - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1/2 cup (grated)
cardamom - 2 pods (optional)

Method:
Sprinkle little water over black sesame seeds and dry roast it.
Sprinkling water avoids jumping of sesame seeds. Let it cool .
Then coarsly grind (just 2 pulse) the sesame seeds and cardamom in a mixer.
Heat the crushed jaggery with a spoon of water and make a thick liquid out of it.
Take care not to char the jaggery.
Then mix the crushed sesame seeds with jaggery and make lemon size balls.
Sesame ladoo is ready.

Good for a healthy dessert for underweight kids!

13 comments:

Varsha Vipins said...

Neva tasted it..Must be great rite..:)..Have heard that sesame is good for kids,to make them plump..:D

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Varsha Vipins said...

Did u get my comment abt foodbuzz?..Leme know dear..

Gita's Kitchen said...

I too love ellurundai Viki, nice idea of using regular jaggery and trying this....

Cham said...

I have tasted in my childhood, now i remember such a thing was existed... Looks delicious..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Its too good to health! I love it,my mom makes it!
Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Preety said...

i love making ladoos as they tastes delicious and needs only couple of ingredients to make..but never tried these..

Akal's Saappadu said...

I have never tasted sesame laddoos. Must be yummy! But it reminds me about small ellu urundais,we used to buy after school, something similar to yours but sesame seeds covers the outer part. I should try this one of these days!

Priya said...

I just love this..;great n remember my childhood...

Premyscakes said...

viki sesame ladoo is tempting me, i have not had them recently, i remember my grandma does it in bulk and pack for us when we leave the village back to home.

Malar Gandhi said...

Its very good for female health. Esp' black and brown ones...they are nutrient and vitamin rich. Love these laadu's. Perfect sweet...I could eat without guilty...

Neha said...

i too made sesame ladoo's on the eve on sankranti...urs looks lovely..

Yasmeen said...

Oh really does it help in gaining weight,I'll try it on my slim trim little ones:)