This recipe is made from sesame. Sesame is good source for magnesium, copper, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, vitam B1, zinc, dietary fiber, cholesterol lowering effect in humans and prevent high blood pressure protects liver from oxidative damage.

In India we use sesame seed oil known as gingelly oil or nallennai in cooking. It is good in regulating menstrual cycle. Jaggery is good supplement for white sugar and it has many medicinal values. Let us see the recipe of ellu urundai. Try this recipe and enjoy its benefits.


  • Ellu (Sesame) 100 g (black or white)
  • Jaggery (vellam) 200 g crushed
  • Water in a small bowl
  • Cardamom powder for taste and flavor
  • Rice flour or ghee to smudge


Dry roast sesame seeds till it splutters and nice aroma rises. Remove in a plate

Pour little water in a heavy bottom pan and when it boil well add in crushed jaggery and stir till it dissolves fully. Then strain in a strainer to remove dust if any and reheat in the pan. It will start to boil and will become thick. Add cardamom powder and stir. Now pour some (very little) on to the water in the bowl and with two finger try to make a ball from it, when it comes out correctly that is the desired consistency.

Now remove from fire and pour the vella pagu onto the sesame seeds spread on a plate so that it spreads all over. Immediately mix well with a flat ladle.

Smudging hand with ghee or rice flour or using disposable gloves (it will hot), make small balls.

Now Ellu urundai (sesame balls) are ready to eat.

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