Sankranti Ellu Bella - Sesame Jaggery & Peanut Mix

Friday, January 14, 2011

Tommorow is Sankranti .. I am super excited because, I get to wear new clothes & go house hopping to distribute Ellu Bella, Sugarcane, Sugar Candy ( Sakkare Achhu ) & fruits ...

Even though the Ellu Bella mixture is readily available in most stores, the homemade ones always hold a special place. It is fairly simple to make, but chopping jaggery & coconut does take quite a bit of your time.

Sankranti Ellu Bella

You Will Need:
  • 1 cup Jaggery - chopped into really small cubes
  • 1 cup dry coconut/copra/Kobbari - chopped into small cubes
  • 1 cup Hurigadale/Dalia
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1/2 cup white Sesame seeds

How To:
  • In a heavy bottomed pan, roast the peanuts. Once cool, remove the skin & halve them
  • In the same pan, roast sesame seeds on low flame until they slightly change color & set aside. Be careful when roasting sesame seeds as they tend to get burnt very quickly & turn bitter.
  • Grate the brown part of the dry coconut & chop uniformly into small cubes. Make sure the jaggery & dry coconut pieces are all more or less of the same size.
  • Mix all the ingredients together & store in air-tight jars.

Ellu Bella

Hope you guys have a great Sankrati too .. Enjoi !!!

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