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Sesame Jaggery Balls / Ellu Urundai





White Sesame Seeds-1 cup
Jaggery-1/2 cup
Cashew Nuts-1/4 cup (make small pieces) add if u more or less
Oil or Ghee- 1 tsp


In a pan fry the sesame seeds and  add 1/2 cup of water mix well.Roast the sesame seeds until light golden brown,remove and keep aside.

Dry roast cashew nuts pieces into lightly golden brown,keep it aside. In a big thick bottomed vessel,add water and jaggery.

Cook on medium high heat.Start boiling when jaggery melts remove from heat and strain to remove if any dirt in the jaggery.

And bring back to heat and boil in a low flame till it becomes like thick syrup.
when it starts foaming like shown in the photo.

It reached the consistency we want for this recipe.To test ,add few drops of jaggery syrup to the cold water.When pushed with fingers,it the syrup can be roll to a round ball and keeps share without meting in spite to tilting the plate to different directions,it is done and the syrup is ready.
this whole process take about 15 to 20 minutes.

At this stage,add sesame seeds and cashew nuts pieces and mix well.
sesame seeds balls

Then grease your hands with ghee and make small balls out of it when still hot.(when your hands can bear the heat)
sesame seeds balls1


 Note:- If the mixture hardens,heat it again and make balls.

Store it in an air tight container and enjoy.




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