January 14, 2011

Sankranti Ellu Bella - Sesame Jaggery & Peanut Mix

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 !!!

18 comments:

Priya Sreeram said...

Season Greetings to u & family !nice post !!

DEESHA said...

Thanks Priya .. I wish you & your family a very Happy Sankranti

Satya said...

wish you a very happy pongal and to your family too...nice clicks

harini-jaya said...

Happy Sankranti !! Thats an awesome picture !!

Pavithra said...

Wish u the same Deesha.. beautiful shots by the way.

rekhas kitchen said...

Happy Sankranti to u and ur family dear

Sush said...

Happy Sankranti to you too Deesha

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

Happy Sankranti Deesha :)

Priya said...

Makara Sankranti wishes to u and ur family, beautiful click..

Mythreyee said...

Thank you and wish you the same...beautiful photo!

Poornima Nair said...

Happy Sankranti to u too!

swapna said...

Happy Sankranthi....
Yummy one...Beautiful click!!

notyet100 said...

luv the clicks,..;-)
wish ya happy festival,.

Paaka Shaale said...

Happy Sankranti Deesaha!!!

Aruna Manikandan said...

Happy sakranti...
nice clicks :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Happy Sankranti...
Lovely clicks...

LG said...

Belated Sankranti wishes to you and family. Photos are awesome.

Brad Fallon said...

Another menu of great tasting Indian food is added to my list today. I love the presentation. The photos are nicely arranged. Been eating a lot of "kebab" lately and this one seems to be a perfect pair for it. Happy Sankranti everyone!