Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Sesame Seed Balls / Ellu Urundai / Til Ke Laddu

Sesame seed balls are an Indian sweet which is  healthy , Nutritious and definitely Delicious  . These Laddu's are Lord Ganesha's Favorite snack  . They are favorite of my family and friends too . 

Our Ancestors had some reason behind everything they did . In my culture , when a girl child 
attend puberty , these kinds of sweets are given her to eat . ( i was given raw eggs with gingerly oil , Urud dal kali , Sesame seed laddu's , dates )  Even now , this culture is followed . The reason behind following this is to strengthen the body and to keep you fit during Menstrual cycles and pregnancies .

 Fine lets get to the post .

+Preeti Garg from simply tadka had suggested Til Ke Laddu for this months challenge on Sweet Fantasy Club . Thank you for the recipe +Preeti Garg . This was the first time i had prepared this sweet and it turned out fantastic . 

 I  used vellam  / Sugar cane Jaggery  , Sesame seeds , Cashew Nuts , Fresh Coconut Flakes and Ghee  

Normally palm jaggery is used for these kinds of sweets as i didn't have one at home i used other jaggery

 Now about the health / nutritional benefits of Palm Jaggery : High in B complex , Rich in Calcium & Iron , Cleansing agent for the body , helps in digestive problems , good for dry cough , normal cold , asthma , increases the hemoglobin level ,  purify blood , regulate liver functions ( Click here for more details  ) .

Ingredients -

Jaggery  (powdered )- 1/3 Cup
Sesame Seeds - 1/3 Cup
Cashew Nuts - 1/3 Cup
Coconut Flakes - 1/3 Cup
Ghee -  2-3 TBLS
Cardamom powder - 1/2 TSP

  • Dry  Roast Sesame seeds , Cashew Nuts , Coconut Flakes separately . 
  • Once they are golden brown , keep off the heat , allow them to cool down completely . 
  • Coarsely Grind them separately and keep aside .
  • Heat the non stick pan in a medium heat , Add the powdered jaggery .
  • When the jaggery starts to melt ,  add ghee . Mix it thoroughly . 
  • Keep off the heat . Add all the grounded powders and  cardamom powder and mix .
  • When the mixture is warm , prepare them to small balls .
  • Put them in a airtight box and store.

Note :
  • Make the balls when the mixture is warm .
  • If the mixture has cooled down , warm it up a little bit and make the laddu's.
  • Still if you are not able to make laddu add some warm ghee .


  1. Its beautiful made and rolled. Tempting sweet and am seriously considering replicating for the next gathering at home.

    1. I am pretty sure your guests are gonna fall in love with this :) .

  2. Perfectly made til ladoos ! Looks fabulous ...

  3. Wow! so tempting and I am drooling here looking at the so so beautiful pictures :-)

  4. oh look at them... so yum they look...

  5. Your Photography is killing Shey. So nice. When r u going to teach d tricks? Till Ladoos also yummy.

  6. beautiful, tempting and healthy sesame seeds laddu...

  7. Fabulous ladoos..look perfectly made..

  8. My Mom use to make this always :) Nice clicks <3

  9. Wonderful presentation of til ke ladoos. Yummy and mouth watery....

  10. Oh yeah ur right about girls puberty thing .In our tradition they give all other things u mentioned like eggs,sesame oil,kali will be given but not sesame ladoo(may be i am not aware ).Nice presentation shranya .

  11. Adding coconut ellu laddoo is new to me looks perfect treat.

  12. Yummy recipe...Addition of coconut is an extra treat...

  13. very very healthy and delicious ladoos dear :) so very well presented !!

  14. Hi Shey,
    What a lovely presentation for your delicious Sesame Seed Balls. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  15. Delicious and I love the health benefits of this tasty snack. Look forward to seeing you next week on foodie friday.

  16. A very interesting history on the laddu and love the combination. Beautifully presented and such a tasty snack!

  17. Those look so good!! Beautiful photos and I love real healthy options like this!

  18. They look lovely! I found you through Anyonita Nibbles' Tasty Tuesdays

  19. They look and sound delicious! And I love the ancestral reason behind the dish too :) Thanks for sharing.

    I found your blog via the Hearth & Soul Blog Hop this week.

  20. I love a sesame seed anything - this sounds like a winner to me.Thanks so much for linking up to the Friday Frenzy - Hope to see you back tomorrow!

  21. Thanks for linking up at Sweet and Savoury Sunday. They look great!