Time for another blog hop and this month I am paired with Nisha of NishasKitchen. While browsing through her wonderful space I glanced upon these yummy ladoos also known as ellu urundai in tamil and realized that I have not posted even one ladoo recipe. It did not surprise me too much given that I am more fond of savory stuff. But still the blog needs to have the variety and I am soon going to be exploring the ladoos I grew up with. My mom can expect tons of calls for me on ladoos now . So what is this ladoo? It is basically a dessert shaped like a ball and is served during festivals. These ladoos are surprisingly very easy to make. Since this was the first time I was making ladoo I had a whole bunch of doubts like how will I make a perfect round or will I get them to stick together.
But I was worrying unnecessarily since the ladoo hardly took time to make and I was able to shape them easily as well. The key is to take a small amount and press it hard so it binds well. Then, use your palms and form a circle. Not even one fell apart and we loved the healthy ladoo. Recipe from NishasKitchen.
- 1 cup white sesame roasted (Ellu/Til)
- 1/2 cup peanuts roasted and skin removed
- 1 cup jaggery
- If the mixture keeps falling apart and you are not able to shape it, add a few drops of milk to the mixture. If milk is used to bind the mixture, store the balls in the fridge.
21 Responses to Sesame Ladoo (Ellu/Til Ladoo)
If the peanuts and sesame seeds are ground
coarse will the Ladoo hold together?
I have not tried it, but I think it will crumble.
Hi I was wondering if I can use something instead else instead of jaggery? Like plum sugar
Thanks looks amazing
You can try sugar (not sure what is plum sugar), but I do not know if it would bind well. May be you can try in a small quantity.
very well made, glossy sesame ladoo are great to look.
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Peanut Elu urandai looks so perfect and tempting…had this long back,going to make this weekend n let u know…supera erukku!!
I’m glad that you liked the ladoo
love ur stepwise pics.. laddu’s look awesome!
Feel like gobbing some and having rite now;super addictive laddoos..
what is jaggery???
Jaggery is unrefined sugar and you can find it in most Indian stores.
Hi Dear Vardhini…..wow you are doin a gr8 job…very inviting laddu..hey btb how do i follow you here??
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woo..hooo…sounds delicious…excellent presentation
very well made. the step by step clicks are very helpful. wonderful recipe.
Yummy photos Vardhini. Love your new space.
As always love your photos and your step-by-step pics. So good and the ladoos look so delicious.
They have come out very well and is such a super duper healthy sweet.
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nice one Vardhini ! addition of peanuts to Ellu urundai is new.. will try soon !
Delicious and healthy ladoo..
We too make ellu urundai in the same way, but adding peanuts will make this more yum. nice clicks