Karnataka Special Ellu Bella / Sesame jaggery

by - January 19, 2020

Ellu Bella / Sesame jaggery

Ellu Bella is a Karnataka special recipe made for Makar Sankranti festival to share between friends and family. Usually they start preparing this dishes 2 to 3 weeks before the festival.  Traditionally jaggery was cut into small pieces using nut cracker to match the size of dry coconut. I prepared very small quantity, so I added jaggery powder for quicker version and used dry coconut as it is, without scraping the black skin of the coconut.  But it tasted delicious! I am posting this recipe for Blogging marathon under Pongal special " theme for this week. Please do check  what other Blogging Marathon friends doing this week. 

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 to 10 minutes
Serves: 1 1/4 cups

1/4 cups Peanuts or blanched peanuts
1/4 cups roasted dal
1/4 cups dry coconut in pieces
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup coarsely powdered sesame seeds


  • Heat a heavy bottom pan in low heat, dry roast peanuts for few minutes till it splutter. Transfer to cloth.  Tie a knot and gently rub the cloth to remove the skin from the peanuts.
  • In the same pan, dry roast sesame seeds for few minutes till it splutter with out burning it. Transfer to another bowl. 
  • In a mixing bowl, mix all the listed ingredients together and store it in a container.

Ellu Bella / Sesame jaggery

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  1. Looks so easy and simple to prepare. Good to know about this karnataka special ellu bella.

  2. A friend shared this for Sankranti this year. It's such a nutritious and delicious snack. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. Easy to prepare and tasty powder. Saras, I you forgot to mention jaggery in your ingredient list or you have a typo.

  4. A classic Sankranti dish from the state though a simple fare. I have loads of memories attached to it.


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