Today is a special day for me. I will not be the one who would do the post, but a dear blogger friend I discovered through my time of surfing. I am pleased to introduce you to Meena, who blogs at Elephants and the Coconut Trees. I barged onto her blog when she participated in the Kerala Kitchen cookout for the month of February and what I found was a beautiful blog, with mouthwatering recipes and not to say, the photographs which looks very professional. I frantically searched for a follower button, but I was disappointed not to find one. I left a comment on one of her recipes to put in the gadget so that I could follow her blog and in a weeks time, I got an email thanking me for letting her know and that she had added the gadget. Now, going to see, I am her only follower!!!
Ellunda – Sesame Bites
Yields around 15 small ellundas
|Looks so cute, right… 🙂|
To test if the syrup has reached right consistency –
Put a few drops of syrup into small bowl full of water now discard water and try to roll the jaggery drops into a ball if it shapes easily then the syrup is done .If it dissolves without shaping then u need to continue boiling till u get it right.
5.Add 2 tbsp milk ,Ghee/ butter,cardamom powder stir it well then add sesame seed and oats.Stir till everything is coated in the jaggery syrup and well combined.
- Hot jaggery should be handled very carefully as it can cause serious burns.
- If u find that after adding all the ingredients u are not able to shape (kind of soggy) Put it back to a oven proof dish and spread .Leave it at 250-300 ° F for a 7-8 mts for it to become dry.Try shaping it before it dries out completely..
- Many variations can be made by adding coconut ,peanut etc instead of oats (dry roast it for taste and longer shelf life).