16 ELLU BELLA

Ellu - Sesame seeds / Til/ Nuvvulu Bella - Jaggery / Vellam / Bellam


Ellu Bella is made during Sankranthi festival in Karnataka and parts of Maharashtra and distributed among friends and families. The custom of distribution is called "Ellu Beerodu". The plate consists of betel leaf, betel nut,turmeric, fruits usually Bananas, a piece of sugar cane, a sachet of ellu bella and a sugar mold called Sakkare achchu.
I just love sakkare achchu. Thinking to do them this year. But I don't have the molds, yet planning to try them in candy molds.

Sharing a picture from my collections.



This is not a recipe but mixing of ingredients.

For Mixing Ellu Bella we need

Peanuts - 1 cup
Sesame seeds - 1/2 cup
Fried channa dhal/ dalia/ pottu kadalai/ puttani bele - 3/4 cup
Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Dry coconut - 1/2 cup
Sugar coated cumin seeds or fennel seeds - 2 - 3 tbsp


Dry roast peanuts till brown. Remove cool and remove skin. Also partially break into half.
Dry roast sesame seeds. Cool
Cut jaggery into tiny even cubes.
Cut coconut into small pieces


Combine peanuts, sesame seeds, fried channa dhal, sugar coated cumin or fennel seeds, jaggery, coconut and mix well. Pack in small sachets for distribution.




16 comments/Reactions:

Archana said...

You brought back memories. Will try it on my kids this year.

The Foodie said...

Can I have one or two packets please? lovely..

nivedita said...

HI PADMA,
LOVELY SPREAD.
NIMAGU MATTU NIMMA MANEYAVARIGELLA MAKARA SANKRAMANADA SHUBHASHAYAGALU
YELLU BELLA TINDU YELLU BELLADA HAAGE IRONA/

Swathi said...

Nice post and delicious looking spread. Love to know the traditions in each part of India.

Pavithra said...

Happy Pongal Padma !!! Nice spread..

Rachana said...

Happy Pongal Padma. Delicious spread.

Yummy Team said...

Ellu bella looks great! Thanks for sharing..Happy Pongal!!

Smitha said...

Happy Pongal Padma...Looks great! missing it!

Rekha shoban said...

Happy pongal padma!

lissie said...

Happy Pongal, Pdma!

loved the spread...so you get sugarcane too...!

mahavijay said...

HAPPY PONGAL SISTER

Priya said...

Ellu bella looks awesome Padma, Happy pongal wishes to u and ur family.

Rajani said...

so good to keep up spirit of festivities,Padma, Happy Sankranti to you.

rekhas kitchen said...

awesome pic. and ellu bella looks yum Happy Sankranti to u and ur family Padma.

Nisha said...

Lovely Post

Anonymous said...

Ellu bella tindu olle matadi
Ellarigu Sankranti Habbada Shubhashayagalu

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