Ellu Unde | Black Sesame Seeds Laddoo

Sesame seeds are commonly used in iyengar dishes. But black sesame seeds is not prepared on normal/ regular days. Personally this is not my favorite unde but it also brought back a lot of memories. This is also called Chigali unde in kannada and it is considered a nourishing sweet for young girls. This is simple and easy recipe with in 15 mins and best to have it in winter. 

Prep Time : 10 Mins


  • Black Sesame Seeds / Kappu ellu - 1 cup
  • Jaggery / Bella - 1/2 cup (crumbled)
  • Dry coconut / Kobri - 2 tbsp (shredded)
  • Cardamom Powder / Yellakki pudi - 1/2 tsp
  • Ghee / Thuppa - 1 tsp (melted) 
  1. Dry roast black sesame seeds on low flame. Fry till crackle 
  2. Grind the roasted sesame seeds
  3. Grind jaggery then lastly blend coconut and cardamom powder 
  4. Mix all together sieve well add ghee (if mixture is too dry to make laddos add 2tsp more ghee)
  5. Make a laddoo shape
  6. Store in the airtight container. Best to consumed within 4-5 days. (do not refrigerate) 

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1 comment

Punam Paul said...

Sesame Seeds Laddoo is specially prepared in Makar Sankranti in North India and are delicious. The local market is filled packs of Sesame Seeds Laddoo. This recipe will help cooking these yummy laddos at home.