Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Ellu Bella

On Sankranti day, people in Karnataka share Ellu Bella with family and friends.This ritual is called Ellu Birodu.


Sesame Seeds - 1 tbsp
Groundnuts - 1/2 cup
Fried Gram (Putaani Dal) - 1/2 cup
Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Copra (Dried Coconut) - 1/2 cup
Round Sugar Candy - 1/2 cup


  1. Sun dry jaggery and copra for an hour. This makes it easy to cut them into uniform shaped pieces.
  2. Dry roast groundnuts and de-skin them and break them into halves. Let it cool.
  3. Dry roast sesame seeds util they stop spluttering. Let it cool.
  4. Cut sun dried copra and jaggery into small squares of uniform size.
  5. Mix halved groundnuts, fried gram, semame seeds, copra pieces, jaggery pieces and round sugar candies.


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