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Ellu Urundai Recipe / Sesame Balls Recipe / Easy and Healthy recipe / Healthy snacks recipe

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Ellu urundai / Sesame Balls is one among the must to prepare during Vinayagar Chaturthi in all south Indian families. Already I have shared a version of Ellu Urundai or sesame balls – which as soft and melt in mouth version and now the other version which is crunchy and chewy. Also, do check out our video – which has both versions of Ellu Urundai together as a special of Vinayagar Chaturthi. Also it is known as Chimli urundai.

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Ellu urundai or Sesame laddo is the combination of both ellu /sesame and jaggery. Ellu urundai / Sesame balls has more health benefits as they lower cholesterol level, protect heart health, improves blood pressure, balances hormones, burns fat and so on. And so, they can be consumed anytime as it takes just 5 mins to prepare. Also, this can be prepared in bulks and store in an air-tight container, as it stays fresh for a week. Let me share the recipe…

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Ellu Urundai / Sesame Balls / Crunchy Ellu Urundai recipe

Ingredients:

  • Ellu / Black Sesame / Til seeds – 1 cup
  • Jaggery – ½ cup
  • Water – ¼ cup
  • Cardamom powder – ½ tsp

Making of Ellu urundai / Sesame Balls –

Preparation:

  • Dry roast sesame / ellu in a heavy bottomed vessel for 2 mins or until it crackles. Roast only in medium flame else the sesame will be burnt and you give a slight bitter taste.
  • Remove it from flame and transfer it to a plate, spread it and let it rest until it reaches the room temperature.
  • Add jaggery and pour water, bring it boil, make sure it reaches the syrup consistency (once you let a drop of syrup to a bowl of water, it should not dissolve) Check out the consistency in the video as the consistency is very important here.
  • Add the sesame seeds to the jaggery syrup, remove it from fire, keep on stirring once in a while for 2 mins or until it thickens and comes to a rolling consistency.
  • Now take a small portion of sesame/ellu and roll it to a ball, let it rest for mins or until it reaches room temperature.
  • Store it in an air-tight container, and it stays fresh for a week.

 

Crunchy Munchy Roasted Gram – Quick and Easy Munch / Snack

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I hope the name looks funny – “Crunchy Munchy Roasted Gram”, since this snack was prepared by my hubby, during his bachelor days 😝, most commonly during the lazy times or with no pocket money, this would be their hunger food for sudden cravings with little job, easily available and less expensive ingredients. Recently when he was chatting about his good olden days in Bangalore more than 15 years ago, this resulted in the discussion of this recipe 😊.

Taking this to Fiesta Friday #176 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

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Crunchy Munchy Roasted Gram – Tea time snack

A quick and easy snack with little work more delicious for the evening or best preferred for the rainy days are boon to most of us. Also, this fills your stomach like anything – roasted gram used here has lots of health benefits for women, onions used here gives the crunchiness and easy digestion. Give a try to this snack for your tea time with a cup of tea or coffee.

Not only me even my kids liked it. Give a try and enjoy your evenings, so now onwards do not worry about your cravings. Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Roasted gram / Pottukadalai / Porikadalai – 1 cup
  • Onions – ¾ cup
  • Coriander leaves – 3 stalks
  • Sesame oil – ½ tsp
  • Lemon juice – 3 drops
  • Chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste

Preparation:

  • Peel and finely chop the onions.
  • Rinse and finely chop the coriander leaves including the stalks and keep aside.
  • Take roasted gram, finely chopped onions, finely chopped coriander leaves along with lemon juice, chilli powder, sesame oil and salt in a bowl.
  • Mix it well and let it rest for 5 mins.

Serve with coffee or tea.

Note: You can also add finely chopped cucumber, tomato with this.

Mango Cheese Cake / No Bake Mango Cheese Cake

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Mango Cheese Cake is a rich, creamy dessert prepared with Mangoes. Mango cheese cake can be prepared in two forms, one with paneer and condensed milk whereas the other with milk, cream cheese and sugar. I have prepared this with paneer and condensed milk, as it was very easy and took less time to prepare.

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Mango Cheese Cake / Mango Cheese Cake with Condensed Milk

Usually I like cheese cakes, but thought it would be a big process to prepare and due to my laziness never tried it. But this time when my son’s birthday was nearing and on the other hand my mango mania – resulted in this process. The result was best and when my kids had this, my son wanted me to prepare it for his Birthday party 😊

Mango cheese cake is an easy, simple and delicious dessert, also using condensed milk and cottage cheese/paneer saves time in the making and just takes 2 to 3 hrs to get chilled. Easy and simple dessert for parties, recently it was my son’s Birthday last Monday, I was requested to prepare around 40 mini cheese cakes by him. Let me share the recipe…

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Ingredients:

  • Mango – 3 medium size (mangoes) or ½ kg
  • Grated Paneer – 250 gms
  • Condensed milk – 1 tin (quantity depends on the sweetness of the mangoes)
  • Agar-Agar – 15 gms or Gelatin – 5 to 6 tbsp
  • Water – ½ cup
  • Britannia Marie Biscuits or Milk Bikis – 15 to 20 nos
  • Butter – 5 tbsp

Preparation:

  • Bring the butter to room temperature, break the biscuits to pieces.
  • Take the broken biscuit pieces, cinnamon powder and butter in a mixier and grind it to a fine powder.
  • Transfer it to a bowl, mix it all together and keep it aside.
  • Boil ½ cup of water in a sauce pan, add the agar-agar or gelatin and stir well until it dissolves.
  • Remove it from fire once it dissolves, let it come to room temperature.
  • Peel and roughly chop the mangoes, meanwhile grate the paneer.
  • Blend mangoes and paneer together in blender by drizzling little water, to a fine paste.
  • Pour in the condensed milk and grind it well.
  • Pour the ground mixture to a mixing bowl.
  • Pour in the agar-agar or gelatin mixture to the ground mango and mix it well.
  • Take baking tray, add the biscuit mixture, make it as a bed on the tray.
  • Pour the ground mixture over the biscuit layer.
  • Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hrs.

Slice and serve chilled by topping it with finely chopped mangoes and cherries.