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


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


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

Making of Ellu urundai / Sesame Balls –


  • 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.


Mung Bean Ladoo recipe /Paasipayaru urundai /Whole GreenLentil Ladoo – Diwali Ladoo recipe


Rarely do I use to prepare Mung dal/Paasiparuppu/Split Greengram laddu, but one of my friend suggested me to prepare Mung Bean/Paasipayaru/Whole GreenLentil Laddu which her grandma prepares very often, because of its packed health benefits. I too tried out, and it was a very delicious and I am glad that my kids loved it a lot. Let me share one of the healthiest recipe with you all for this Diwali/Deepavali. Let us move on to the recipe…

Do check out my other Diwali/Deepavali recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/2015/11/03/deepavali-diwali-sweets-and-savories/ and other laddu recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/recipes/snacks/.

Mung Bean Laddu / Paasipayaru Laddu

Mung Bean Laddu / Paasipayaru Laddu


  • Mung Bean / Whole Green Lentil / Paasi Payaru – 1 cup
  • Sugar – ¾ cup
  • Ghee/Clarified butter – ¼ cup
  • Cardamom powder – ½ tsp
  • Cashew nuts – 5 nos
  • Almonds/Badams – 5 nos
  • Salt – ¼ tsp


  • Dry roast whole green lentil/paasi payaru/mung bean, until nice aroma comes out or until it starts turning brown in colour.
  • Blend cashew nuts and badam to a coarse powder and keep it aside.
  • Blend sugar to a fine powder.
  • Blend the roasted whole green lentil/paasi payaru to a fine powder and keep it aside.
  • Sieve the ground green lentil and transfer to a bowl.
  • Add in the powder sugar, powdered cashew nuts and almond mixture and cardamom powder. Mix all these together.
  • Heat ghee/clarified butter in a kadai, pour it to the flour mixture and mix it with the spoon.
  • When the heat comes down, mix it well with your hands and grease your palm with ghee and start rolling small quantity of flour to balls (laddus).

Store it in an air-tight container, so that it stays fresh for a week time.

Also check out our Rava Ladoo recipe, Besan Ladoo Recipe, Sesame Ladoo recipe, Paneer Ladoo recipe , Aval Ladoo / Poha Laddu recipe and Bajra Ladoo / Kambu Ladoo recipe.

Paneer Ladoo recipe / Cottage Cheese Laddu / Easy Ladoo recipe – Diwali sweets recipe


Recently I have prepared paneer at home, and so thought of trying dishes with paneer. This paneer laddu is one among the list.

Paneer laddu is a delicious, crunchy, soft dessert which melts in the mouth. Kids love this a lot, as not only me but my hubby and kids all of us love milk sweets, we all loved it to the core. As it was my first try, I attempted with a little quantity, but it was a finished in minutes. A wonderful, easy, simple and less time consuming festive recipe. Let us move on to the recipe…

Do check out my other dessert recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/recipes/desserts/.


  • Paneer / Cottage Cheese – 200 gm
  • Condensed milk – 250 gm
  • Clarified butter / Ghee – 1 tbsp
  • Raisins – 10 nos
  • Saffron Strands – 10 nos


  • Bring the paneer to room temperature if it’s refrigerated, and crumble it well with your hands.
  • Take the crumbled paneer in a mixie, along with the condensed milk and grind for few mins (no lumps should be there).
  • Transfer the grounded paste to a non-stick kadhai, pour in the clarified butter/ghee and keep in medium flame for few mins.
  • Keep on stirring, else it would be burnt until it starts leaving the sides of the kadhai and comes to a rolling consistency.
  • Remove from fire and transfer it to a plate.
  • Take small portions of the dough and roll it to a small balls with a piece of raisin and a strand of saffron.

Note: Roll it to small balls, before it gets cooled. Store it in an air-tight container, once it comes to room temperature. I have used home-made paneer.

Also check out our Rava Ladoo recipe, Moong Bean Ladoo recipe, Sesame Ladoo recipe , Besan Ladoo, Aval Ladoo / Poha Laddu recipe and Bajra Ladoo / Kambu Ladoo recipe.

Do check out my Home-made paneer recipe in this link: https://madraasi.com/2015/09/27/homemade-paneer/.