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Ellina Unde | Til laddu | sesame seeds laddu

Ellina unde  | Til Laddu | sesame seeds laddu / unde – watch the video for detailed instructions.

Wish you all happy makara shankranthi.
To celebrate the sankranti festival prepare this easy to make, vegan, gluten free, and healthy sweet ellunde / sesame seeds laddu / til laddu. Very healthy snacks for growing kids as well.

Sesame seeds / ellu are very beneficial to health. Sesame seeds are a very good source of calcium and Zinc which promotes good bone health. Helps in lowering cholesterol, iron rich and promotes heart health too.

Other shankranthi festival recipes are sweet pongal / huggi , khara huggi, ellu bella , sakkare achchu.

Also check these other recipes such as besan laddu , wheat flour laddu, boondi laddu/laadu unde, roasted chana laddu , and other sweets recipes as well.

Ingredients for making ellina unde:

  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds/ellu
  • 5 tbsp jaggery or
  • 3/4 the quantity of sesame seeds
  • 1 to 2 tbsp water
  • cardamom powder (optional)


  1. Heat the pan on medium low heat.
  2. Dry roast the sesame seeds on medium low heat until it sputters and you will get the nice aroma of roasted sesame seeds.
  3. Turn off the heat and transfer the roasted sesame to a plate and let it cool
  4. Once the sesame seeds are cooled, melt the jaggery in a pan along with a tbsp of water on medium low heat
  5. Once the jaggery is melted completely, if jaggery has any impurities this is the time to filter it using a clean cloth. Else continue on medium low heat until you get the thread consistency or if you add a few drops of syrup into the water you should be able to make a soft ball as shown in the video.
  6. Consistency of the syrup is the key to the best unde.
  7. Once you get the perfect syrup consistency, turn off the heat and add roasted sesame seeds, mix it well and transfer it onto a greased plate
  8. Mix is still warm, wet your hand, take the desired amount of the mix and make the ball.
  9. We can make around 12 small til / ellu / sesame seeds laddus.