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Ellu Urundai | Sesame Balls with Jaggery

Ellu Urundai / Sesame Ladoo is a simple three ingredient recipe which is a popular dessert for Sankrathi as well for a casual dessert. It is the easiest dessert made with healthy white or black sesame seeds.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 14 pieces
Calories: 107kcal


  • Blender


  • 1 cup Sesame seeds I used white
  • ¾ cup Jaggery
  • ¼ teaspoon Cardamom powder


  • Dry roast the sesame seeds until it golden brown. Make sure you roast it in medium heat as it will burn quickly. Keep stirring when roasting the seeds for even roasting.
  • Remove the roasted sesame seeds on a plate and let it cool down to room temperature.
  • In the meantime, powder and measure the jaggery.
  • Once the sesame cools down, transfer it to the mixer jar and pulse it a few times to coarsely grind it.
  • Now add the powdered jaggery to the mixer jar and pulse it a few times to combine and grind further. The mixture can be as coarse or as fine as you prefer. Just ensure that the jaggery has combined well.
  • Now transfer the ground mixture to a plate and start making laddoos. I did not need any ghee or oil to bind the laddoos. Sesame seeds have high fat content and that is enough to bind the laddoos.
  • Store the Ellu Urundai in an air tight container. It stays fresh outside for about a week (if it lasts that long).


Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 2mg