Ellu Urundai Recipe | How To Make Ellu Urundai | Sesame Seeds In Tamil

Ellu Urundai Recipe pinit

Sesame is an important seed used in Tamilnadu cuisine. Sesame and its oil are very traditional to this part of the world. எள் (Ell) means sesames, which was referred to as “fat” or நெ

  • Ell Nei became known more commonly today as Enn-Nei when other oils began appearing; now it stands for any type of cooking oil such that what originally meant just sesame has become Nalla-Enn-Nei meaning “good fats.”

Ellu Urundai Recipe | How To Make Ellu Urundai | Sesame Seeds In Tamil

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 15 min Rest Time 5 min Total Time 30 mins
Servings: 5 Calories: 630 per 100 grams
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


This recipe is made from sesame. Sesame is good source for magnesium, copper, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, vitam B1, zinc, dietary fiber, cholesterol lowering effect in humans and prevent high blood pressure protects liver from oxidative damage.

In India we use sesame seed oil known as gingelly oil or nallennai in cooking. It is good in regulating menstrual cycle. Jaggery is good supplement for white sugar and it has many medicinal values. Let us see the recipe of ellu urundai. Try this recipe and enjoy its benefits.





  1. Dry roast sesame seeds till it splutters and nice aroma rises. Remove in a plate.

  2. Pour little water into a heavy bottom pan and when it boils well add in crushed jaggery and stir till it dissolves fully. Then strain in a strainer to remove dust if any and reheat in the pan. It will start to boil and will become thick. Add cardamom powder and stir. Now pour some (very little) onto the water in the bowl and with two fingers try to make a ball from it, when it comes out correctly that is the desired consistency.

  3. Now remove from fire and pour the vella pagu onto the sesame seeds spread on a plate so that it spreads all over. Immediately mix well with a flat ladle.

  4. Smudging hand with ghee or rice flour or using disposable gloves (it will hot), make small balls.

  5. Now Ellu urundai (sesame balls) are ready to eat.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 5

Amount Per Serving
Calories 630kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 61g94%
Sodium 47mg2%
Potassium 370mg11%
Total Carbohydrate 11g4%
Dietary Fiber 11g44%
Sugars 1g
Protein 20g40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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