Ellu Bellam, Karnataka special trail mix, made for Sankaranthi Festival. Ellu bellam, also called yellu bella is a sweet trail mix, a guilt-free snack.Jump to Recipe
What is Ellu Bella
Ellu bella or yellu bella, a sweet trail mix, made of peanuts, sesame and jaggery with copra. This sweet trail mix is offered with betel-nuts, fruits and sugar moulds, amongst friends, on the Sankaranthi day.
This sweet trail mix of sesame seeds and jaggery is a healthy snack. Sesame seeds are high in calcium, along with peanuts, chutney dal and dried coconut, they make a healthy and filing snack.
How to make Ellu Bella
There is no specific recipe here, you have to dry roast peanuts and sesame seeds and toss it with the rest of the ingredients. Each family has its own recipe of making this sweet trail mix.
Since i used peanuts with skin, i dry roasted the peanuts, then removed skin by rubbing with a kitchen cloth. Then dry roast sesame seeds. Let this come to room temperature, now toss the rest of the ingredients. Do not add jaggery when the ingredients are hot, it will melt and clump together.
Store this delicious and healthy trail mix in an air-tight container, and enjoy it.
Ellu Bella | Sesame seeds and jaggery mix
- Pan for roasting
- ½ cup peanuts
- ½ of copra/dried coconut
- ¼ cup white sesame seeds
- ½ cup jaggery grated
- ½ cup fried gram dal/chutney dal
- ¼ cup sugar candy
- Dry roast the peanuts, take care not to burn. Remove it onto a kitchen cloth, close and rub vigorously to remove the skin. Transfer the skinned peanuts into a bowl.
- In the same pan, dry roast the sesame seeds, add it to the peanuts. To this bowl, add fried gram and sugar candy. Let this mixture cool well.
- Chop the copra/dried coconut into small pieces and added it to the peanuts mix. Add the jaggery to this and mix well.
- Do not add jaggery to the hot peanuts, it will melt and cling together. So, let it cool a bit, then add the jaggery. Mix the contents well.
- Store it in an air-tight container
Make this delicious sweet trail mix and enjoy it as a snack. Exchange this auspicious mix with your family and friends on the auspicious day of sankaranthi.
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