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Black Sesame Seeds Burfi - Ellu Mittai - Black Ellu Mittai Recipe

Black sesame seeds mittais are so easy and more delicious snack. This ellu mittai is a best snack for kids and adults. One of the best things I really like this sweet is it's made with just three ingredients which are easily available in our kitchen. Making this ellu mittai is quick and easy. For this ellu mittai you can use either palm jaggery or jaggery.  The black sesame seeds are dry roasted in a pan and then coarsely powdered in a mixture jar. Here I have used black sesame seeds, but you can also use white sesame seeds or a combination of both black and white. In most mittai recipes, you have to prepare the jaggery syrup in correct consistency which is the most important step you have to be very careful. To achieve the mittais crunchy texture, the jaggery must boil until it reaches soft ball stage and then ground sesame seeds are added to the jaggery syrup. Immediately they are stirred continuously for a few minutes and then transferred to a greased plate. Then the mixture is

Tirunelveli Salna for Parotta - Empty Salna for Parotta and Chapathi

Salna - this flavorful gravy is a super side dish for parotta that everyone will like it. Last year tasted this salna with parotta in a hotel in Tirunelveli. The gravy in this salna has a blend of flavours from the spices. The onions and tomatoes are sauted with ginger garlic paste and slowly simmered in the coconut masala paste for 20 minutes, allowing time to blend everything together.  How to make Tirunelveli Salna To prepare this salna, these are the ingredients you will need 1. Ginger garlic paste - these two are the key for adding flavour. For salna, we have to add a good amount of ginger garlic paste when compared to other gravies. Try to use homemade fresh ginger garlic paste for this salna. 2. Onions, tomatoes and green chillies - these three are the main ingredients for any gravies. I have used both sliced tomato and ground tomato for this salna, as it gives a beautiful colour and taste for the gravy.  3. Chilly powder, coriander powder and garamasala powder - these three a