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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 rolled with the rolling pin and then cut into small pieces. This ellu mittai stays well in an airtight container for two to three months. For a deeper flavour dark black sesame seeds instead of regular brown and white sesame seeds, but it is available in very few places. Be careful not to grind the roasted sesame seeds smoothly because the mittais will turn soggy. Now let's see how to make Ellu mittai with step by step methods and short video.


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Black Sesame Seeds Burfi - Ellu Mittai Recipe Details

Prep time : 10 minutes
Cook time : 10 minutes
Yields : 15 to 20 pieces
Category : sweet
Author : Muthulakshmi Madhavakrishnan


Ingredients

  • 1 cup black sesame seeds
  • 1 cup palm jaggery or jaggery
  • 1 tsp ghee

Cooking Directions

Measure and add black sesame seeds in a kadai. Keep the kadai on medium heat and roast until it pops. Transfer it to a plate and allow it to cool down for a few minutes. 


Add it to mixer jar and powder it coarsely. 

In a small vessel, add the jaggery along with 1/4 cup water. Keep on medium heat. When it dissolves completely, strain and add it to the kadai.

Now allow the jaggery syrup to boil till it gets thick. 


Next, add in the coarsely powdered sesame seeds and mix well. 


Cook till it leaves the sides and it gets thick like a mass.

Transfer it to a greased plate and spread it evenly with the wooden ladle. 

Roll it evenly using a rolling pin and then cut it evenly with a greased knife. After 10 minutes, gently transfer it to an air tight container. 


Healthy and easy Ellu mittai is ready to serve. 





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