Ellu Chiguli / Stuffing for Ellu kozhakkattai

Ellu Chiguli is a very simple sweet that we can make in no minutes. Its a mixture of sesame and jaggery. This is very healthy and rich in iron. ‘Open Sesame’ is a famous phrase in the movie Alibaba and forty thieves. Yes!! It bursts open when it attains maturity. They are available in two colours -white and black. In Hindu mythology, the black seeds represent Lord Sani(Saturn). They are rich in iron, magnesium and has anti-cancer properties.  Adding jaggery to it makes it more rich in iron. They are used to extract oil. Next to ghee, they are more auspicious in lighting lamps. Ellu chiguli is also used as a stuffing in making Ellu Kozhakkattai for Ganesh Chathurthi.

 

Check my other recipes for Vinayagar Chathurthi

Thengai pooranam

Modhagam

Ammini Kozhakkattai

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Ellu Chiguli

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‘Open Sesame’ is a famous phrase in the movie Alibaba and forty thieves. Yes!! It bursts open when it attains maturity. They are available in two colours -white and black. In Hindu mythology, the black seeds represent Lord Sani(Saturn). They are rich in iron, magnesium and has anti-cancer properties. Adding jaggery to it makes it more rich in iron. They are used to extract oil. Next to ghee, they are more auspicious in lighting lamps. This stuffing can be used in making Ellu Kozhakkattai for Ganesh Chathurthi.
Check my other recipes for Vinayagar Chathurthi
Modhagam
Thengai pooranam
Neyyappam/Unniyappam
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Pan
  • Mixie

Ingredients
  

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ladle Sesame seeds
  • 3/4 ladle Jaggery
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder

Instructions
 

  • Roast the sesame seeds in a pan. Cover it with a plate since it bursts out from the pan.
  • Once it starts producing sizzling sound, turn off the stove. Allow it to cool.
  • Now grind the roasted sesame seeds along with the jaggery and cardamom powder.
  • You can serve it as a powder or it can be made into balls.
  • Also this can be used as stufing in making ellu kozhakkattai.

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Keyword Ellu podi, Elu Chiguli, Iron rich food, Sesame sweet powder, Traditional sweet

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Roast the sesame seeds in a pan. Cover it with a plate since it bursts out from the pan.
  • Once it starts producing sizzling sound, turn off the stove. Allow it to cool.
  • Now grind the roasted sesame seeds along with the jaggery and cardamom powder.
  • You can serve it as a powder or it can be made into balls.
  • This is used as stufiing in making ellu kozhakkattai.

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Comments

Ema Jones
28th August 2014 at 7:48 PM

Such simple ingredients, I’m adding in some crushed strawberries, may I?



28th August 2019 at 4:33 PM

I would love to relish this delicious pooranam, I can’t wait till it get stuffed into mothagam. 🙂



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