Ellu Urundai ( Sesame seeds ladoo)

This is my favourite urundai/ ladoo recipe❤ It is very simple, easy to make with just three ingredients and it is very delicious, nutritious.

If you are from Thoothukudi, you will definitely know “Podhigai Sweets”shop which is very famous for fresh, mouth-watering snacks. Ellu urundai from their shop is a big hit and it is liked mostly by everyone at home. Infact, one box full of ellu urundai disappears in a minute😊 They used to make it with black sesame seeds.

Highly inspired with their ellu urundai, I wanted to make something similar. I don’t get black sesame seeds here. So I have used white one’s. If you could get black sesame seeds, make urundai/ladoo using it.

Sesame seeds are highly nutritious!! It has anti-aging properties, promotes hair growth, boosts skin health,bone health, dental health, stabilizes blood pressure, helps to fight against stress etc.., It is high source of unsaturated fats and energy.

When it is highly nutritious which is also very tasty and easy to make at home in just 20 minutes, it becomes the best snack anytime at home.

I have explained it in brief with step-by-step pictures and detailed explanation. Just go through and make these healthy, tasty, aromatic ellu urundai/ sesame seeds ladoo at home❤

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1 cup= 200 ml.

  • Sesame seeds- 1 cup
  • Powdered Jaggery- 1/2 cup
  • Grated coconut- 1/2 cup ( optional)


If you are using coconut, dry roast coconut in medium flame till it gets aromatic. Keep it separate.
In the same pan/kadai, dry roast sesame seeds in medium flame, till it turns aromatic, turns golden brown color and starts to splutter. Do not burn it.
Switch off the flame now and keep it separate.
Let it cool down.

Transfer the sesame seeds, roasted coconut, jaggery to a mixer jar. Jaggery used should not have any impurities. Grind to a smooth, fine powder.
Grinded to smooth.
Transfer to a plate/ bowl.
Roll tight and start to make balls out of it.


  • Both black and white sesame seeds can be used.
  • If you do not want to use coconut, skip it.
  • Store it in an airtight container for future use.
  • When roasting, do not burn sesame seeds.