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Ellu for Makar sankranti

Ellu is exchanged during Makar Sankranti in South India. It signifies better bonding and mark of respect between indivduals.

Cuisine Indian
Servings 10
Author Jayashree


  • 1 cup sesame
  • 1 1/2 cup dessicated coconut
  • 1 cup groundnut
  • 1 cup split dalia
  • 2 cup castor sugar


  1. Grate the dry coconut. I remove the black part and grate only the white part.

  2. Dry roast white sesame, groundnut  and dessicated coconut on low flame.

  3. Peel the skin of groundnut and keep it aside.

  4. Put split dalia  for a few seconds in the pan and roast.

  5. Mix all ingredients together.

Recipe Notes

  • Bits of jaggery may also be used instead of sugar.
  • Use the shiny variety of sesame. It tastes better.