There is a saying in Kannada "Yellu bella thindu olle maathadi" which means 'Eat the mixture of sesame seeds and jaggery and speak only good'.So Ellu Bella has got its own importance in sankranthi festival. its considered as goodies and is must prepared in Mysore, banglore regions.
its very simple and easy to make. 5 ingredients jaggery, sesame seeds, ground nut, dried coconut and fried gram which goes into this ellu bella signifying the season of harvest.
Ellu Bella along with Sakkare acchu will be distributed or exchanged between friends and family members.
So here is the recipe for it.
You need to have:
1 Cup Sesame Seeds
1 Cup Jaggery/ Bella(acchu Bella preferred)
1 Cup Fried Gram
1 big dry Coconut
1 Cup Groundnuts
With help of granter, remove outer cover of dry coconut to get white inner part ans chop them into little small pieces as shown below.
Chop Jaggery also into small pieces.
Dry roast Groundnuts in a pan and remove outer cover of it.
Finally dry roast sesame seeds and let it to cool.
Mix all the ingredients and pack them in ziplock ans share them with friends and relatives.