Ellu urandai is a swwet made for Ganesh Chathurthi. You can make this with white or black sesame seeds. I have made this with white this time. It is full of nutrition so you can keep it for a few days and eat it guilt free.
1. Dry roast the sesame seeds until it starts browning and you get a nice aroma. Once done, let it cool down. It is ok if it a little warm as it helps in making balls later. Grind the sesame seeds to a coarse mixture.
2. If you have big blocks of jaggery, make sure you cut into small pieces for easy grinding. Now add the jaggery to the ground sesame seeds. It is important to grind the sesame seeds followed by jaggery. Don't grind it too smoothly as the nutty texture is better.
3. Heat the ghee in a kadai. Add the broken cashews and raisins. Switch off the stove once the cashews turn light brown.
4. Add the fried nuts followed by the cardamom powder to the mixture. Now take a handful of sweet and make it into tight balls. The oil from the seeds is sufficient to hold the balls together. You can store in an air tight container for a few days.