Wishing you all a very Happy Sankranthi/Pongal, with a bowl full of Ellu-Bella.
Every year during Sankranthi/Pongal , a mixture of Jaggery, Dried coconut, Dalia Dal, Peanuts/groundnuts and Sesame seeds(roasted) known as Ellu- Bella are mixed together and shared with families, neighbors and friends. Along with this mixture seasonal fruits like sugarcane and oranges are also given to mark the harvest season and sweet beginnings.
- Peanuts/Groundnuts (Kadalekayi) - 1 cup (toasted, skin removed and halved)
- Dalia dal (Hurigadale) - 1 cup
- Jaggery (Bella) - 1 cup
- Dried coconut (Kobbari)- 1cup
- Sesame seeds (Ellu) - 2 tbsp
Toast all the above ingredients, let it cool and mix them all together and enjoy !