Sankranti wishes to all Mane Adige readers!! Sankranti, as you all know, is the festival of harvest.In Bangalore-Mysore regions of Karnataka, this festival is celebrated by exchanging "Ellu-Bella" with family and friends. Young girls get dressed and go house hopping for Ellu-Bella, sugar cane and other goodies. For more information on the festival, check out Wiki . Will head straight to the recipe now...
1 cup Copra/Kobri/Dry coconut, with its skin peeled and chopped into very fine and uniform pieces
1 cup Hurigadale/Chana Dhalia/ Putaani
1 cup Peanuts, dry roasted and skin peeled off
1 Cup Finely and uniformly chopped Jaggery
Quarter to half cup Sesame seeds/Til/Ellu (White Til)
- Dry roast the sesame seeds until they turn golden brown in color; Keep aside.
- Halve the roasted peanuts and keep aside; Note: Make sure not to burn the peanuts while roasting them; Ellu bella looks good when the peanuts are lightly golden in color. Peeling off the skin is a lot easier after roasting the peanuts.
- Mix all the ingredients together; Store in air tight containers and relish.