Yellu Neeru ( White Sesame Juice )


Yellu in kannada is sesame in English. Sesame juice is very soothing in hot summer. It really tastes great when chilled and served. Here in Manipal it is available in some of the shops close to the college campuses. It is very easy to prepare and also very tasty. So yeah, give this a shot.

What you need to have:

1. White yellu(sesame )  – 1/4 cup

2. Jaggery – As per taste

3. Milk – 1 cup(I have used “good life” milk)

4. Cardamom – 4-5

Ingredients of Yellu juice

What you do with what you have:

1.Wash and drain water from sesame. Place a skillet on medium flame with washed sesame in it. Just warm it up in such a way that it just swells when compared to the original sesame seeds in image 1, but never sputters at all (See below).  Chop jaggery, peal and powder cardamon and keep aside.

Warmed up Sesame seeds(Yellu)

2. Transfer warmed up sesame seeds from step 1 to a mixer bowl and grind it to a fine consistency adding required quantity of water in steps.

Ground juice mix

3. Transfer ground sesame mix to a bowl and required quantity of milk to it. Also add chopped jaggery and powdered cardamom from step 1 to it. Check for sweetness and add some more jaggery if needed.  Ready to serve Yellu juice is as shown in the image below. Enjoy chilled !

Ready to serve Yellu juice

Number of cups: 3 cups

How long it takes: 30 minutes

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