Sesame sweet Roti (Ellu Holige)

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Ellu is sesame. Ellu is available in few varieties but this ordinary variety I am using here is of immense use to us. We prepare dry chutney powder, sesame wet chutney, Ellu mixture for Sankranthi and Ellu holige, which is what I am putting up today. It is a sweet roti which really tastes unique when compared to the other common holige like the Bele holige. We mix the powdered ellu and jaggery together and wrap it with the chapathi dough and roll it again and fry it on the tawa with a little ghee. This is an Andra delicacy and I borrowed it from one of my friends.

What you need to have:

1. Ordinary sesame(Ellu) – 1 Cup

2. Jaggery(Molasses) – 1 Cup

3. Copra – 2 Tablespoon

4. Cardamom – 4-5

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Ingredients of Ellu Holige

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash Sesame in water. Place a broad based bowl on medium flame and dry roast sesame till it sputters stiring continuously.

2. Crush Jaggery and keep it aside. Powder cardamom as well and mix it with roasted sesame. Grate dry copra and roast it on a medium/ low flame till you get a pleasant aroma but doesn’t get burnt and looks as below.

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Roasted Sesame and Copra

3. Dry grind the roasted sesame, copra and crushed jaggery in the mixer to a medium coarse consistency like the bread crumbs.

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Crushed Sesame, Jaggery , Copra and Cardamom

To roll into roti we need to prepare the outer dough.

What you need to have:

1. Wheat atta – 1/2 cup

2. Maida flour – 1/2 cup

3. Raw cooking oil -3-4 Teaspoon

4. Salt – To taste

5. Water – 1/3 cup

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Ingredients of the outer dough

What you do with what you have:

1. Sieve atta and maida together in the siever with salt.

2. Transfer sieved atta to a bowl and add water slowly to make a soft dough. Lastly add oil and knead it and keep it aside for about 30 minutes.

3. Pinch out the required quantity of the dough from the knead dough and roll it into small discs and place 1and1/2 Teaspoon of the the mixture and wrap it well and is as shown in the image below. One can even wrap all the roti once and keep it aside and roll it finaly as shown in the image below.

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The dough, pinched out ball, stuffed and the rolled roti

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The wrapped rotis

4. Roll each of the wrapped rotis on a thick plastic sheet dusting very lightly in wheat atta to the required thickness.

5. Place a dosa griddle on a medium flame with 1 or 2 teaspoons of ghee on it. When heated place rolled roti on it.

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Sesame Roti being roasted

6. Just reverse the roti and it starts blowing up

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Roti being roasted on the reverse

7. Just turn over adding a little ghee on the sides. Roast again so that it is properly done.

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Roti being roasted

8. Just turn over and it is done. Enjoy roti when cooled tastes great !

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Roasted Ellu Holige

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A close look at Ellu Holige

On cooling, store it in air tight containers and will remain afresh atleast for a week at room temperature.

How long it takes: 1 hour

Number of holiges: 15


8 thoughts on “Sesame sweet Roti (Ellu Holige)

    Priya said:
    August 10, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Yumm!!looks great…

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 10, 2009 at 3:14 pm

      Hi Priya,

      Thanx a lot for ur comments.

    Ramya Kiran said:
    August 10, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Super! I always come to you to find all the authentic Indian recipes.. And those step by step pics are so much helpful. Thanks for sharing!

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 10, 2009 at 3:18 pm

      Hi Ramya,

      Thanx for ur expert comments.

    PARI said:
    August 10, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Very well explained pratibha di.

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 10, 2009 at 3:18 pm

      Hi Pari,

      Thank u very much my dear!!!!!

    manisha said:
    August 25, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    looks yumm. i am surely going to try this.

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 26, 2009 at 1:55 am

      Hi Manisha,

      Thanx for visiting my blog. I did visit ur blog and u have wonderful recipes.

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