This is not really a recipe as there is no cooking involved in this but I am just listing the ingredients that go into Til Gul (Ellu Bella).Til is Sesame seed and Gul is Jaggery.
This is traditionally made on the occasion of Sankranthi. Til Gul is distributed to all saying ‘Til Gul Gya Goda Goda Bol’ – meaning, ‘Have Til Gul and Speak sweetly’!
Let me quickly jump to the ingredients that go into this. (I am also mentioning some rough quantities but ideally you can chose the proportion that works for you)
Til (Sesame seeds) – 3/4 cup
Cut Jaggery – 1/2 cup
Cut Copra (dried coconut) – 1/2 cup
Fried gram (Pottu Kadalai) – 1 cup
Peanuts – 1 cup
Sugar coated jeera (cumin seeds) – a handful (makes it colorful too)
Mishri – 2-3 tsp
– Dry roast the Til/sesame seeds
– Chop copra and jaggery into fine small pieces
– Dry roast the groundnuts and remove the skin after cooling. Also split them. (If you are using roasted and de-skinned peanuts, then you can skip this step)
-You can also optionally dry roast the fried gram
– Mix all the above along with the copra pieces, sugar coated jeera and mishri.
(You can leave out the sugar coated jeera and mishri if it is not readily available. These are just optional)
Til Gul is ready for Sankaranthi. You can put them in covers/small boxes for distribution.
I will put the details of the Sankranthi function in another post very soon 🙂