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Sesame Boorelu

8 Oct

Sesame Boorelu.

White sesame seeds are toasted on low flame till golden in color. They are then ground into fine powder along with coconut and jaggery. The mixture is rolled into small lemon sized balls and dipped in flour mixture and deep fried till golden brown in color. Serve sesame boorelu as required.
Makes: around 6 Sesame Boorelu.


Sesame Seeds 1 1/2 Cups
Grated Coconut 1 Cup
Cardamom Powder a big Pinch
Jaggery 1 Cup
Ghee 1/4 tsp
Rice Flour 2 Tbsps
Maida 4 Tbsps
Salt a Pinch
Oil for deep Frying

Method of preparation:

Toast sesame seeds in heavy bottomed vessel on low flame.
Once sesame seeds are light golden brown, remove from heat.
Roughly mash the jaggery to make it easy for the grinder.
Grind sesame seeds into fine powder using a grinder.
Stir in grated coconut, cardamom powder and jaggery and grind again into thick mixture.
Grease hands with little ghee and roll a small handful of the sesame mixture into lemon sized laddu.
Repeat the same with remaining sesame coconut mixture.

Heat oil in a deep frying pan.
Dip each sesame coconut laddu in the flour mixture and carefully drop in hot oil.
Fry for few minutes till the laddu turns golden brown in color.
Remove the sesame boorelu onto absorbent paper.
Serve sesame boorelu.
Notes: Make sure not to burn the sesame seeds.

Suggestions: If the mixture is not suitable to rolling into laddu, leave for couple of hours so that the moisture comes down. Else, add more ground sesame seeds powder to the mixture and roll into laddu.
Variations: Check other recipes with sesame seeds here
Other Names: Sesame Coconut Laddu, Nuvvulu Kobbari Laddu.