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Health Benefits of Ellu Mittai

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Explore the amazing health benefits, nutritional facts and interesting insights about Ellu Mittai ! Our traditional Ellu Mittai has a lot of advantages and purposes in adding it to regular diet since ancient times, one will be surprised to know the health benefits of Ellu Mittai and here in this article we discuss all of it. If you are a Ellu Mittai lover do try it from Kandrafoods, organic and homemade Ellu Mittai maker.

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Nutritional Value

  • Energy - 108 cal
  • Protein - 2 g - 4%
  • Carbohydrates - 12 g - 4%
  • Fiber - 1.8 g - 8%
  • Fat - 6 g - 8%
  • Cholesterol - 0 mcg - 0%
  • Vitamin A - 16 mcg - 1%
  • Vitamin B1 - 0.2 mg - 17%
  • Vitamin B3 - 0.4 mg - 3%
  • Vitamin B9 - 15 mcg - 4%
  • Calcium - 118 mg - 9%
  • Iron - 1.2 mg - 7%
  • Potassium - 53 mg - 1%
  • Sodium - 1.2 mg - 0%
  • Magnesium - 40 mg - 10%
  • Phosphorus - 68 mg - 5%
  • Zinc - 1.4 mg - 13%
  • Black sesame seeds contain antioxidants that can reduce oxidative stress and thereby it prevents diabetes, cancer and heart diseases.
  • It also contains vitamins, iron and anti-aging properties that help to improve hair and skin health.
  • It is rich in nutrition with healthy unsaturated fats which lowers the cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart disease.
  • Jaggery contains nutrients that will help improve and maintain the immune system.
  • It also contains minerals that help in increasing haemoglobin and maintain blood pressure.
  • It is rich in iron and can help prevent fatigue and anemia.
  • Both peanuts and roasted gram are loaded with protein and fibre that can boost energy.
  • They are also filled with minerals that can improve muscle, brain and heart health.


  • Out of all the oilseed crops, sesame seeds are considered to be the oldest and the one with the highest level of oil content. It is said that it has been in use for almost 5000 years ago.
  • Ellu Mittai can also be prepared with white sesame seeds or both black and white.
  • Black sesame seeds are said to be more nutritious and crunchy compared to the white sesame seeds.


Suggested consumable by age groups

  • A significant amount of 1-2 pieces can be enjoyed by all age groups.

Good times to eat:

  • It can be enjoyed anytime.
  • Eating a piece after a heavy meal can help with digestion.

Eat along with:

  • IIt can be eaten as it is.

When not to eat or eat more often:

  • People who are allergic to sesame seeds should avoid consuming.
  • Diabetic patients shall not eat often.
  • For pregnant women it is better to consult with the doctor before consuming.

Story/History of recipe

India has a wide range of nuts and jaggery based sweet bars. In Tamilnadu, Kovilpatti is the hub for such sweets. Along with their notable and widely popular peanut bar/ kadalai mittai, it is also famous for other such sweet treats and Ellu Mittai is one of them. Ellu Mittai is a highly nutritious brittle which has been prepared for many decades. These are prepared for special occasions and festivals like Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi and Krishna Jayanti. Considering the health benefits of the main ingredients it has become one of the common household treats.

Recipe Ingredients, Preparation Steps and Occasions Served

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    The following are the ingredients needed to prepare Ellu Mittai,

    • Black Sesame seeds - 1 cup
    • Roasted gram - 1 tablespoon
    • Peanuts - 1 tablespoon (dry roasted)
    • Jaggery - 1 cup (crushed)
    • Cardamom powder - a pinch
    • Ghee - one tablespoon
    • Water - 1/2 cup to melt jaggery.

    Preparation Steps

    1. Rinse black sesame seeds with water and clean well.
    2. Dry roast it at medium flame until it starts popping. 
    3. Once the popping sound has stopped, turn off the flame and keep it aside.
    4. In a pan add jaggery and water. At medium flame melt the jaggery into syrup.
    5. Transfer this syrup into a fresh pan using a filter.
    6. Let boil at low to medium flame. Keep stirring until it thickens.
    7. It needs to reach hard ball consistency.
    8. To check it, take water in a small plate and add a few drops of jaggery syrup in it. Now try rolling the syrup when it can be rolled into a ball you should hear a thud if you drop it on a flat surface.
    9. At this stage when the consistency is perfect, lower the flame, add roasted sesame seeds, peanuts or roasted gram or both and mix well.
    10. Mix it quickly, do not let it stick to the pan and mix it into a soft and loose dough.
    11. Meanwhile grease a flat plate or tray with ghee or oil and keep it ready.
    12. Once the contents have mixed well transfer it to the tray and flatten it with thickness of your choice.
    13. While it is hot cut them into desired pieces with a greased knife, keep it aside and let it set.
    14. After around ten to twenty minutes when it has set well, remove the pieces and store them in an airtight container. It can stay fresh for a month.
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