Karnataka Style Ellu Bella Recipe (Sankrati Mix Recipe)

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Karnataka Style Ellu Bella Recipe (Sankrati Mix Recipe)
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Karnataka Style Ellu Bella Recipe (Sankranti Mix Recipe) a simple tradition followed by many of the Karnataka households to make this type of mixture during every festival of Sankranti. It is a custom that every family should distribute this mixture along with homemade goodies to neighbor as a way of offering. It is just a practice which has been followed for years, since bella – jaggery is being used excessively during this time of the year and sesame seeds which was traditionally used in the water for bathing, these two ingredients are the main highlights for this festival.

Serve the Karnataka Style Ellu Bella Recipe (Sankranti Mix Recipe) for Sankranti as a Festival Food. 

If you are looking for more Sankranti Festival Food here are some: 

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Cuisine: Karnataka
Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

45 M

Cooks in

0 M

Total in

45 M


  • 1 cup Roasted Gram Dal (Pottukadalai)
  • 1 cup Raw Peanuts (Moongphali)
  • 1 cup Dry coconut (kopra) , chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup Jaggery , cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup Sesame seeds (Til seeds)

How to make Karnataka Style Ellu Bella Recipe (Sankrati Mix Recipe)

  1. We begin making the Karnataka Style Ellu Bella Recipe (Sankranti Mix Recipe) by following the procedure below:

Roasting the peanuts
  1. Heat a big kadai, when it is hot and before it starts to smoke add in the peanuts with skin and roast them till it become slightly brown.

  2. Once done, let it cool down, by using a Muslin cloth or Gunny bag, add in the roasted peanuts in the center and wrap them up, hold it tightly by using one hand and with the other hand rub the peanuts against the cloth. This will help in removing the skin from the peanuts. Blow away the husk and keep the peanuts aside.

For the copra
  1. Remove the outer brown layer from the copra, cut them into small pieces and dry roast them on the kadai and keep it aside.

For the Jaggery
  1. You can use a knife to cut the jaggery into small pieces and keep it aside. It should be of the same size as the copra

To assemble
  1. Dry roast the sesame seeds also and mix in all the other ingredients together.

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