Ellurundai is a traditional South Indian sweet made from sesame seeds, jaggery (a type of unrefined cane sugar), and grated coconut. It is a popular sweet in Tamil Nadu and other parts of South India, and is often served during festivals and special occasions.
To make ellurundai, the sesame seeds are first roasted until they become fragrant and slightly browned. Then, the roasted sesame seeds are mixed with grated coconut and jaggery syrup to form small, round balls. The jaggery syrup is made by melting the jaggery in water and then cooking it until it thickens to a syrupy consistency.
Ellurundai is a nutritious and delicious sweet that is rich in iron, calcium, and other minerals. Sesame seeds are a good source of iron and calcium, while jaggery is a natural sweetener that contains iron and other minerals. However, like most sweets, ellurundai is high in sugar and should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.