Thursday, September 8, 2016

Sesame Brittle/Ellu Mittai

Sesame Brittle/Ellu Mittai

Ellu Mittai/ sesame brittle is old fashioned sugar and nuts candy. Earlier I posed sesame ladoo recipe with jaggery. This brittle is made with sugar. It is easy to make at home and make crunchy,delightful and tasty snack. Crispy nuts with the rich caramel flavor is something that is irresistible and kids will surely love it. Here I have used sesame seeds,but you can use peanuts, cashew nuts or any nuts of your choice.

Sesame seeds- 1 1/2 cup
Sugar- 1 1/2 cup
Water- 3 tbs
Oil- 2 tbs
Ghee- 1 tsp
Baking soda- 1/4 tsp
salt- a  pinch
Cardamon powder-  1/2 tsp


Dry roast sesame seeds till it starts popping up and there is a nice aroma. Allow this to cool down.
Grease a baking pan with ghee and set aside.

In a heavy bottom pan add sugar, water, oil and a pinch of salt. Put this on the stove on low medium flame and heat it. The sugar will start melting and slowly caramelize. There is no need to stir in the first stage. Allow it to slowly melt. It will take around 10 minutes.

When it starts getting deeper color stir and make sure that all the sugar has melted evenly. Add a pinch of baking powder  and when it starts bubbling add cardamon powder and roasted sesame seeds. Give it a quick mix and pour on greased tray. Press and flatten with the back of a spoon or with a rolling pin.

Allow to cool and the break into small pieces.Store in air tight containers.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!


  1. My favourite sweet... Perfectly made, looks awesome!! Beautiful presentation.

  2. So nicely done Suja, Ellu Mittai looks delicious..


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