Have you tried this simple and refreshing drink from Bangalore?

Refreshing, creamy and coconut-flavored, sesame juice, also known as Ellu juice, is a perfect drink to drink in the summer season when the scorching heat is unbearable. This easy and healthy drink is pleasantly sweet and tastes best served cold.

Sesame seeds are grown primarily in the tropical regions of Asia, Africa, and South America. It is a crop that is harvested due to the presence of oil in its seed. It is also considered an oilseed. They are rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and thus prove to be a healthy addition to meals. It is also used in certain foods to give them a nutty flavor and crunchy texture.

These seeds give a lot of health benefits. It is used as a cooking oil to treat high blood pressure. They are also commonly used for diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, and many other conditions.

This quick and easy juice requires no prep. It is a white drink that is made with a mixture of sesame seeds, brown sugar and water. You can make this drink thick or thin by increasing or decreasing the amount of water you pour into it. The best part about this nutritious drink is that it’s made with brown sugar, not sugar. Jaggery is a house of minerals and is beneficial for health.

These seeds can also be eaten raw, baked or roasted depending on your taste. Sesame seeds are also used as a topping on bagels, hamburger buns, salads, and breadsticks.

Here is the recipe for Sesame Seed Drink.

Preparation time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Servings: 3 cups

Ingredients:

¼ cup white sesame seeds

A little less than 1/4 cup powdered Jaggery

1/4 cup grated coconut

1 cup of cold milk

3 nos. cardamoms

Method:

  • In the first step, soak the sesame seeds for about 1-2 hours in a small amount of water.
  • Put the soaked sesame seeds, shredded coconut, jaggery and seedless cardamoms in a mixer grinder and grind to a fine paste. Add a little milk if needed to grind them up easily.
  • Now, pour this paste into a bowl and add milk to thin out the paste.
  • Finally, serve this rejuvenating cold white sesame juice.

Some points to keep in mind:

  • You can strain out the sesame seed pieces if you don’t like a nutty flavor to your drink.
  • The drink can also be prepared without milk. You can substitute it for almond milk.
  • Ellu Juice can also be made vegan if you use water instead of milk
  • You can always adjust the amount of jaggery according to your taste buds.
  • The drink tastes better when served cold.

Now prepare this easy drink at home. In addition, these multipurpose Sesame Seeds are very beneficial for health. They are used as an ingredient in soaps, cosmetics, lubricants and medicines.

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