I had seen my Mom make Yellu Bella every year since I was a kid. I started making it only when we moved to Dubai. It is quite easy to make this during Sankranthi festival.
As you can see in the image above the ingredients you require are quite few and most are available at local Indian stores. I have seen many stores which have peanuts with skin removed and split into half as well. If not, you will have to fry them, remove the skin and cut them into half.
I use the following proportion to prepare the same:
- 1/2 cup Yellu or Sesame Seeds
- 1 cup Groundnuts or peanuts ( Fried, skin removed and cut into half)
- 1 cup Dhalia or hurigadale
- 1 cup finely chopped dry coconut
- 1 cup Jaggery, finely chopped
Usually the Sesame seeds are cleaned, washed and dried. Later, they are fried. I skip this step, and just fry the Sesame seeds for a few minutes.
Next, grate the black portion of the dry coconut. Chop them into squares as shown in the above picture. Chop the Jaggery also and make sure they are dry. My mom used to keep it in the sun for a few days.
Mix, all the ingredients together. Distrubute to your family and friends. If all the ingredients are dry, it will stay for months.