Ellu juice is a well-known coolant drink of summer, especially in and around Mangalore and Udupi region. As I grew up in Puttur, little away from the coastal line, never tasted this juice until my marriage. I came to know about this healthy drink very recently, may be around three years back.
Ellu juice and masala buttermilk is sold in and around coastal temples, during summer. After tasting chilled, soothing drink I asked the shopkeeper to elaborate the recipe and noted it down and tried it at home here in Bangalore. According to me, chilled juice tastes really nice in hot weather.
Sesame seeds are tiny, healthy, oil rich seeds. Un-hulled seeds are black or dark brown in colour and hulled seeds look off white and fully polished one look pure white and known as Nylon variety.
To prepare this juice, one can use any type of sesame seeds and can be used raw as well as toasted.
Here I have used raw seeds and mixed coconut milk as well as regular milk. If you want to make Vegan drink, please use coconut little more or replace milk with any other plant-based milk and proceed. Now, we will proceed with the method.
Sesame seeds – 1 table spoon (for 2 cups)
Coconut – 2 table spoon (grated)
Milk – ½ to ¾ cup
Whole Cardamom – 1 or 2
Jaggery – as needed
Water – approximately one cup
-Wash sesame, grind into paste by adding coconut, cardamom, jaggery and quarter cup of water.
-Strain and collect the sesame milk. Repeat the process by adding little water until coconut and sesame turns into small, rough fibre.
-Now, discard the roughage and use collected milk, add plain milk and adjust the consistency.
-Cool this and serve.