Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sesame Rice | Ellu Sadham

This is another quick and easy rice recipe. I'm remembering those days when me and my sister used to go to a temple where every Saturday this would be the Prasad to God.I usually prepare this rice, when I need to travel. It is not only easy to prepare but also to pack .With simple papad you can enjoy this rice.


Cooked rice                       -  2 cups (I used Basmati)
Sesame oil                          -  1 tsp
Salt                                    -   to taste

To temper

Sesame oil                         - 2  tsp
Mustard seeds                   - 1 tsp
Roasted peanuts                - 1 tsp
Urad / Black gram             - 1/2 tsp
Channa dal/ Bengal gram   - 1/2 tsp
Cashews                            - 5 to 6
Dry red chilli                       - 1
Curry leaves                       -  few
 Asafoetida                         - 1/4 tsp

To Roast

Sesame seeds                    - 1 tbsp
Roasted Peanuts                - 1 tbsp
Dry Red chillies                 - 3 to 4
Channa Dal/ Bengal gram   - 1/2 tsp


Heat a heavy bottom pan and dry roast channa dal, peanuts and red chillies until golden brown. Finally add sesame and roast for another 30 seconds as sesame turns brown very quickly.Once you hear sesame seeds popping , transfer it into a plate to cool down. Later grind it into fine powder.

Heat oil in the same pan and add the items given under ' to temper' one by one and fry for 30 seconds.Once you see the nuts turning golden colour, add the cooked rice and add the previously ground powder and salt.
Cover and keep the heat low to let the rice absorb all the flavours for one or two minutes.

Serve it hot with papad.


  • You can prepare the powder(mix) in advance and refrigerate for a month.
  • Cook rice along with a tsp of oil to get a flaky rice.
  • Sesame oil is a key ingredient for a good flavour.

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