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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Ellu Sadam / Sesame Seeds Rice

 
Being a south Indian, having a variety of easy and quick rice recipes in my repertoire always comes handy during time constraints. Though I try to include veggies and/or dal in rice dishes, there are times when I neither have patience nor the time to do the prep work. This simple, quick and delicious ellu sadam is one of the answers during that kind of scenarios. I have seen this recipe plenty of times in several blogs featuring Tamil food. I read some where that this dish is offered as neivedyam. 
Recently I tried only a small quantity to see how it is received by my family and also as I was skeptical since sesame seeds is the only key ingredient of the recipe. It was delicious and surprisingly, my husband liked it the most. To say the least, I was regretting that I made it in a small quantity. And so it was prepared again a couple of days later. :)

Ingredients: (2 servings)
1/2 cup rice or 1 cup cooked rice
Salt to taste
1 Tbsp sesame seeds
1 tsp urad dal / skinned black gram
6 dried red chillies or as needed (I used Byadagi chillies.)
For tadka:
1 Tbsp oil, 2 Tbsp peanuts, 1 tsp urad dal, few curry leaves and a generous pinch of asafoetida


Method:
* Cook rice adding double quantity of water in a pressure cooker / rice cooker.
* Add urad dal to a pan and roast on low flame. When it starts to change a shade darker, add sesame seeds and red chillies. Toast until urad dal turns slightly brown and sesame seeds start to crackle and turns a few shades darker. Let cool and grind them fine.
* Heat oil in a saute pan or a small kadai. Add peanuts and urad dal. When urad dal starts to turn reddish, add curry leaves and asafoetida. Stir the tadka mixture once and add the ground sesame powder, salt and cooked rice. Mix well and just heat through until rice is warm.


Notes:
* Use preferably south Indian style rice like sona masuri.
* Black and/or white sesame seeds can be used. I used white sesame seeds. 

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Comments

22 comments:

kitchen queen said...

delicious ellu sadam.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and colorful looking rice. Looks wonderful.
Deepa

Priya Suresh said...

Sesame rice is our all time favourite, i do quite often and you have done prefectly.

Pavani N said...

I loved making this sesame rice. So easy to make and it tastes great too.

vaishali sabnani said...

This should be really yum.Love the sesame flavor and the idea of grinding it.a must try asap:)

Usha said...

Love the color of the rice. It is inviting. I never tried sesame rice before. Looks delicious!

Jayashree said...

Bookmarked to try later. Looks delicious.

rekhas kitchen said...

flavorfull and perfect for lunch box nice one

Sumi said...

wow lovely colour, my favorite prasadham in temples :)

Srivalli said...

I like these sort of mixed rices...looks very inviting Suma..

Archana Potdar said...

Awesome clicks. Amma used to make this rice often but like you I am not sure my family will like. Will make a little and see. Thanks.

Harini-Jaya R said...

Yumm..looks very fiery and tempting!

Chef Mireille said...

a great dish to have in the repertoire

Louise Van Weezel said...

Looks delicious! I love using rice in this way!
I usually get inspiration from Tilda BAsmati on their recipe page http://www.tilda.com/public-recipe-category/dry think you'll like it!

Santhosh kumar said...

Delicious. . . . Umm umm

Custom Cakes in pune said...

Yummy yummy, i also want to eat :-(

Veneer Processing Machine said...

Yummm :-P i m also trying to cook this.

Sliding Gates said...

awesome recepie of rice nice one.
Gate Opener

kumars kitchen said...

oh yummy rice with so much goodness,
delicious :-)

Madhavi said...

Oh suma,it's been long time u haven't posted anything.that was quite an unusual long break in this blog.hope everything is well .waiting for a post soon:-)

Linda said...

Hi Suma,

Visiting after a long time away -- your last few rice dishes are fantastic! :) Best wishes from the North Woods!

Celinda said...

Cool!