Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sesame Seed Rice

Sesame seeds are a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, Vitamin B1,Vitamin E, zinc and dietary fiber. Since it has vitamin E, it is good for the skin also. It is used widely in homemade bread, muffins and cookies. They add great flavor to the dish. I love this rice for its flavor and simplicity. If you have sesame seed powder kept ready, this ellu sadam/sesame seed rice can be prepared in a jiffy. It is usually served with papads, appalam, chips or roasted potatoes. Today we will learn how to make sesame seed rice (ellu sadam in Tamil) following this easy recipe.

Sesame seed rice-Ellu Sadam
Ellu Sadam

Ellu Sadam-Sesame Seed Rice

Ellu Sadam-Sesame Seed Rice

 Prep Time : 5 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Yields: 1 cup
 Recipe CategorySide Dish-Podi
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian
 Author:

   Ingredients needed

   White Sesame seeds/ ellu -100 grams
   Whole Urad dal -1/4 cup
   Cumin seeds/jeera seeds -1 tbsp
   Whole black pepper- 1/2 tbsp
   Red chillies -8-9
   Salt as needed

   For the sesame seed rice

   Cooked rice - as needed
   Sesame seed Oil - 1 tbsp
   Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
   Curry leaves - a sprig
   Ghee - 1 tsp


Method for preparing Sesame Seed Powder

Heat a pan and dry roast sesame seeds on medium heat stirring continuously until it splutters. Leave it to cool. Then grind it just for a few seconds.(operate the mixie at intervals and not at a stretch).If you grind it for a long time, the sesame seeds will ooze out oil.

In the same pan, dry roast urad dal until it turns golden brown. Then dry roast red chillies, cumin seeds and pepper separately. Powder everything together a little coarse with salt needed.

Then add roasted sesame seed powder to the above and dry grind it just for a second.

Our ellu podi/sesame seed powder is ready now. We will see how to prepare sesame seed rice/ellu sadam.

For Sesame Seed Rice

Cook rice until soft. When rice is warm, add a tsp of sesame seed oil and spread it on a plate to cool.

Mix needed amount of sesame seed powder with the cooked rice.

Heat 1 tbsp of sesame seed oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal and curry leaves. When dal turns golden brown, add the seasoning to the rice and gently mix it. Top it with a tsp of ghee/clarified butter.

Sesame seed rice is ready to be serve with potato chips, papads or  potato curry.

Storage and Shelf Life - Store it in an airtight container at room temperature. Stays fresh for more than a month.

Note - You can use white or black sesame seeds for making this rice. You can prepare this rice with white rice, brown rice or millets. You can also prepare this with leftover rice.

Meet you all with more interesting recipes and tips, until then it is adieu from Padhu.

54 comments:

  1. very nice and innovative!

    you have a nice blog..
    am following it.


    Cheers

    Jyoti

    www.theveggiehut.blogspot.com

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  2. Wow PAdhu...sesame rice looks fantastic dear..thanks for sending to CWS..

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  3. Tasty ellu sadham. I love it and so does my family. Your pic is too good. I totally agree with u that with hot rice,little ghee and appalam, superb :):)

    Chitchat
    http://chitchatcrossroads.blogspot.com/

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  4. The rice looks really tempting:) A great recipe.

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  5. This is a wonderful, simple rice. I'm sure it will do well with Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes- Cooking with seeds -Sesame Seeds Event! Thanks for the post.

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  6. Nice and crunchy rice...love the bird too:)

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  7. the displayed image is very nice like the recipe..

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  8. I should try this recipe as my hubby like sesame seed very much..thanks for sharing padu!!1

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  9. Wow! Adore the spices turned into a bird. Beautiful art.
    Very flavorful rice with crunchy appalam.

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  10. Yummy rice I made this for Pongal kanu festival.

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  11. Yummy rice! And good for health too :)

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  12. Please collect your award from my blog dear:)
    Thanks!

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  13. Hi Padhu ,
    Thanks for dropping by n putting in ur lovely comments . Great presentations and wonderful recipes in ur blog , loved the spice bird n also ur cute little penguins .
    Happy Blogging !!

    - Smita
    Little Food Junction

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  14. wow padhu...i have never tried something like this..its nice n innovation...good click!

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  15. Dear, Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog..you have a very cute space..happy to join you..this sesame rice is really delicious and I love the picture..Love to hear from you often..

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  16. You are so innovative...sounds delicious :-)

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  17. you have a very nice way of presenting food. even before reading the actual post I always take time to admire the pics. love his bird. you are an artist Padhu. sesame seed rice seems very crunchy and full of health

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  18. wow nice n different rice...vl be very tasty n flavourful

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  19. Hey Padu

    let me tell you one thing"I loke that little birdie" which you have created with your spices and daal..Rice looks mouthwatering and tempting:))

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  20. Just made this for Kanu pongal. Looks perfect! Love your little birdie!

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  21. Delicious looking rice Padu...nice presentation :)

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  22. Innovative and healthy dish...luks yummy!

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  23. I love this sesame seeds rice. In Maharashtra we make a very similar chutney called Tilachi chutney and then its mixed with rice and a little bit oil... mmmm.. yummy!

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  24. this one is new to me! gr8 recipe..simple n delicious!
    Renuka
    http://cookingyummy.blogspot.com/

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  25. Superb..healthy and yummy!!!!
    Please collect your award from Vazhayila dea..!!!

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  26. nice delicious sesame rice, i love the flavour of sesame!! and lovely spice bird too :)

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  27. delicacy..love the use of sesame seeds in rice..nice flavorful..great with ghee..love your blog.

    www.foodlyrics.com

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  28. Tnx 4 the visit Padhu...
    Awesome dish...tnx

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  29. Beautiful bird and delicious rice!

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  30. Hey Padhu,

    First things first..... I am really sorry to have missed on your space for so very long.... I'm really ashamed for that act of negligence.... And thanks for the love shared on me & my post.... Hope to c u around often..... Thanks again!!!!

    Ash...
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  31. I havent tried this before!!nice idea!!!

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  32. Dear Padhu,I have an award for you. Please do come and collect it Dear.

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  33. hey padhu....yummy dish...and I would like to give you an award...please collect it from my blog..

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  34. I really love to try this, sounds so healthy!

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  35. I have never tried this, but looks too yum!

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  36. looks perfect..Nice presentation

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  37. Hi Padhu, my first visit here absolutely fell in love your space... Neat one girl!!! Thanks for dropping by!!! Your rice is so inviting beautiful color and the ingredient list says that it definitely should be aromatic and tasty!!!

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  38. Absolutely delicious rice,with pappad tastes great

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  39. Hello.. Very informative blog. One question, how long can I keep the sesame powder in airtight container . Please give me an average tome period. Thanks . Kala.

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  40. You can keep it for a month,but it tastes great when it is fresh.

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  41. Thanks for the prompt reply. It proves that yours is a professional and reliable blog. Thanks again. Kala.

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  42. Love your recipes.Going to try your podi recipes and 7 cups too.Thanks

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  43. Hi akka shal we try this podi with black sesame seeds???

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  44. Yes, kalai arasi, you can make this with black sesame seeds also but make sure to clean it well.

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  45. I am getting a lot of guidance from your articles. Thank you daughter.

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  46. MADAM 100 GMS, CAN U TELL HW MANY TABLESPOONS?

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    1. 100 grams is approximately 6 1/2 tbsp.

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