Monday, June 28, 2010

Ellu Sadam / Sesame Seed Rice


To make Sesame Powder:
White Sesame Seeds - 3/4 cup
Black Sesame Seeds - 1/4 cup
Urad Dal - 1/2 cup
Red chillies - 8 to 10
Oil - 1/4 tsp

Heat oil in a non-stick pan and fry urad dal and red chillies until golden brown.  Transfer it to a plate and let it cool.
In the same pan, dry roast both the sesame seeds in a low flame until it turns light brown in color.
Let it cool completely.  Grind all the fried ingredients into a coarse powder.

To make Sesame Rice:
Cook rice and allow it to cool.  Do not over cook the rice.

For tempering:
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad Dal - 2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Asafetida - small pinch
Curry leaves
Sesame oil - 2 TBSP

Heat oil in pan and fry the tempering ingredients except salt.  
Add this to the rice along with salt and required amount of sesame powder and mix well.
Add more sesame oil if required.