Monday, October 17, 2011

Ellu Sadam/Sesame Seeds Rice

                                                                Sesame Seeds is what we call Ellu in Tamil.There are two types of Sesame seeds one in black and other in white.My mother used to use lot of black seeds in making ellu sadam or ellu urundai or in idli chilli powder.
My mother used to make it on Saturdays of Tamil month(purattasi(sept15th-oct 15th)).It is a speciality neivedhayam for lord balaji(venkatajalapathy)along with paruppu payasam and ulundu vadai.
This rice is made when you fry the sesame seeds in some sesame oil along with red chillies,urad dal and coconut.Then you powder it and mix it with cooked rice.When you fry the seeds you can hear a crackling noise!!!!

You Will Need

  • One Tbs of black or white Sesame Seeds
  • One tsp of Urad dal
  • One tbs of Scraped Coconut
  • Three Red chillies
  • Few Curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Few Tbs of Sesame Oil
To Temper
  •  One tsp of Sesame oil
  • One tsp of Mustard seeds
  • A pinch of Asafoetida    
How to
1.In a heavy bottomed Pan heat a tbs of Sesame oil and fry sesame seeds,urad dal,red chillies and when it crackles and becomes golden brown add the coconut,and fry for few seconds and cool it.
2.When it is room temperature powder it in to a coarse mixture  and spread it over cooked rice and mix well.
3.Add salt,curry leaves and Temper it with the things given under temper.mix well and adjust the salt.

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