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Sesame Seed Rice | Elu Sadam

Sesame seed rice/ Ellu Sadam is a tasty variety rice prepared with black sesame seed. Rlly gives a intense flavour for the rice. With some cooked rice, this can be prepared within 10 minutes
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Course: Variety Rice
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Vidya Srinivasan


  • Cooked Rice - 3 cups
  • Roasted Peanuts - a handful
  • Black/White Sesame Seed /Elu - 2 tablespoon
  • Urad dal - 1 tablespoon
  • Cumin Seed - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Pepper - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Red chilli - 2 Adjust according to your spice level
  • Roasted peanuts - 1 teaspoon
  • Sesame oil - 1 tablespoon
  • Mustard seed - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Channa dal - 1 tablespoon
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Asofetida - generous pinch
  • Red chilli - 1


  • Spread the cooked rice in a pan and add few drops of sesame oil, mix well
  • Dry roast all the ingredients listed under "to grind" except sesame seeds till the aroma comes; transfer into a plate
  • In the same pan dry roast sesame seed till it starts popping; transfer it to the same plate
  • Let it comes to room temperature, first grind the dal mixture
  • After it is ground, add sesame seed and grind
  • Add oil to the pan once the oil becomes hot add the items under "To temper"  and let mustard seed splutter. Add the peanuts and give a quick mix; switch off
  • Transfer the tempering to the vessel containing the rice. Add  sesame seed powder little by little according to your taste and mix
  • Add salt to the rice and mix well
  • Rice tastes best after few hours


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  1. White sesame seed can be used instead of black
  2. Cashew can be used for extra crunch
  3. If you feel you need extra spice add pepper- cumin powder or temper with extra red chilli
  4. Make the ellu sadam few hours before consuming for best taste
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