Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Ellu Satham | Sesame Rice | Sesame Seed Rice

The fourth & last day of pongal is celebrated as "Kaanum Pongal".Kaanum means "Visit",on this day, people used to visit relatives house or any nearby tourist place.So usually they pack different types of  variety rice for their one day trip and now it's became  a habit in our home, whether we go out or not, the menu on that day would be different types of variety rice. So for this year kaanum pongal, i had prepared this  ellu satham along with coconut rice and curd rice.
When i finished cooking and started to click on kaanum pongal day, the sky was very cloudy and i couldn't get single decent picture, so few days back, again i prepared the same menu,just for blogging sake 😉  .This time, i included vadai & cabbage poriyal and we had a hearty meal.This rice is so easy to make yet it's so tasty & healthy.So even you can prepare this rice as lunch box recipe for your kids.

Ellu Satham/Sesame Rice

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 10 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Rice | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Cooked Rice - 11/2 cup
Sesame Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard & urad dal - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Salt - to taste

To Roast & Grind
Sesame Seed - 1 tbsp(heaped)
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Red chili - 3
Sesame oil - 1/4 tsp

Heat a pan with 1/4 tsp of sesame oil and then add the red chili & urad dal, roast till the urad dal turns golden brown color.Keep it aside.In the same pan, add the sesame seed and roast, once the seeds starts to pop, switch off the flame and continue roasting in the pan heat till nice aroma comes from it. Let it cool and then put in the mixie/blender jar along with chilies and urad dal and grind into coarse powder.Now heat 1 tsp of sesame oil in the pan and add the mustard,urad dal & curry leaves, let the  mustard splutter.Then add the grounded powder, give a good mix and switch off the flame.Now add the cooked rice & salt.Mix it gently without breaking the rice.
That's it, Tasty & aromatic Sesame Rice /Ellu Sadam is ready to serve.
  • I have used black sesame seed , but you can white one also.
  • Sesame oil gives great flavor to the rice, so i highly recommend to use that.
  • Once the sesame seed starts to pop, switch off the flame, otherwise there is a chance of burning the seeds.
  • Adjust the red chilies according to your taste.
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  1. This ellu sadam is in my todo list. Need to give a try soon. Love your version. Very nice.

  2. Lovely the detailed step wise instructions.. This is awesome...

  3. Love this super nutritious and flavourful rice, my all time favourite.

  4. This rice is on my to do list since long..looks lovely.

  5. I have to make it for ages now ... Like VAishali above. Looks yum.

  6. I can smell the aroma of sesame seeds here, one of my favorite mixed rice!! Tempting!

  7. That is such a nutritious and delicious rice dish.

  8. I like the nutty flavor the sesasme seeds gives to the rice.

  9. Wow I love the entire spread...very nicely done..Sesame rice is my favorite way of enjoying Ellu..

  10. usually Ive seen it done with white sesame seeds love the color of the dark ones in this version

  11. The black sesame has given it such a wonderful color. Lovely recipe :)