Ellu Sadam (Sesame Rice) Recipe

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ellu sadam

Basmati Rice – 1 cup, cooked
Salt as per taste
Sesame Seeds – 1/2 cup
Copra – 2 tblsp, grated
Dry Red Chillies – 4

For Tempering:
Sesame Seed Oil – 2 tblsp
Peanuts – 3 tblsp, shelled
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Dry Red Chillies – 2, halved
Urad Dal – 1 tsp
Chana Dal – 1 tsp
Curry Leaves – few

1. Heat a small pan over low heat.
2. Roast the sesame seeds and copra separately for 2 to 4 minutes. Keep aside.
3. Heat oil in the same pan.
4. Add red chillies and fry for a minute.
5. Add the sesame seeds and copra.
6. Grind to a fine powder.
7. Heat oil for tempering in a small pan.
8. Fry the peanuts.
9. When they are almost fried, add the remaining ingredients.
10. When mustard seeds start spluttering and dals turn golden, remove from heat.
11. Place rice in a bowl and add the tempering ingredients.
12. Add some salt and the ground masala.
13. Mix well.
14. Serve.

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