Ellu Sadam is a traditional South Indian rice dish with a nutty and earthy flavor, made with sesame seeds and tempered with aromatic spices. This dish is delicious and nutritious, as sesame seeds are a good source of calcium and iron.
Ellu Sadam is a popular dish in Tamil Nadu and is often served during festivals and special occasions. It can be enjoyed independently or with side dishes like papad, pickle, and raita. The dish is easy to make and perfect for those looking for a quick and healthy meal option.
Ellu Sadam (Sesame Rice)
- 1 cup Basmati Rice cooked
- as per taste Salt
- 1/2 cup Sesame Seeds
- 2 tbsp Copra grated
- 4 Dry Red Chillies
- 2 tbsp Sesame Seed Oil
- 3 tbsp Peanuts shelled
- 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
- 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
- 2 Dry Red Chillies halved
- 1 tsp Urad Dal
- 1 tsp Chana Dal
- few Curry Leaves
- Heat a small pan over low heat.
- Roast the sesame seeds and copra separately for 2 to 4 minutes. Keep aside.
- Heat oil in the same pan.
- Add red chillies and fry for a minute.
- Add the sesame seeds and copra.
- Grind to a fine powder.
- Heat oil for tempering in a small pan.
- Fry the peanuts.
- When they are almost fried, add the remaining ingredients.
- When mustard seeds start spluttering and dals turn golden, remove from heat.
- Place rice in a bowl and add the tempering ingredients.
- Add some salt and the ground masala.
- Mix well.