Ellu Sadam: Ellu sadam also known as Sesame Rice or Til ke Chawal, has a distinct nutty flavour to it and is a favourite lunch-box recipe of Tamil Nadu. Ellu sadam is mostly served as Naivedaym during festival in Tamil household during the saturdays of the tamil month Puratasi.
Ingredients for Ellu Sadam
- 2 cups steaming hot rice
- 1/4 cup white sesame seeds
- 1/4 cup black sesame seeds
- 2 tsp horse gram
- 8 dried red chili
- Salt, to taste
- 1 tsp oil
- 1 tbsp oil
- A pinch asafoetida
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 1 tsp horse gram
- 1 tbsp peanuts
- 7 to 8 curry leaves
Method for Ellu Sadam:
- Heat the oil in non-stick wok on medium heat.
- Add in 2 teaspoons of horse gram and dried red chillies and sauté till it becomes golden brown.
- Drain the red chillies and the horse gram.
- Keep aside.
- In the same pan, roast the white sesame seeds and black sesame seeds on low flame until aromatic or sesame seeds stop popping.
- Remove from heat and keep aside.
- Grind the roasted horse gram and red chillies to a fine powder.
- In the same jar, add in the roasted sesame seeds and grind to a coarse powder.
- Heat the oil for tempering in a pan on medium heat.
- Add in the asafoetida and mustard seeds and allow them to splutter.
- Add in the horse gram, peanuts and curry leaves.
- Sauté till the peanuts become light brown.
- Remove the pan from heat and add in the steaming rice and the ground powder.
- Mix well.
- Ellu sadam is ready to be served.
- Serve ellu sadam after letting it rest for about 30 minutes for enhanced flavour.
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