Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sesame Rice

Or Ellu Saadam.  Recipe from Edible Garden

Rice - 1 cup - cooked - preferably to a stage where the grains are still separate.

For the spice powder:
Sesame ( Thil) - 1/4 cup
Red chillies - 3
Grated coconut - 2 tbsp

Roast till the coconut and the thil are golden brown, cool and grind to powder

Oil - 2 tbsp ( Remember that sesame is an oilseed)
Groundnuts - 3 tbsp
Bengal gram dal - 1/2 tbsp
Urad dhal - 1/2 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Red chillie - 2 nos
Asafoetida - pinch
Curry leaves - few
Salt to taste

Allow the rice to cool.  Add salt, spice powder and mix.

Heat oil.
Add the groundnuts, roast to a deep brown colour and keep aside.
Then the mustard, hing, dals, red chilie.
Allow the mustard to splutter and add the curry leaves.

Add the tempering and the groundnuts to the rice and mix and serve.

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