Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Ellu Saadam / Sesame Rice





My younger one loves any kind of mixed rice. I prepare some kind of rice for my elder one’s lunch box. I always make a little extra as my younger one prefers to have this rice as her breakfast. She is not the idly, dosa kid. Every day morning after waking up, her very first demand will be to switch on the television and watch Chota Bheem and next she will ask for her bowl of rice. If by chance on some day I prepare anything other than rice for my elder one, then it becomes very difficult for the younger one to finish her breakfast. She has been following this routine since when she was 1 and half years old.

This Ellu Saadam is one such rice, which both my kids love.  Variety rice like Lemon Rice, Tamarind Rice and this Sesame rice are also offered as neivedyam. So here’s my way of making it.

What you’ll need
  1. Rice – 1 cup
  2. White Sesame Seeds – 2 heaped tbsp
  3. Urad Dal – 1 tsp
  4. Dried Red Chillies – 1 or 2
  5. Scraped fresh coconut – 1 to 2 tbsp (optional)

For tempering
  1. Oil – 1 tbsp
  2. Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp
  3. Peanuts – 2 tbsp
  4. Curry Leaves – few sprigs

Method
  1. Cook the rice. Spread on a wide plate and separate the grains with a fork. Allow to cool.
  2. Heat a pan, dry roast the sesame seeds in low flame till light brown in color.
  3. Heat ½ tsp of oil and urad dal and red chillies.
  4. Powder the sesame seeds. While grinding, do not run mixer for a long time. Give short pulses.
  5. Powder fried urad dal and chillies. Keep aside.
  6. Heat rest of the oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds and peanuts. Fry till peanuts are roasted. Then add the curry leaves.
  7. If adding coconut, add now and fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Add cooked rice, the powders and salt to taste. Mix well.



Serve hot with some papads.
Note:
  1. Adding coconut is completely optional. You can skip it if you do not like.


32 comments:

Vimitha Anand said...

Flavorful saadam variety dear

WeR SAHM said...

same way i use to do everytime and wonderful recipe for lunch box...

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Biny's Recipes said...

wonderful sadam...quick and easy

Akila said...

Can feel the flavor here

Rani Acharyulu said...

Nice click and Ellu Sadam looks delicious.

Prathima Rao said...

Looks so flavorful & inviting!!
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Suchitra Vaidyaram said...

good recipe and inviting clicks :)

Nandini said...

Very flavorful and perfect for lunch!

Prathibha said...

Love the taste of sesame in this rice...looks yumm

Hari Chandana P said...

Healthy and delicious sadam.. looks absolutely amazing.. nice pictures too :)
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RAKS KITCHEN said...

This is the top most favorite rice :) Flavorful and simple to make too!

Rashida Shaikh said...

Good recipe and lovely clicks too.

Priya said...

Flavourful rice,my favourite anytime.

divya said...

looks tempting & delicious...mouthwatering!

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Love this preparation, very new to me, surely try it.

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Julie said...

This is a new recipe to me dear,but sure its very healthy & inviting..Yummy :)
Thanx a lot Kaveri for linking the recipe to the event dear:)

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Treatntrick Treat and Trick said...

Simple yet so tasty!

Priya R said...

delicious rice recipe, looks yum

Rasi said...

i love this rice unfortunately my husband hates it.. looks nice..maybe i will make it for myself now :)

ANU said...

very nice and healthy...
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Vidhya said...

I have had this at my friends place and loved it but never have tried it at home,will try this recipe I am sure my kiddo too would love this.

Follow Foodie said...

Nice!
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Haddock said...

I suppose its in the south that they come up with so many ways of preparing rice :-)

The Yogi Vegetarian said...

What a lovely lunch :)

jeyashrisuresh said...

My mil makes this one, nicely presented and tempting one

Sangeetha Priya said...

First time here, flavorful n tempting!!! I do the same way but powder the ellu...Do find time to check my "Daily one neivedhyam happening for 9 days of Navratri"
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Nagashree said...

Not many kids love rice especially in the morning, you are lucky. Ellu sadam looks delicious and I always associate this with temple prasada, I add black pepper instead.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy rice...Love the presentation...

Shabbu said...

Yummy and nice rice...
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Swathi Iyer said...

Ellu sadaam looks delicious Kaveri, It is really yummy that is why your princess like it.

Kitchen Queen said...

Love it, white is so good.

Anonymous said...

I would also add a bit of powdered jaggery along with the powdered sesame seeds.

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