Sesame Rice / Ellu Sadham

Ingredients:

Red Rice / Pacharisi – ½ kg
Sesame / Ellu – 100 gms
Mustard Seeds – 1 tbsp
Broken Black Gram – 1 tbsp
Bengal Gram / Kadalai Paruppu – 2 tbsp
Dry Red Chilly – 8
Curry Leaves – few
Asafoetodia – 1 tsp
Salt – to taste
Cooking Oil

Service For: 3 People
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Instructions:


Measure the rice in a cup. For 1 cup of rice, take 2 cups of water. Clean the ice with water. Add the rice in a pressure cooker with measured amount of water and required salt. Close the lid of the cooker and let it to cook for 10 minutes in a simmer flame. When the pressure is completely reduced, open the cooker and let the rice to cool for 5 minutes in a large size plate.

Soak the sesame seeds in water for 5 minutes and drain the water. Fry this soaked sesame seeds in a pan and let it splutter and switch off the flame. Grind this to a fine powder.

Heat oil in a pan and sauté it with mustard seeds, broken black gram, Bengal gram, curry leaves, red chilly, and asafoetodia. Add the powdered sesame to it and fry for 3 minutes and let this to cool for 5 minutes and now transfer this to the cooked rice and mix it well.

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