Ellu Sadam | Til Rice | Sesame Rice is a neivedhyam dish we usually prepare in home especially for Lord Vishnu. In tamil calander month Puratasi, Saturday's are considered auspicious and Ellu sadam is offered to Lord Vishnu to get his blessings. Sesame seeds are in black and white colour. We can use any of these varieties for preparing this rice. But generally for neivedhyam, we use white til. Seasoning is also not mandatory for ellu rice. But I have seen many people who do the seasoning. So I have given the seasoning version here, but without seasoning, we can store the ellu powder in a airtight container and we can mix with rice.

Ellu Sadam | Til Rice | Sesame Rice
Ellu Sadam | Til Rice | Sesame Rice

Preparation Time-
Cooking Time 15 mins

Ellu Sadam | Til Rice | Sesame Rice
Ellu Podi

Sesame Seeds1/4 cup
Cooked Rice1 Cup*
SaltTo Taste
* 1 Cup Capacity = 250ml

For Grinding:
Urid dal2 teaspoon
Channa dal1 teaspoon
Peanuts1 tablespoon
Red Chilli1
Pepper1 teaspoon

For Seasoning:
Gingelly Oil1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds1 teaspoon
Channa dal1 teaspoon
Split Urid dal1 teaspoon
Peanuts1 teaspoon
Red Chilli
Curry Leavesfew

Ellu Sadam | Til Rice | Sesame Rice
Ellu Sadam | Til Rice | Sesame Rice

  1. Heat a pan, dry fry the sesame seeds till they starts to sputter. Take the roasted sesame seeds in a mixer. Then add the remaining grinding ingredients to the pan and dry fry them till the dals turn golden brown color

  2. Allow the fried ingredients to cool off and then grind it to a coarse powder in a mixer. Heat Oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add channa dal, urid dal and fry till they turn brown color

  3. Then add broken red chilli, curry leaves and peanuts and fry for 10 seconds. Add cooked and cooled rice along with salt. Add 2 tablespoon of ground sesame seeds powder and mix well but make sure not be mash the rice. Gently stir and mix the sesame powder with the rice

  4. Now the Ellu Sadam | Til Rice | Sesame Rice, is now ready for neivedhyam
  5. Ellu Sadam | Til Rice | Sesame Rice
    Ellu Sadam | Til Rice | Sesame Rice

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