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Ellu Sadam Recipe | Ellodarai Recipe | Sesame Seeds Rice
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Ellu Sadam Recipe | Ellodarai Recipe | Sesame Seeds Rice Recipe

Ellu Sadam, quick and easy recipe made with sesame seeds flavored with spices. Ellu Sadam is prepared and served as a prasad in many temples. Its one of the traditional rice variety we make for Puratasi Saturday.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Festival Recipes, Rice Varieties
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian, Tamil Brahmin, Tamil Nadu
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 135kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • Heavy Bottomed Pan


  • 1 Cup Cooked Rice 1 Cup - 250ml
  • ¼ Cup Sesame Seeds We can use black or white Sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp Urad Dal
  • 1 tsp Split Bengal Gram (Channa Dal / Kadalaparuppu)
  • 1 tbsp Peanuts
  • 1 Red Chili
  • 1 tsp Peppercorns
  • 1 tsp Salt Adjust As Needed

For Tempering

  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Split Bengal Gram (Channa Dal / Kadalaparuppu)
  • 1 tsp Split Urad Dal
  • 1 tsp Peanuts
  • 1 Red Chili
  • few Curry leaves


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Now the Ellu Sadam | Til Rice | Sesame Rice, is now ready for neivedhyam


Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g