Ellu Sadam or Sesame Rice is a traditional Karnataka dish especially made during festivals. In this dish cooked rice is mixed with a spicy powder made primarily using sesame seeds. Ellu Sadam is a traditional dish offered to the gods. Sankranti is celebrated with joy in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and Ellu Sadam is certainly prepared on this day to add more cheer to the festivals.
Yield / Serves
Cooked Rice â€“ 1 Â½ cup
Sesame Seeds / Til â€“ Â½ cup
Curry Leaves â€“ Â¼ cup
Chana Dal / Split Chickpeas â€“ 3 tsp
Urad Dal / Black Gram â€“ 3 tsp
Dry Red Chillies â€“ 7 to 8 small (Less Spicy)
Oil â€“ 2 tablespoon
Asafetida / Hing â€“ Â½ tsp
Salt â€“ Â½ tsp
Clarified Butter / Desi Ghee â€“ 2 tsp
Cashew for garnishing â€“ as required
In a preheated pan take 3 tsp of Chana Dal, 3 tsp of Urad Dal, few small less spicy Dry Red Chillies, ½ cup of Sesame Seeds (Til), 7 to 8 Curry Leaves and roast for 4 to 5 min or until light brown and gets aroma.
Then allow the mixture to cool down completely and then grind into fine powder.
In another preheated pan, take 2 tablespoon of Oil, ½ tsp of Hing, few Curry Leaves, 1 ½ cup of boiled and cooked Rice and ½ tsp of Salt, blended Sesame Seeds powder and mix well for 3 to 4 Min.
Lastly add 2 tsp of Ghee and mix well.
Garnish with some Cashews (Kaju) and serve hot.
- Add dry Chillies as per your taste can reduce the quantity.
- Add Desi Ghee more if needed, as it would taste best.
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