Sesame / Til Chutney (Ellu Thuvaiyal)

4.30 from 3 votes

No doubt that the Sesame Chutney, the Authentic Recipe of Tirunelveli is exceptionally good for health like the Magical words: 'Open Sesame'!!! Though the sesame seeds are tiny, they have rich assortments of minerals packed in them. Sesame seeds have high content of minerals like Copper, Calcium, Iron, Manganese etc.,
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Served AsBreakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Servings 4


  • Black or Brown Sesame seeds 4 tb spoons
  • Red chillies 4 or 5
  • Grated coconut 4 tb spoons
  • Tamarind gooseberry size
  • Hing powder 1/4 tea spoon
  • Salt


  • In a pan dry roast the sesame seeds till they all burst or spluter out in medium flame and keep aside.
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  • Add 1 tea spoon of oil to the pan and fry the red chillies and the tamarind for few seconds.
  • Add coconut, tamarind, red chillies and required salt to a mixie or blender jar and grind to coarse paste with water.
  • Finally add the roasted seeds to them grind for a while. But not to very smooth for a long time. Transfer the stuff to a bowl and drizzle 1 tea spoon of sesame/gingelly oil over it.
  • This chutney tastes very yummy to have with hot steaming rice or as the side dish to curd rice. The Sesame Chutney is the best side dish for Black Urad Dal Rice, which I will post soon...

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