Ellu Sadam Recipe – Sesame Rice

Ellu Sadam is made with sesame seeds and is ground with spices to give a good flavour. This sesame powder is added to the cooked rice and is served hot. Usually, ellu Sadam is given as Saturday prasadam in most of the temples in Tamilnadu.  Basmati rice, Salt, Oil, Sesame seeds (Til seeds), Dry coconut (kopra), Dry Red Chillies, White Urad Dal (Split), Cashew nuts, Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), Curry leaves, Asafoetida (hing), हींग   1-1/2 cup Basmati rice Salt , as per your taste 3 tablespoon Oil 50 grams Sesame seeds (Til seeds) 50 Dry coconut (kopra) 6 Dry Red Chillies 1 cup White Urad Dal (Split) 4 tablespoon Cashew nuts 1/2 tablespoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 4 Curry leaves 3/4 tablespoon Asafoetida (hing) 3/4 बड़े चमच्च हींग     20   30     To begin with the Ellu Sadam first heat a pan and roast sesame seeds and transfer it into a plate and in the same pan dry roast the grated coconut and keep it aside. After this add one spoon oil in same heated pan and roast 4-5 dry red chillies.Cool these ingredients and grind them into a coarse powder.Now mix this powder with cooked rice and add salt according to your taste. And now for the seasoning, in a tadka pan add oil and allow it to get heated up.Add mustard seeds and once they splutter add curry leaves,soaked urad dal,cashew nuts,dry red chillies and asafoetida .Mix this seasoning with rice and mix everything together.Serve the Ellu Sadam for lunch with Mor Kuzhambu so that it makes a satisfying meal for your family.