Sesame Rice/ Yellu Sadam

Was wondering as to what could i cook for the 6th day of Srivalli’s Blogging marathon….When i told my daughter i would make Sesame rice, she immediately shouted a big NO….was wondering why…? Well, i thought i will make her one of her favorite dishes(Tomato rice) but when ahead with Sesame rice. When i finished frying and grinding the powder for this rice, she came into the kitchen saying..”AMMA, that is a nice flavour”Immediately my face lit up….I DON’T HAVE TO MAKE ANOTHER RICE..YAY…LOL:-)
But not showing my happiness, i said :Oh , that is Yellorai, taste and see’.She did and said….Is this for Sesame rice???She went ahead saying”I thought you will just mix in the sesame and give”…..GOD..She thought the Black sesame rice which we offer on Amavasya…HEHE……
Hmm now that she loves this, let me go ahead and tell you the most common Sesame rice preparation


Rice 1 cup

Black gram dhal 3 tbsp

Fresh coconut( grated) 3 tbsp

Red chillies 6-8

White sesame 1/4 cup

Mustard seeds 1 tsp

Curry leaves few

Cashew few

Oil 2tbsp

Salt to taste


Cook rice in 2 cups water. Spread it on a plate and let it cool

Heat 1 tsp of oil and saute black gram dhal, red chillies in it till it browns. Cool it

Now in the same pan fry the grated coconut well. Do not let it brown

Next fry the sesame in a dry pan till it splutters.Add asafoetida to this and mix with the other fried ingredients.

Grind all these into a fine powder adding necessary salt

To the cooled rice add this powder and mix well.

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. When it splutters add the curry leaves and cashew. Pour this in the prepared rice.

Traditional sesame rice is ready to be served.

Adding the coconut is optional. You can do the same procedure without coconut.
Prepare this powder well in advance and store it in the refrigerator. Use when required.

Hmmm ..that was a yummy rice for today, let’s move on to see other dishes as well
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