March 20, 2010

Sesame Rice

Sesame rice reminds me of Puliyodharai( Tamarind rice). It more or less follows the same method. This rice is a time saver while packing for long trips. I read this recipe from Swapna's Blog. I changed few steps according to my taste and the result was amazing.

Ingredients :
2 cups cooked rice (I used sona masoori)
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1 tbsp cumin seeds
3 dry red chilies
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste

For Tempering:
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp channa dal
1 tsp urad dal
1 tsp mustard seeds
4 curry leaves
1/4 cup ground nuts and cashew nuts
1/4 tsp asofetedia
2 green chilies
coriander leaves for garnish

Method :
1. Dry roast the sesame seeds,cumin seeds and red chilies. It takes about 5-10 minutes on medium heat. Cool and grind it to powder along with salt and turmeric powder. Set aside.

2. Heat a wok with oil. Once its warm add all the tempering ingredients and saute until they turn light golden, then add the masala powder and fry it for 2-3 minutes until combine.
3. Add the cooked rice to the mixture in the wok and mix well and cooked for 2 minutes.
4.Turn off the heat, garnish with coriander leaves and serve warm.

HINT: I pressure cooked 1 cup of raw rice with 2 cups of water for 1 whistle. After it was cooked I transferred it to another vessel and let it cool completely so that its not sticky. From the cooked rice, I used only 2 cups. That was sufficient for this masala.


MaryMoh said...

Wow...this looks delicious. I bet it's very aromatic with so much sesame seeds and spices added. I love it.

Swapna Sree said...

Thanks for trying my really looks amazing and yummy...very color full rice...loved your version too...

Madhuri said...

Wow. Looks very delicious and nice click too.

Latha said...

Very flavorful and yummy rice. My favorite too.

Tina said...

Beautiful clicks dear...Sesame rice sounds aromatic and yummy...

Nithu Bala said...

Yummy rice..nice click too..

Cool Lassi(e) said...

I agree the sesame rice looks pretty much like Tamarind rice. Something very new to me. Would love to give this a shot sometime!
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Sarah Naveen said...

nice click..sesame rice looks fabulously yummy !!!!

Nisha said...

My fav and your recipe looks tempting :)

nandini said...

Lovely i was on the lookout for this one and i am glad i found it here!!!... Looks yum!