Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sesame Peanut Rice / Ellorai

Sesame seeds and peanuts go together pretty well. I use this combo in subzi's and tastes so yummy. Ellorai/ ellu sadham is a standard offering/ neivedhyam in south indian temples. very simple combination of spices and tastes divine.
I jazzed it up by throwing some peanuts and this is perfect lunch box item. good hot or cold.

Get Ready: ( serves 2-3)
  • 1 cup basmati rice cooked with 2 cups of water, and cooled
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 2 tbsp channa dal
  • 2 tbsp urad dal
  • 2-3 red chilli
  • 1/4 tsp asafetida
  • 2 tbsp dry roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 2 tbsp dry coconut
  • 2 tbsp oil ( gingely oil will taste very good)
  •  a few curry leaves ( optional)
  •  salt to taste.
  •  In a dry pan, toast the sesame seeds till they are golden, on low to medoim heat. set aside
  • Add a little oil, and roast the channa dal, urad dal, red chilli till golden brown. turn the heat off
  •  Coarsely powder the red chilli, asafetida,sesame seeds intially and then add the channa dal, urad dal, peanuts and coconut  to a coarse powder.
  • Add  oil to the rice, the ground powder and mix well so the grains are separate.
  •  serve with pappadums, chips or raita.


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