Ellu Saadam / Sesame Seed Rice

Ellu Saadam / Sesame Seed Rice famous for Puratassi Saturday – Every Saturday of the Tamil Month Puratassi . One of my favorite Rice with rich taste.

Sesame Seed Rice


  • Black Sesame seed – 2 tbsp
  • Whole Urad Dal – 1.30 tbsp
  • Red chilies – 3 nos / to taste
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Asafoetida – ¼ tsp
  • Whole tamarind – very small size ball (optional)
  • Cooked Rice – 2 cups

For seasoning

  • Gingely oil – 3 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Asafoetida – 2 pinches
Serves – 4 persons

Preparation Time – 15 min


  • To take out the impurities of sesame seed Wash and dry the sesame seeds for 15 minutes. (If you r in a hurry you can pat dry using kitchen towel).
  • Heat few drops of oil in the Kadai, add the Urad dal, Red chilies, Curry leaves and Asafoetida. Fry until Dal gets golden color. Take it out.
  • Add the sesame seeds fry until it splutters. Take it out.
  • Add the whole tamarind piece and fry for a minute and take it out and let all the fried items to cool down.
Making of Sesame Seed Powder
  • Grind it into the powder consistency. Sesame Seed Powder is ready.
  • Spread 2 cups of cooked rice in a plate and let it cool.
  • Heat Oil in the Kadai and add the Mustard seeds. When it splutters, add the Curry leaves and Asafoetida.
  • Take it out and pour it in to the mixing bowl.
  • Add the cooled down cooked rice and Sesame seed powder into the mixing bowl. Mix it well.
  • Serve the rice with Kootu and Papad. Enjoy delicious Ellu Saadam / Sesame Seed Rice.
Making of Sesame Seed Rice

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