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Recipe for Sesame Rice
- Uncooked rice- 1/2 cup
- Peanuts- 1/8 cup
- Black sesame seeds- 2 tsp
- Tamarind- Small lemon sized
- Salt- 1 tsp
- Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
- Green chilly- 1 no. Adjust to taste
- Cooking oil- 5 tsp
- Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
- Split black gram lentils- 1/2 tsp
- Chick pea lentils- 1 tsp
- Curry leaves- Few
- Red chillies 2 nos.
Soak tamarind in warm water for 10 minutes. Wash and rinse rice with enough water, pressure cook it with 3 cups of water for 3 whistles and in simmer for 5 minutes. Let the rice cool down to room temperature.
Heat a cooking pan with oil, mustard seeds, lentils, curry leaves and red chilly. Saute till the mustard splutter and pop, then include slit green chillies and peanuts. After a minute or two, add squeezed tamarind extract. Discard it’s residue. Let tamarind extract cook for a while.
Meanwhile dry roast the sesame seeds and powder it coarsely. Add this powder, turmeric powder and salt to the pan and combine well.
Next include cooked rice and mix, so that rice gets coated with all the flavors and spices.
Very easy sesame rice is ready to serve with fryums and papad.
Follow your method of cooking rice because the water ratio varies with quality and type of rice.
You can add few cashew nuts to the seasoning for enriched taste.
Either white sesame seeds or black sesame seeds can be used as per your preferences.
I have used green chillies for spice, you can use red chilly too. In that case grind one or two roasted red chillies with sesame seeds.
This wonderful rice can be whipped up using leftover rice too.