Friday, February 26, 2016

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Crunchy Sesame seeds are widely considered health food. They contain several notable health-benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are very essential for a human being. They are a very good source of dietary protein, contain folic acid, magnesium, selenium and copper. Groundnut oil is extracted from Sesame seeds and that's why, cooking in gingely oil is good for health.
Black sesame seeds are considered to be healthier than the white ones.

Rice - 1 cup, soaked in water for minimum 1/2 hour (This makes the cooked rice very soft)
Water - 2 1/2 cups

To dry roast
Coconut - 2 tsps
White sesame seeds - 2 1/2 tbsps
Black sesame seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Channa dhal - 1 tsp
Urad dhal - 2 tsps
Red chillies - 5

To Season
Gingely oil - 2 tsps + 1/2 tsp for roasting
Hing powder - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves

Recipe Cuisine: South Indian; Category: Lunch
Prep time: 10 mts; Cooking time: 30 mts for the rice to cook; other things : 15 mts

Serves 4-5

First, dry roast the coconut, till they are....

golden in colour, and set aside.

Then, dry roast the sesame seeds, till they splutter and pop out.

I always pre wash the sesame seeds, dry roast little bit till the moisture is gone and store in the fridge. But still, they have  to be roasted again. Why I am mentioning this here is, sometimes sesame seeds have some impurities like sand. So, it is better to wash them.

In 1/2 tsp oil, roast the channa and urad dhals and red chillies.......

till they turn golden

In the rest of the oil, do the seasoning, and keep it ready.

Rice cooked and spread on a wide mouthed vessel. All the roasted ingredients pulsed and made into coarse powder and dropped on top of rice. You must not over grind the sesame seeds. they tend to secrete oil. So, just 3-4 pulses, that's all.

Add the salt needed

                                                            Pour the seasonings on top.

All done!!

Serve with papad or any dry curry. Raitas too go well with this. Serve with cooked tomato raita.

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