Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sesame Seeds Spicy Rice

Sesame Seeds Spicy Rice is a rice dish and the fresh spice powder really adds to the taste. Always it is better to prepare spice powder since it is so healthy habit.
I have used channa dal, little urid dal, sesame seeds and chilly powder with a few pods of cloves and coconut.

Sesame seeds spicy rice can be eaten for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. You can have it for one pot meal or on festival or feast days. Good for Picnics, outings, lunch box or one pot meal.
Let us see some benefits of having "Sesame seeds" in our diet.
Sesame seeds are filled with minerals and vitamins. They are an excellent source of copper. They are rich in manganese,  calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6  and dietary fiber. They helps to prevent diabetes, lower blood pressure, build strong bones and protect against radiation. They help to increase heart health. helps to cure sleep disorders, improves digestion and improve inflammation. They also helps in boosting respiratory health, improve blood circulation, detoxify the body and eliminate chronic stress.
No Onion or No Garlic in this " Sesame Seeds Spice Rice".
Let us see the recipe now.

Things Needed :

Cooked rice : 1 Cup

Spices to Roast/Fry
Channa dal : 1 Teaspoon
Urid dal : 1/2 Teaspoon
Sesame Seeds : 1 Table Spoon
Rasam Powder : 2 Teaspoons
Curry leaves : 6 to 8
Coconut : 1 /2 Cup
Oil : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ingh/asafoetida : A pinch

To prepare tamarind paste:
Tamarind :  1 Small gooseberry size
Jaggery : 2 Tablespoons
Salt : As required
Turmeric powder : A little

To Season :
Cooking oil : 2 Tablespoons
Mustard seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Urid dal : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ground Nuts : 2 Tablespoons
Curry Leaves : 8 to 10

Method :

1. Wash and curry leaves and cut into small and keep it aside.
2. Grate coconut and keep it aside. Soak tamarind in hot water for 5 minutes and squeeze out the pulp.
3. Keep a pan on the fire and put 1 teaspoon of oil. Let it heat.
4. Add channa dal and fry for a minute on low flame. Add urid dal and let the dals get brown colour.
5. Add sesame seeds and fry till they start splutter.

6. Add coconut and fry. Put off the fire and add rasam powder. Let it cool.  

7. Dry grind this mixture once it is cooled. Keep this fresh ground spice aside.

8. Keep a pan on the fire and add tamarind pulp. Add jaggery to it and boil.

9. Add salt and turmeric powder. Let it boil and get thick slowly. (On medium flame).
10. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of powdered spice and mix it well. Let it turn as thick paste.

11. Add cooked rice and put off the fire.

12. Keep a small pan and heat. Add 2 tablespoons of oil and heat.
13. Add mustard seeds, urid dal. Let it get splutter, Add groundnuts and fry till they turn slightly golden brown.
14. Add this fried mixture to Rice and mix all the ingredients nicely. (Slowly).

15. You can a teaspoon of spice mixture on the top and mix it well. Top up with a tablespoon of fresh coconut. Shift the ready Sesame Seeds Spicy Rice to a serving dish.

12. Serve with a cup of curd.

Note :

Adding onions or garlic is optional. Adding little garam masala or rasam powder is optional. ( I did add rasam powder.). Adding fresh ground spice adds to the taste. Adding more chilly is optional.
Time : 20 Minutes if using cooked rice (or another 20 minutes to cook rice)
Serves : 2 to 3.

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