Yellu Sadam

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I love sesame seeds and try to add it in as many dishes as possible. The only problem is that, for some reason, sesame seeds are not considered auspicious and not used during festivals and other celebrations. So, when growing up I could not eat much of this wonderful ingredient. But as I took charge of my kitchen I have included it in different dishes as well as to season other dishes.

This is an easy and flavorful dish. An aromatic and crunchy mixture of peanuts, sesame seeds, lentils and chillies, it can be made easily and serves as a lovely meal if you want a light dinner or a change from the regular dishes.

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Recipe adapted from here

Serves 2-3

WHAT WE NEED

1 cup Rice

1 tsp Oil

1/2 tsp Urad dal

1/2 tsp Chana dal

1/2 tsp Coriander seeds

1 Dried red chilly

1 tbsp peanuts

2 tsp White sesame seeds

Salt

Water

 

WHAT TO DO

  • Cook the rice as per usual procedure
  • In a small pan, dry roast the sesame seeds till they pop
  • Set aside to cool
  • Add oil to the same pan
  • Add the urad dal, chana dal, coriander seeds and red chilly
  • Saute on low heat for a minute
  • Add the peanuts and saute for another 2-3 minutes till the dals turn brown
  • Set aside to cool
  • Add them along with the sesame seeds to a mixer jar
  • Blend to a coarse mixture
  • Add the sesame seeds mix and salt to the rice and mix well
  • Serve warm with curds, raita or chips
  • Enjoy!

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