Ellu (Sesame) Rice

Sesame seeds are very rich in Iron, magnesium and calcium. Nutrients of these seeds are better absorbed if they are ground before consumption. This is a very easy to make recipe and can be prepared in lesser than 30 minutes.

Rice - 1 Cup
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tablespoon

To fry and grind
Black Sesame seeds - 1/4 cup
Red chillies - 5 t0 6 (If your chilly is more spicy, you can reduce the number).
Asafoetida - pinch
Urud dhal -1 teaspoon
Channa dhal - 1 teaspoon
Coriander seeds - 1/4 teaspoon

1. Heat pan and fry sesame seeds in a low flame without oil till it pops and comes out with a good smell. Donot over fry it. Fry all the other ingredients with little oil and allow it to cool.
2. Grind the mixture to a coarse powder
3. Cook rice by adding little salt to it.
4. Spread 2 tablespoon of oil over hot rice and add the powder and add salt as required and mix it well.
5. You can add fried groundnuts or cashewnuts to make it more tastier.

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