Sesame Rice


This is my attempt to re-create the “prasadham” I enjoyed in my hometown temple when I was a kid (when temple visits were culinary experiences 🙂 )…..I remember sprinting around the navagrahas so that I can get my share from the priest. I guess it was the offering for Saturn (Saneeshwararn)…..
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  • Cook 1 cup of rice and allow it cool down.
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  • black sesame seeds, red chillies, urad dhal and channa dhal

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  • Fry urad dhal, channa dhal, chillies and sesame (in the same order) in a tsp of sesame oil.

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  • After they cool down grind them into a coarse powder ( which looks like top soil ) 🙂

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  • For the final seasoning  you need curry leaves, peanuts and mustard seeds.

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  • Fry the mustard seeds, curry leaves and peanut in a tsp of sesame oil.

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  • To the cooked rice, add the sesame powder and the fried seasoning.

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  • Mix them all together and add salt to taste. Also drizzle a tsp of sesame oil and mix.

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