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Friday, January 15, 2010

My Pongal Celebrations and Ellu Sadam/Sesame Rice Recipe!!!

Hope you all are having a long weekend for Pongal. Heres my Pongal celebrations photos.. I had decorated with Rangoli then did all traditional puja.

I also prepared Kanum Pongal with Kalanda Sadam(Coloured Rice) today.

Dishes were

Puliyogare (Tamarind Rice)
Thenga Sadam(Coconut Rice)
Ellu Sadam(Sesame Rice)
Elamichai Sadam(Lemon Rice)
Rice Payasam

Heres the recipe for Ellu Sadam/Sesame Rice.

Courtesy - Mother in law

Ellu(White Til/Sesame Seeds) - 100gms
Urad dal - 50gms
Dry Red Chilli - 4 nos(As per taste)
Hing/Asafotida - a pinch

For Seasoning
Gingely oil - 2 tspns
Mustard - 1/4 tspn
Urad dal - 1/4 tspn

Preparation Method
Dry Roast Ellu till its light brown.
Then add 1/2 tspn oil in a kadai, roast urad dal, dry red chilli, Hing till brown.
Allow it to cool.
In a small mixie grind urad dal, salt, and dry red chilli in whipper to a fine powder.
Then add ellu(sesame seeds) and grind twice to a coarse powder.
Prepare rice and allow it to cool.
Then Season it with oil n mustard. Then mix this powder and Serve.

Happy Weekend.

This recipe is going off to Cooking with Seeds by Priya and APS Rice by Anitha.


Rachana on January 16, 2010 at 2:45 AM said...

Happy Pongal to you and your family:) Lovely Photos:)

Priya Suresh on January 16, 2010 at 6:05 AM said...

Thanks for sharing ur pongal celebration clicks Sara...Happy pongal wishes..

Nithu Bala on January 16, 2010 at 8:44 AM said...

Nice click..lovely kanum pongal to prepare ellu sadam..

Rekha shoban on January 16, 2010 at 7:15 PM said...

Lovely spread...different delicious variety of rice....

notyet100 on January 16, 2010 at 9:27 PM said...

sesame rice is new for me.,..

Hayley on January 18, 2010 at 2:04 AM said...


First time here...sesame rice looks good!!!diffrent..thanks for sharing..

cheers and do visit if you can

lubnakarim06 on January 18, 2010 at 6:44 PM said...

Yummy spread....

Oraphan on January 19, 2010 at 3:36 PM said...

What a wonderful celebration! Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos!

Malar Gandhi on January 19, 2010 at 11:01 PM said...


Please check out 'Kitchen Mishaps Event Roundup' at my blog.

I appreciate, your comforting words to the participants. I believe it will greatly boost their energy...who daringly shared their cooking disasters.

Thank you,
Malar Gandhi


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