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Sesame Seeds Raita

24 Sep

Nuvvulu Raita.

Sesame seeds are toasted and ground into fine powder. Yogurt is whisked with the sesame seeds powder and salt. Finally the sesame seeds raita is tempered with spices and can be served with idly, dosa etc…
Makes: around a Cup of Sesame Seeds Raita


Sesame Seeds 2 Tbsps
Yogurt 1 Cup
Green Chiles 2
Turmeric Powder a Pinch
Salt to taste


Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Red Chiles 2
Asafoetida a pinch
Curry Leaves 4
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.
Toast the sesame seeds on a thick bottomed pan on low heat.
Let the sesame seeds turn light golden in color and remove from heat.
Let the seeds cool and grind them into fine powder with salt.

Whisk yogurt with sesame powder, turmeric powder and salt.
Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add green chiles.
Let the green chiles cook for couple of seconds and remove from heat.
Pour the talimpu / tempering into the yogurt bowl having sesame powder and mix well.
Serve sesame seeds raita with idly, dosa etc..
Notes: Make sure to toast the sesame seeds right.

Suggestions: Adjust the consistency of the sesame seeds raita with water.
Variations: You can also add a tbsp or two of scraped coconut to the raita.
Other Names: Sesame Seeds Raita, Nuvvulu Raita, Nuvvu Pappu Perugu Pachadi.