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Quick Sesame Rice

30 Aug

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Nuvvulu Annam.

White sesame seeds are toasted on low flame till golden brown in color. They are then ground into powder with cashews and mixed with steamed rice and spices. Serve quick sesame rice with few tablespoons of yogurt or with raita.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Quick Sesame Rice.

Ingredients:

Steamed Rice 2 1/2 Cups
Sesame Seeds 3 Tbsps
Raw Cashews app. 10
Green Chiles 3 – 4
Red Chili Powder 1/4 tsp
Salt to Taste

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Heat a heavy bottomed pan on low heat.
Add sesame seeds and toast the seeds till light golden brown in color.
Remove the sesame seeds from heat and cool to room temperature.
Grind sesame seeds and cashews into fine powder using spice blender

Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.
Fluff the steamed rice and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add green chiles.
Fry briefly, stir in steamed rice, ground sesame seeds powder, red chili powder and salt.
Mix well and remove from heat.
Serve quick sesame rice with few tablespoons of yogurt or with raita.
Notes: Make sure the sesame seeds are not over toasted.

Suggestions: Make sure to adjust spice with green chiles or red chili powder. Don’t over cook rice.
Variations: Add finely chopped onion once the talimpu ingredients are added.
Other Names: Quick Sesame Rice, Nuvvulu Annam.