Quick Sesame Rice

30 Aug

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.


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


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.

8 Responses to “Quick Sesame Rice”

  1. Hari Chandana August 30, 2011 at 9:48 pm #

    Wow.. mouth watering here.. simply inviting 🙂

  2. Priya August 31, 2011 at 1:39 am #

    Interesting and delicious quick rice..

  3. Tapas Dasgupta August 31, 2011 at 7:38 pm #

    Looks inviting must try this weekend

  4. sreedevi August 31, 2011 at 11:10 pm #

    We cook this along with tamarind paste. that is excellent. have to see how it tastes……..

  5. Manjiri Bhide September 6, 2011 at 2:19 am #

    interesting must try this

  6. shwetha a November 10, 2011 at 12:54 am #

    i really want to taste it !!!!!! it looks delicious…….

  7. viji January 16, 2012 at 5:28 am #

    wow simply superb

  8. Himalie February 10, 2012 at 2:05 am #

    i tried this,, it’s delicious…………..
    try to add onions when you add green chillies.

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