Sesame Coconut Rice

29 Dec

sesame_coconut_rice
Nuvvulu Kobbari Annam.

Sesame seeds are toasted along with red chiles and ground into powder with fresh coconut. The ground sesame mixture is mixed with steamed rice and finished with talimpu. Serve sesame coconut rice immediately with any raita of your choice.
Makes: 2 Cups of Sesame Coconut Rice.

Ingredients:

Steamed Rice 2 Cups
White Sesame Seeds 5 Tbsps
Fresh Coconut (Grated) 5 Tbsps
Whole Red Chiles 3 – 4
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
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Heat a pan on low heat, add sesame seeds and toast them until light golden brown in color.
Add the broken red chiles and roast for couple of seconds.

Grind sesame seeds, red chiles and salt into fine powder using a grinder.
Add the grated coconut and grind again into powder.

If using leftover rice, make sure to warm up the rice before using.
In a mixing bowl, fluff the steamed white rice with a fork.
Stir in ground sesame coconut powder and sufficient salt.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add the sesame rice and remove from heat.
Stir well and serve sesame coconut rice with any raita of your choice.
Notes: Make sure not to over roast any of the ingredients.

Suggestions: Adjust spice with red chiles or add sliced green chiles along with talimpu for extra spice.
Variations: Check other recipes with sesame seeds here.
Other Names: Sesame Coconut Rice, Nuvvulu Kobbari Annam.

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