BM #99 Day 14 - 

Here is a super easy and flavorful rice with the goodness of sesame seeds. The sesame seed powder can be made ahead and this rice works very well with leftover rice and makes a great lunch box dish too.

Ingredients - 
Sona Masuri Rice  1 1/2 cups (Any short grained rice is good)
Salt and Turmeric as needed
Seasoning (Coconut Oil/Ghee 2 Tbsp, Peanuts handful, Chana Dal 1 tsp, Urad Dal 1/2 tsp, Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp, Asafotida 2 pinches, Curry Leaves few, Red Chilies 2 , Green Chilies 2, Sesame seeds 1 1/2 tsp )
Roast and Grind - 
Sesame seeds 1 Tbsp
Peanuts 1 Tbsp (or as preferred)
Chana Dal 1 tsp
Urad Dal 1 tsp
Coriander Seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Red chilies 1-2 (as needed)

Method Of Preparation -

Cook the Rice so that each grain is separate and not mushy. Spread the cooked rice on a wide platter and allow to cool.

Roast all the ingredients one by one in a heated pan. Set aside and allow them to cool.

Grind them to a fine powder upon cooling. Set aside.

In a heated pan, add oil/ghee and the rest of the seasoning in the order listed under 'Seasoning'.

Add the sesame seeds after the peanuts and dals are golden brown so the sesame seeds don't get burnt.

Sprinkle salt and turmeric and mix well.

Add the cooled rice and mix well.

Sprinkle the sesame powder from step 3.

Mix well, cover and remove from heat. Let the flavors blend for a few minutes.

Serve warm as part of a meal or Naivedyam or lunch box


 Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#99

Preparation Time 30 minutes
Serves 3-4
Posted by Harini R on Tuesday, April 16, 2019


  1. Suma Gandlur Says:
  2. That sesame seeds podi comes quite handy for rice and curry dishes. Quick fix dishes like these are life savers during time crunches.

  3. sushma Says:
  4. I love sesame podi, rice dish with looks amazing with this podi.

  5. I guess these sesame rice are quite popular in South Indian cuisine , I just saw a show which featured these . The sesame pulao looks lovely and sounds healthy - full of nutrition .
    Great pick !

  6. Kalyani Says:
  7. we make this ellaogarai (as its called in tamil) on festival days, sans a few ingredients ... this entire set up looks very inviting and am very curious about the size of the pinterest pin you have designed to accommodate two pics, Harini ! can u share the dimensions ? thanks !

  8. Love the flavor of sesame seeds with gingelly oil..a perfect lunxl box recipe..

  9. This is one of my preferred lunch box recipe as daughter loves it so much. It is such a flavourful rice to be enjoyed with roasted papad.

  10. Srivalli Says:
  11. Wow this rice is simply so tasty, excellent pick and the dish has turned out so good!

  12. Srividhya Says:
  13. This is on my todo list for quite some time. Got to make it soon. A great pick for N.

  14. cookwithrenu Says:
  15. Sessame seeds rice looks delicious and healthy too.

  16. Swati Says:
  17. Never used sesame seeds in pulao recipe. Sounds so flavourful and nutritious!!

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