ELLU SAATHAM/SESAME SEED RICE




Ellu saatham is a very simple rice recipe having high calories of nutrients such as protein, vitamins, folic acid, calcium, magnesium and so on.



Nutritional facts of sesame seeds:



They are very low in sodium and very low in cholesterol. 

They are good source of calcium, iron, phosphorous and a very good source of copper and manganese.
More complete protein source and improve the quality of the restrictive diet.
Approximately 100 gm sesame seeds carry 573 calories. 
Rich in mono saturated fatty acid -oleic acid helps to lower LDL cholesterol or bad cholesterol and increases the HDL cholesterol in the blood. 
Research studies suggest that mono saturated fatty acid contained in sesame seeds help preventing coronary artery disease, and stroke by favoring healthy lipid profile.
rich source of B complex vitamins such as niacin, folic acid, thiamine, puridoxine and riboflavin. 
The seeds are incredibly rich sources of many essential minerals that have a vital role in bone mineralization, red blood cell production, enzyme synthesis, hormone production as well as regulation of cardiac and skeletal muscle activities.


Just a handful of sesame seeds a day provides enough recommended levels of phenolic anti oxidants, minerals, vitamins and protein.



Since it has delicate nutty flavor indeed becomes more pronounced once they are gently roasted in low flame heat for a few minute. 



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So power your diet incredibly with sesame seeds.




Ingredients:



Boiled rice two cups

required water to cook the rice.
white sesame seeds one cup
Urad dal one spoon
curry leaves half cup
shallots chopped half cup
red chillies four medium size split
asafoetida one pinch
salt as required 
cooking oil one table spoon
coriander leaves finely chopped half cup


Procedure:



Dry roast the white sesame seeds and keep aside

When you roast the white sesame seeds they will pop up and turn lightly golden brown. At this stage, switch of the flame and remove from the burner and keep aside to cool. 
Blend it coarsely .
Soak the rice for ten minutes and cook the rice in a pressure cooker with three whistles.
Allow the cooked rice to cool to a certain extent
Heat the cooking oil in a dry pan.
Add mustard seeds and allow them to crackle.
Add urad dal, shallots, red chillies, curry leaves, turmeric and asafoetida.
Saute a while till the onions become transparent.
Add the cooled rice, sesame coarse powder and required salt.
Mix well in the low flame.
Finally add coriander leaves.


Ellu saadam is ready to serve with any side dish you like. This  is the simple lunch or breakfast. It has mild tempting aroma. This authentic dish is prepared all over South India. This is very easy, instant meal loved by all. 



Sure you will love to taste this often...:)





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