Savoury Sesame rice

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 4.5 cups - cooked long grain brown rice ( or white rice basmati )
  • salt to taste
  • 1/8 tsp - asafoetida (hing, optional)
  • To be ground into powder:
  • 2 tbsp - coriander seeds
  • 6 tbsp - sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp - fenugreek seeds (methi seeds)
  • 3 - dry red chillies
  • For tempering:
  • 2 tbsp - oil
  • 1 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp - split black gram lentil (udad dal)

How to Make Savoury Sesame rice

  • Dry roast coriander seeds, sesame seeds, fenugreek seeds and dry red chillies separately until each of them turns darker. Keep aside.
  • When cool, grind the above ingredients together into a reasonably fine powder (it does not have to be ultra fine).
  • In a large pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds and split black gram lentil.
  • When the mustard seeds splutter and the lentil starts turning red, add asafoetida to it.
  • Lower the heat and add the cooked rice and salt to taste.
  • Finally add the ground powder and mix well.
  • Serve hot with curry of choice, salad of choice or just plain yogurt and papads.