Sesame (Til) Rice | How to make Sesame (Til) Rice

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ByKrithika Chandrasekaran
Created on 15th Oct 2015
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About Sesame (Til) Rice

Sesame or Til rice is a speciality rice dish that is prepared as a naivedya or offering to Lord Balaji, especially on Saturdays and also the Tamil month of Purattasi (mid Sept to mid Oct). Simple to prepare but rich in taste.

Sesame (Til) Rice is an aromatic, flavorful and delicious dish which is very much popular in Tamil Nadu. The name itself get juices flowing in your mouth and this dish has a heavenly experience in every bite. When Sesame (Til) Rice is cooked perfectly it can turn into a dish beyond excellence. It is a recipe of delight which no one can resist. You can try this amazing Sesame (Til) Rice at the restaurants and you can also prepare it at your home. People of different region prepare this dish differently according to their own taste. This quick and easy recipe requires only few minute for the preparation and 30 minute to cook it perfectly. On the Better Butter website, you can find the recipe of Sesame (Til) Rice by Krithika Chandrasekaran in step by step with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook the perfect Sesame (Til) Rice at your home without any difficulties. Sesame (Til) Rice is one of the representative dishes of Tamil Nadu which you can serve in any special occasions.

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  • Cook Time30mins
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Sesame (Til) Rice

Ingredients to make Sesame (Til) Rice

  • Rice - 1 cup
  • White sesame seeds - 1/2 cup
  • Green chilies - 2
  • Dry red chilies - 2
  • Sesame oil - 2 tsps
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Chana dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Hing - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - a few
  • Salt to taste

How to make Sesame (Til) Rice

  1. Heat a pan on low heat and dry roast the sesame seeds till they turn golden brown. Transfer it to a bowl.
  2. Cook the rice with 2 cups of water. Take care not to over cook them. Once done spread it out in a plate to avoid them getting sticky.
  3. Heat 1/4 tsp oil in the same pan and add urad dal, red chillies and fry for 2 minutes. Let it cool. Grind coarsely in a mixer along with the roasted sesame seeds.
  4. Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan along with ghee and add mustard seeds. Once they crackle add chana dal, hing, slit green chilies and curry leaves.
  5. Add this to the cooked rice plus salt to taste. Now add 1 tbsp of the ground mixture and check for taste. If needed add more and mix gently.
  6. Serve warm as desired.

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