Sesame (Til) Rice

By Krithika Chandrasekaran  |  15th Oct 2015  |  
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About Sesame (Til) Rice Recipe

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 a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Sesame (Til) Rice by Krithika Chandrasekaran has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 4 people. You can find Sesame (Til) Rice at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Sesame (Til) Rice takes few minutes for the preparation and 30 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Sesame (Til) Rice is a good option for you. The flavour of Sesame (Til) Rice is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Sesame (Til) Rice on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Sesame (Til) Rice recipe on the page below.

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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