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Sesame Rice / Til-Chawal / Nuvvula Annam

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Recipe Cooked, Photographed and Written by Praveena

PrepTime:10 mins  CookTime:10 mins   Cuisine:Indian

Sesame seeds are an excellent source of copper and a very good source of manganese, but they are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, and dietary fiber.(info from internet)

I am aware of the fact that sesame seeds are a very good source of calcium. And is one of the major sources for vegetarians/vegans specifically. With this in mind, I use / add few sesame seeds in atleast one recipe EVERYDAY.

And this rice recipe using sesame seeds as the main ingredient is an occasional dish I make, usually when I have leftover rice.

We had  this rice along with homemade thick yogurt (dairy) topped with fresh pomegranate seeds and chopped white cabbage as salad on the side. Ofcourse, this is a Vegan & Glutenfree rice recipe, approved by my kids (as we need to get it 🙂 )

If you eliminate the onions in this recipe this can definitely be a Nayivedyam/PoojaOffering recipe.

The above mentioned Cooking Time is given in assumption that the rice is already cooked.

Before starting to cook, don’t forget to see the Tips which I mentioned at the end.

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Sesame rice / Nuvvula annam.

Ingredients:

  • Rice (cooked) – With 3 cups of rice grains
  • Salt – 4 teaspoons (or) as per taste
  • Cooking Oil –  4 tablespoons
  • Hing/Inguva/Asafoetida – ½ teaspoon
  • Dry Red Chillies – 8
  • Green Chillies – 6 to 8 
  • Curry Leaves – 10 approx.
  • Onion – 2 small size
  • Sesame seeds – 2 heaped tablespoons

Ingredients for Tempering:

  • Urad dal / Minapappu / Split Black gram – 1½ teaspoon
  • Hing/Inguva/Asafoetida
  • Mustard seeds / Aavalu – 1 teaspoon
  • Chana dal / Split Yellow gram dal – 1½ teaspoon
  • Jeera / Cumin Seeds – ½ teaspoon
  • Sesame Seeds – 1 teaspon
  • Ground Nuts – 10 
  • Dry Red Chillies – 3

Special Ingredients:

  • Hing/Inguva/Asafoetida
  • Ground Nuts

Procedure:

  • Firstly, get the rice cooked and keep it ready.
  • Peel the onions and cut into small cube size pieces.
  • Slit the green chillies length wise.
  • Take a large wide pan (suitable to add the whole rice), put it on stove top under medium flame.
  • For Masala Powder:  Add the sesame seeds and dry red chillies to the pan.
  • Dry roast them until you get a pleasant aroma / till they change the colour.
  • Take them into a spice blender / mixer, let them cool and grind them into fine powder.

    Sesame rice / Nuvvula annam.
    After dry-roasting the sesame seeds and dry red-chillies
  • Put the same pan on the stovetop, under medium flame add the Oil and let it heat.
  • Add all the items under ‘Ingredients for Tempering’.
  • Saute the tempering items and then add the slit green chillies, onion pieces & curry leaves.

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    Adding onion pieces and slit green chillies to the pan
  • Let the onions soften, then add the salt and the masala powder that we kept ready.

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    Adding the powdered masala and salt to the pan
  • Give everything a mix and then add the cooked rice.
  • Then thoroughly and gently turn over such that the masala, salt and tempering are completely spread throughout the rice. Done!!Sesame rice / Nuvvula annam. Content in the frying pan mixed up thoroughly with the rice

Tips:

  • You can use any type of rice variety. I used Sona Masoori rice.
  • Just eliminate the onions, if you dont like to. 
  • Adjust the salt and spice as per your taste.
  • You can even avoid the tempering part of the recipe, but it definitely gives a nice aroma to the rice on the whole.
  • It can be made with freshly cooked rice (or) with left over rice too.
  • sesame rice / nuvvula annam, stays good for 1 day at room temperature.
  • Can be put in refrigerator and be re-heated before serving. It stays good upto a week this way.

Result:

  • The taste of this, sesame rice / nuvvula annam is absolutely scrumptious with perfect amount of spice.
  • The chilled yogurt with fruit & cabbage salad added to its taste too.

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    Sesame Rice /  Til-Chawal / Nuvvula Annam served with homemade thick curd and white cabbage salad

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