Step into the realm of culinary delight with our Ellu Sadam recipe, a cherished South Indian classic that embodies the richness of tradition.


Ellu Sadam Bliss: Authentic Sesame Rice Recipe Savor.

  • Author: Rettaikili
  • Prep Time: 20minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 11/2 cup Basmati rice
  • Salt, as per your taste
  • 3 tablespoon Oil
  • 50 grams Sesame seeds (Til seeds)
  • 50 Dry coconut (kopra)
  • 6 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1 cup White Urad Dal (Split)
  • 4 tablespoons Cashew nuts
  • 1/2 tablespoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 4 Curry leaves
  • 3/4 tablespoon Asafoetida



  • To begin with the Ellu Sadam first heat a pan and roast sesame seeds and transfer it into a plate and in the same pan dry roast the grated coconut and keep it aside.
  • After this add one spoon of oil in the same heated pan and roast 4-5 dry red chillies.
  • Cool these ingredients and grind them into a coarse powder.
  • Now mix this powder with cooked rice and add salt according to your taste.
  • And now for the seasoning, in a tadka pan add oil and allow it to get heated up.
  • Add mustard seeds and once they splutter add curry leaves, soaked urad dal, cashew nuts, dry red chilies, and asafoetida.
  • Mix this seasoning with rice and mix everything together.
  • Serve the Ellu Sadam for lunch with Mor Kuzhambu so that it makes a satisfying meal for your family.

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