Thursday, 16 January 2014

Ellu Sadam

My dear blogger friends - My blog has crossed 20,000 page views. Thanks to you all. Please keep visiting and sharing and motivating me to update more innovative recipes. Aaah what a wonderful note to start the year with!!! Well I have made a resolution to post atleast one recipe every week. Let me see how far I can keep up with this resolution.

Now over to today's recipe. As promised in Kaanum Pongal post here I am with the recipe for Ellu Sadam. I first found this post couple of months back in Palakkad Chamayal blog and had bookmarked it immediately. What better day than Kaanum Pongal to try this recipe.

Rice – 1 cup (200 grams)
White Sesame Seeds – 2 heaped tbsp (30 grams)
Urad Dal – 1 tsp (10 grams)
Dried Red Chillies – 1 or 2
Scraped fresh coconut – 1 to 2 tbsp (optional)

For tempering:
Oil – 1 tbsp (gingelly oil preferred)
Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp
Peanuts – 2 tbsp
Curry Leaves – few sprigs


  • Cook the rice with little salt. Spread on a wide plate and separate the grains with a fork, sprinkle one spoon of oil. Allow to cool.
  • Heat a pan, dry roast the sesame seeds in low flame till light brown in color. I used white sesame seeds. Black ones can also be used.
  • Heat ½ tsp of oil and fry the urad dal and red chillies.
  • Powder the sesame seeds. While grinding, do not run mixer for a long time. Give short pulses.
  • Powder fried urad dal and chillies. Keep aside.
  • Heat rest of the oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds and peanuts. Fry till peanuts are roasted. Then add the curry leaves.
  • If adding coconut, add now and fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add cooked rice, the powders and salt to taste. Mix well.

Yummy Ellu Sadam is ready to be served!!! Serve it with papad/vadams or roast potatoes. This would be a great lunch box idea!!!


  1. A very happy new year to you...congratulations on your milestone. .wishing u all the success in future..thanks for trying the rice and the mention dear..

    1. A very happy new year to you tooo... expecting more wonderful palakkad recipes from your end...

  2. How wonderful!! Congratulations :))