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Ellorai |Sesame Seeds Rice - Mixed Rice, Lunch Box recipe

Ellorai, sesame seeds rice is a quick to make mixed rice recipe. A easy to make rice dish that can be packed for lunch box.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword a quick to make rice recipe, Kalanda saadham, Mixed rice recipe, Sesame rice recipe, Sesame seeds rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2


For the spice powder

  • ¼ cup urad dal split black gram dal
  • 2 tbsp chana dal
  • ¼ cup black sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp white sesame seeds
  • 8-10 nos red chilies i used round variety
  • 2 tbsp coriander seeds dhaniya vathal
  • ¼ tsp hing/asafoetida
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste

To Make Rice

  • 1 cup cooked rice white/brown/matta
  • 3 tbsp Sesame seeds spice powder/Ellorai powder

For tempering

  • 1 tsp gingely oil
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds/kadugu
  • 1-2 nos red chilies
  • ¼ tsp urad dal
  • 3 tbsp broken cashewnuts/peanuts/almonds
  • a sprig of curry leaf


  • Dry roast every ingredient given under spice powder, separately except hing and salt.
  • Let them cool well. Grind them along with hing and salt into a  fine powder using a mixer.

To Make the Rice

  • Spread the cooked rice on a flat plate and fluff it up with a fork.
  • In a tadka pan, heat oil, splutter mustard seeds, add chili, curry leaves, urad dal and cashewnuts. Let the dal and nut brown a bit. Take it off the stove.
  • Add the sizzling tadka to rice, mix well. Add ellorai powder/sesame seeds spice powder and mix well.
  • Check the taste, adjust salt, if needed. Serve or pack  with your favorite curry for a delicious meal.