White sesame is a rich source of calcium. Black sesame is good for the digestive system. This is a special preparation made for Lord Venkateswara in many houses. This traditional Sesame rice household recipe is not only nutritious but yummy to taste too! Do give it a try & do not forget to tag us!
-2 Cups – Cooked rice/cooked millet (you can use any millet – barnyard, kodo, samai)
-3 tbsp – White sesame seeds (you can also use black sesame seeds too)
-1-2 red Dry chilli (optional)
-3 tbsp grated coconut
-2-3 tsp cold-pressed sesame oil
-1 tsp salt
-Few curry leaves
-1 tsp mustard seeds
-1 tsp urad dal
-1 tsp chana dal
Method Of Preparation
-Soak millet for 4 hours and cook it the usual recommended way
-In a kadhai, dry roast sesame seeds and keep aside
-In the same kadhai, add 1 tsp sesame oil. Fry some peanuts, first. And keep aside
-Then add red chilli, urad dal, coconut and roast till urad dal becomes golden brown and the moisture from the coconut dries up
-Let it cool & transfer it to a grinder. Add the roasted sesame seeds too
-Grind to a coarse powder
-In the meantime, in the kadhai, add 2 tsp oil. Add mustard seeds, channa dal, hing and curry leaves.
-Let it splutter.
-To this, add the cooked rice/millet & salt.
-Top it with the prepared powder.
-Mix everything well to ensure the rice/millet is coated with the powder
Enjoy Sesame Rice with a serving of sambhar!
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My son was about 5 months and I was beginning to think about introducing solids. I wanted something traditional & healthy yet quick & easy to make at home. But to my surprise I found most of the foods available were filled with excess sugar, maltodextrin, milk powder, artificial flavors, colors etc.
I decided to never feed my son these boxes of food. But was that a good solution? What about other babies who were eating them because their parents had no other option or were not aware of the harmful effects of these additives?
This very thought triggered me to think of bringing back traditional baby food recipes that were made just like how our grandmas made it for us!