March 8, 2011
Sesame and Flax seed rice
40 gms white sesame seeds
Mustard, Urad dal, red chillies, green chillies, coconut, curry leaves, hing and salt
Roast the flax seeds till you get a nice aroma. Roast the sesame seeds till they all splutter and change into a nice brown colour. Roast the broken red chillies separately. Grind these into a fine powder and keep aside. Cook a cup of sona masoori rice with little less water than usual so that the rice does not get mushy. Let it cool. Prepare the seasoning. Take about 2 tbsp of oil and roast the ingredients in the order given. Roast until the coconut slightly changes color. Keep a small amount of rice aside and then combine the powder and the seasonings with the rest of the rice along with the required amount of salt. Add some more oil or ghee and check for salt. If needed, add the rest of the cooked rice as well.
Since I am a health conscious person, I try to keep the oil and coconut to minimal quantities. This can however be adjusted to one's taste.
This rice goes well with morkuzhambu or aviyal