Ellu Podi and Ellorai | Sesame seed Powder and Rice


This is one of my fav variety rice next to Puliyodarai,which i made for Puratasi Saturdays.It’s Perfect for Neivedyam and Lunch box also. Do try this flavourful and Healthy rice.

Ellu podi and Sesame Seed Powder:


  • 1/4 cup Sesame Seeds
  • 1 cup Urad dal
  • 4-5 Dry Red chillies  
  • A Pinch Hing
  • 1/2 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt


  • Heat the kadai,dry Roast the Sesame seeds separately and  take it out.
  • And then roast the urad dal along with hing in coconut oil,keep aside.
  • Roast the dry red chilly in the same kadai and let them cool completely.Add salt and Powder it in mixie.


Here is our flavour full ellu podi is ready.You can store it in a air tight container and take the required amount whenever needed.


  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 and 1/2 cup Cooked Rice
  • 1 sprig Curry Leaves
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 2 tbsp Ellu Podi | Sesame Seed powder
  • Salt as Needed


  • Heat the oil and add the mustard seeds in the kadai.Once it crackle add curry leaves.
  • Add the cooked rice and ellu powder into the kadai and mix well.
  • Add salt,since ellu podi already contains salt.According to your taste adjust the salt and the ellu podi. 

Here is our Ellorai is ready for Neivedyum/Lunch Box…Enjoy!!!

I am sending this to Kalyani’s “Foods for fasting – Vrat Ka Khaana” Event.

Have a Nice Day!!!

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  1. says

    Thanks for the recipe. This recipe have been out of my mind but still remember my mum making something similar. Need to try and taste it, I can’t remember when was the last time I had this delicious podi with the rice.

  2. says

    wow..i have never had this before..looks so tempting and delicious..pls pass me that plate of rice please..
    thanks for sharing the award with me Prema..Waiting for u to come near my house. I will be ur frequent visitor..
    Ting tong..”pls open the door.what is today special???”

  3. says

    I never knew it was called ellorai!! The pictures of the podi and the kalandha saadham are insanely appetizing!!! I may just HAVE to visit you and have you make me a delicious thali :) (sigh!)
    Cheers, priya

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