Sesame Coconut Rice

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by JacquelineS

A moist, delicious rice dish made flavorful with the addition of Sambar powder, Indian seasoning for red lentils. The toasted sesame seeds add a tasty nuttiness to the dish. I used basmati rice for this, but jasmine works well, also and is more nutritious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook rice and allow to cool.
  2. Roast sesame seeds over low heat until light brown in color.
  3. Coarsely grind peanuts and sesame seeds (I use a coffee grinder for spices).
  4. Heat ghee over medium-high heat.
  5. Add chana dal and mustard seeds.
  6. When they crackle, add chilis, curry leaves, hing, turmeric, and sambhar powder.
  7. Cook 1 minute.
  8. Add lemon and rice, sauté 2-3 minutes.
  9. Add salt, coconuts, and peanuts & sesame seeds.
  10. Stir well and serve hot.
  11. 1/2 cup water may be added to increase moisture in rice, to taste.

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