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Jun 29, 2011

Broccoli Sesame Flavored Rice

         Now-a-days i myself wonder about my cooking :) making so many changes to usual cooking recipes.This recipe was my grandma's Kathirikkai Ellu Sadham, made some changes n tried with Broccoli n lima beans.this is easy,simple n one pot meal..Very yummy n flavorful rice. For this recipe i recommend to use freshly prepared ground spices ,This broccoli event makes me to cook more broccoli recipes n now my kids totally loved this veg in any form  happy na :) Try this interesting sesame seeds flavored one pot meal,perfect for your lunch box.

  1. Basmati rice or Sona masoori     2 cups(i used basmati rice)
  2. Broccoli  florets    2 handful 
  3. Lima beans   1 handful (i used  frozen)
  4. Pearl onions    10-12 no.s(cut in lengthwise)
  5. Tomato   1 medium(chopped)
  6. Green chilli    4-5no. (slitted) 
  7. Curry leaves    1 sprig
  8. Coriander leaves    few finely chopped
  9. sambar powder   1/2 tsp
  10. turmeric powder   a pinch
To Temper
  1. Oil     2-3 tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds   1/2 tsp
  3. Chana dal    1 tbsp
  4. Cumin seeds   1/4 tsp
  5. Fennel seeds   1/4 tsp
  6. Hing powder   a pinch
To dry Roast n grind
  1. Coriander seeds     2 and 1/2 tsp
  2. Cumin seeds   1 tsp
  3. Sesame seeds   1 and 1/2 tsp(i used white sesame seeds)
  4. cinnamon    2" stick
  5. Cloves   3-4 no.s
  • Heat pan and dry roast all the ingredients under"to dry roast" for 1-2 minutes lightly and grind it to a fine powder n keep aside.
  • Cut broccoli in to small florets and keep aside.(i used about 2 broccoli medium crowns)
  • Wash n soak rice for at-least 20-30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker ,add all the tempering ingredients and fry them lightly and add onions n green chillies,curry leaves n saute onions for 1 minute.
  • Then add the tomato and saute till soft .
  • After that add broccoli florets n lima beans along with a pinch of turmeric powder and stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Then add drained rice and fry for 1-2 minutes and add enough water ,salt and stir well.
  • Now to the rice water add ground sesame spice powder n sambar powder n mix everything well.
  • Cook till rice done or pressure cook for 1 whistle.
  • Thats it ,delicious broccoli sesame flavored rice is ready now.
  • Serve them or Pack to your lunch box with any fry /Poriyal or simple pickle is enough.

Note: this is not a spicy rice yet flavorful so kids will enjoy lot...can serve along with any spicy veg fry or curry

I am sending this recipe to the event,Healthy Lunchbox Ideas(with broccoli) by Kalyani (Mom Chef) and guest hosting by Vardhini  and also to the event, My Mothers KitchenOne Pot meal theme, by Mom Chef(Kalyani)


  1. Yummy healthy and flavorful rice...

  2. Wow kalakitinga ponga, super delicious and flavourful rice..

  3. very flavourful and healthy it dear..

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  4. wow..thats lovely broccoli n sesame combo..looks flavourful too!!

  5. Great recipe..lovely combo..sounds very tasty.

  6. Broccoli gets a whole new avatar on your site ~ you probably have all the coolest broccoli recipes here :)
    US Masala

  7. Nice recipe worth trying. Lovely pics.

  8. You are inspiring me to use broccoli in different ways other than just pasta and stir fry Sangee :). Yummy and thx for linking to event.

    Event: Dish it Out - Spinach and Garlic
    Event: Healthy Lunchbox Ideas - Broccoli

  9. nice one sangee- broccoli and sesame seeds are yummy things in a one pot meal

  10. Nice idea adding broccoli to Ellu sadham....

  11. A very healthy and flavorful have a nice space with a wonderful collection of've found a follower in me dear

  12. Exotic, english veg blend well with the south indian spices...A flavorful one pot rice dish!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  13. so healthy and wonderful rice !!


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