Ellu/Sesame Seed Thuvaiyal

Most times, the simplest dishes taste the best. Thuvaiyal is one such. One that comes handy when you have ran out of vegetables. One than you can put together in no time at all especially when it’s just you at home and you don’t feel like cooking for just one person. Thuvaiyals also are great accompaniments for travel foods such as lemon rice, tamarind rice or curd rice!



  • 1 tbsp Ellu/Sesame Seeds
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • 1 cup chopped coconut
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Half a lemon size tamerind
  • Salt to taste


  • Dry roat the ellu/sesame seeds until it begins to pop.
  • Add it to the rest of the ingredients in a mixer jar, add water in small amounts and blend it until it becomes a fine paste.
  • Serve with any variety rice.

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