Saturday 20 January 2018

Ellu Thuvaiyal/Black Sesame Seeds Thuvaiyal /Til Thuvaiyal– Thirunelveli special Ellu Thuvaiyal/கருப்பு எள்ளு துவையல்

Today I am going to share a very authentic recipe from Thirunelveli District – Ellu Thuvaiyal. Usually this ellu thuvaiyal is paired with Ullundhu Sadam which I will be posting soon. Ullundhu Sadham, Ellu Thuvaiyal and Aviyal make one complete meal. This Ellu Thogaiyal can be either made with while sesame seeds or black sesame seeds. This thuvaiyal is a very tasty, healthy and crunchy. Do try out this thuvaiyal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Chutney and thuvaiyal varieties here.

Here’s how to make Ellu Thuvaiyal with step by step photos…
Other Chutney & Thogaiyal varieties that might be of your interest...

Ellu/Black Sesame Seeds/Karuppu ellu/Til
¼ cup
Urad Dal/Ullutham Paruppu
1 tbsp
3-4 pieces small
Dry Red Chillies
One small amla size ball
¼ tsp
As needed
Very little for grinding
1 tsp

For Tempering
1 tsp
Mustard Seeds
¼ tsp
Cumin Seeds
¼ tsp
Curry Leaves/Karivepillai Leaves
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 -12 minutes
Serves: 2-3
Author: Priya Anandakumar

Dry roast the ellu/black sesame seeds and transfer it to a plate.

Heat one tsp of oil in the same kadai, add urad dal, asafoetida/perungaayam, dry red chillies and sauté until it turns to light brown color. Add coconut and tamarind and sauté for few more seconds and switch off the stove. Let it cool completely.

Now add black sesame seeds/ellu and all the roasted ingredients to a mixer and grind it. 

Add required amount of salt and little water as per requirement and grind it to a paste.
Transfer the ground paste to a bowl.

For tempering heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, then add cumin seeds and curry leaves/karivepillai  and fry for few more seconds.

Transfer the tempering to the thuvaiyal and mix everything well.

Yes, delicious, healthy and tasty Ellu Thuvaiyal/thogaiyal is ready to be enjoyed. Serve it with hot dosas or idlis.

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