Sesame seeds/ellu are extremely beneficial for health and it prevents diabetics,low blood pressure and even prevents wide variety of cancer..
It gives a wonderful flavor when added to the food with different recipes and it does aggregate the body heat so consumed in a decent quantity is better..
This thogayal is popular in tirunelveli along with black urud dal rice..!
Here we go with the recipe.!
Black sesame seeds/white sesame-2tbsp
Salt as per taste
In a pan dry roast sesame seeds without burning it.. as doing so will give a bitter taste later.
You can use either black,brown or white sesame seeds..
I used black here..
Then in the same pan add oil,red chili,urud dal,asafetida and coconut..
Add into a blender altogether And add the tamarind paste and salt and grind them into a coarse consistency.
Very aromatic and tasty thogayal is good to go with hot rice and ghee or with curd rice or dosa..