Black Sesame Seeds
Black Sesame Seeds 100 g Black sesame seed is used whole in cooking for its rich nutty flavour.
Benefits of sesame seeds
These oily seeds are 60% oil which includes the same healthy monosaturated fat as in olive oil. Loaded with vitamin E, they are a good antioxidant and contribute to a healthy circulatory system. Also thought to treat and prevent cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and cholesterol problems.
Suggested recipe (Black sesame seed porridge):-
1/2 cup raw black sesame seed , 1/4 cup sugar (white or turbinado) , 5 1/4 cups cold water, 1/2 cup rice flour (not glutinous rice flour), 1/4 cup rock sugar (about 2 ounces).
- Take a wok and heat over high heat. Then add the sesame seeds and stir until they stop crackling. Remove from heat and stir in the wok for 15 seconds more before transferring to a bowl to cool.
- Grind the seeds and 1/4 cup of sugar until fine. Add 1/4 cup of cold water and process to a smooth paste.
- Create a smooth paste by mixing the rice flour with a little of the remaining water. Whisk in all of the remaining water. Allow to boil over medium heat and stir well.
- Crush the rock sugar and add to the pot along with the sesame paste. Return to a boil and cook, stirring as needed until the sugar dissolves completely and the soup thickens to the consistency of a thin porridge.
Country of Origin: India
Storage: Store in a cool and dark place