Nuvvulu or Sesame Seed is one of my favourite flavours, and I use the seeds or the roasted, spiced sesame powder (Nuvvula Podi) liberally in my cooking. I also mix Nuvvula Podi with rice topped with sesame oil or then make this spicy Andhra Sesame Seeds Chutney that we call Nuvvula Pachadi.
In South India; especially in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu; cold-pressed, unprocessed sesame oil and unpolished sesame seeds play a big part in cooking. This is one of the ways we get our micro-nutrients like iron, Vitamin B, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium and zinc.
Making this Nuvvula Pachadi hardly takes any time and so can be made on days when you are feeling lazy too. 🙂
You can have this pachadi as an accompaniment to idli and dosa, or then like we Andhras savour it; with rice and sesame oil.