Best South Indian Recipe For Enhanced Fertility

May 2, 2024
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Besides age, there are a number of lifestyle factors which influence and affect male and female fertility to a large extent now. An unhealthy diet can disrupt microbiota composition which can disrupt the absorption of nutrients in our body. Nutrient deficiency can also affect fertility as well as the development of a healthy embryo. Thus a properly balanced diet with more emphasis on micronutrients like zinc, selenium, folic acid, omega-3, etc. plays a vital role in boosting the fertility hormones to help with reproduction.

South India has a rich tradition of inculcating a lot of spices and herbs in cooking. There are a lot of medicinal properties and benefits of spices when included in our meal plan.

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Ellorai/Sesame Seed Rice

Sesame seeds are a good source of antioxidants and they are rich in micronutrients like calcium, iron and vitamin E. Sesame seeds help in improved sperm count and motility,  the release of an egg, progesterone production and strengthening of the endometrial lining of the uterus. They contain lignans which help in the balance of estrogen and progesterone ratios. In addition, they help in the lowering effect of cholesterol and prevent high blood pressure which helps in the reduction of fat deposits as well.


For Sesame rice :
  • ½ cup black sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup white sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp Chana Dal
  • ¼ cup Urad Dal 
  • 1 tbsp Roasted Bengal Gram 
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Seeds 
  • 8 Dried Red Chilies 
  • Salt for taste
  • Hing
  • 1 cup Cooked Brown Rice
  • Cut Coriander

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For Tempering :
  • ½ tsp Urad Dal
  • 2 Red Chilies 
  • ¼ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Gingelly Oil
  • 3 tbsp Cashew Nuts and Peanuts 
  • A fistful Curry Leaves 

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Method -
  • Dry roast all the above ingredients mentioned apart from hing, salt and rice.
  • After they are cooled down, grind them along with hing and salt to make a fine powder. Keep it aside. 
  • In a pan, heat the oil and add some mustard seeds, chili, curry leaves, dal and nuts. Fry it until they turn golden brown.
  • Add this mixture and the ellorai powder to the cooked rice and mix well.
  • Add some coriander leaves for garnish. The traditional and healthy ellorai rice is ready.
Nutritional information of the recipe (serves 2)









382 kcal

7 g

14 g

30 g

6 mg

1152 mg

10 g

78 mg

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Written By:

Sneha Sanjay D, Jayanagar

Chaitra, Sahakarnagar

Greata Sherene, T.Nagar, Chennai

Vyuhitha M R, Electronic City

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