February 10, 2012

Arisi Paruppu Sadham | Coimbatore Special Dal Rice

Now I know the difference of raising a girl and a boy. My daughter was so calm and composed (atleast until she was 2) but he is so hyperactive and demanding.He cannot sit in one place for more than a minute and needs to be pampered now and then. As now he has started to crawl, life has become more challenging.I always see MK with the vacuum cleaner as shweets cannot sit in one place and eat. It is very cute when I see him crawling and looking for minute things.My brother inlaw even told that he would have dropped something in his previous birth and he is searching it so seriously now. Last week was super fun as we had family visiting and I took two days off. We had Italian, Chinese, American, Thai food in various top restaurants and ofcourse Indian food From my Home Kitchen !!!

Cooking one pot meals is very convenient when Jake is super active. Arisu Paruppu Sadham is a famous dish from Coimbatore. We used to spend our entire summer holidays at our grandmother's place in coimbatore and used to enjoy all these specialities. This is a homey dish with very mild spices which is suitable for kids and it is a great lunch box recipe too. Must try recipe !!!

Preparation Time : 5 min

Cooking Time: 10 min

Serves : 4


Raw Rice - 1 cup
Toor Dal - 1/2 cup
Garlic cloves - 4 no
Onion - 1 no
Tomato - 1 no
Curry leaves
Dry Red Chilly - 3 no
Chilly Powder - 1 tsp
Salt - as needed
Oil - 2 tsp

For Seasoning

Mustard - 1 tsp
Cumin - 3/4 tsp
Cinnamon - 1 stick

  • Wash and soak the rice and dal together for about 15 minutes.
  • Finely chop the onion, garlic and tomato.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add the mustard and allow it to splutter. Add the cumin seeds and cinnamon stick
  • Add the chopped garlic and once it turns soft add the onion and cook until it is translucent.
  • Add salt, dry red chillies, curry leaves and saute well.
  • Add the chopped tomato and cook until it is mushy.
  • Add the chilly powder and cook in medium flame until raw smell goes away.
  • Drain the rice and dal mixture and transfer it to the pressure and mix everthing together.
  • Add 3 1/2 cups of water. Check for salt and pressure cook the rice for 2 whistles in high.
  • Serve Hot with pappad or spicy potato fry.

  • This rice has to be sticky so I always add 3/4 cup water extra for every 1 1/2 cup of rice and dal mix.



looks wonderful lovely presentation

Sabi, boys are always Hyper :) I have only one and he was terrible but now he grown up and quiet compare to few years back :) Need patience probably a tons....
I love arisi parrupu sadam- ur version is slightly different and looks tasty!

Delicious and lovely looking sadham
Thanks a lot for posting this lovely recipe.

Hamaree Rasoi

Yummy sadham...i luv eating them,recollecting my child hood memories..

Oooohhh!! my favourite rice dish.. and it is from my home town..:))
Very nicely made and presented..

simple delicious and easy rice recipe.

this is just awesome...drooooling here..;P
Tasty Appetite

This is perfect...my fav anytime :)

looks lovely...... wonderful presentation

nice one vth beautiful cliks........

Shabitha, thanks for pointing out the error. I had photos of basic chicken stock and was editing it as I watermarking this..LoL. You have sharp eyes!

Great one pot dish! I make a similar dish (7 kari saatham with lentil and all) for Aran, my boywonder! Looks Fab!

Ca't agree more about the boy girl thing :-) That saadam sure looks comforting !

Wholesome rice dish...

You have so many yummy recipes here.

The rice looks very tasty and loaded with flavours!

Looks so tempting. My comfort food

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