Saturday, June 7, 2014

Arisi Paruppu Sadam Recipe-How to make Arisi Paruppu Sadam-Coimbatore Style-Dal Rice

This is a very simple rice dish which I make often at home. The great thing about this dish is that it can be done in a jiffy and it tastes very delicious. My whole family loves one pot meals and this is one of our favorite dish. Today we will learn how to make Arisi Paruppu Sadam (Kovai Style) following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Arisi Paruppu Sadam-Coimbatore style
Arisi Paruppu sadam-plantain chips-potato curry-tomato chutney

Arisi Paruppu Sadam-Coimbatore style

Arisi Paruppu Sadam-Coimbatore style

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 25 mins
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategoryRice Recipes
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Rice -1/2 cup
   Tur dal- 2 tbsp
   Onion -1
   Green chilli -2 slit
   Garlic -4 cloves finely chopped
   Tomato -1
   Turmeric powder -a pinch
   Sambar powder -1 tsp
   Salt needed

   For seasoning

   Oil -3 tsp
   Mustard seeds -1 tsp
   Cumin seeds/jeera - 1 tsp
   Hing - a pinch
   Curry leaves - few

   For Garnishing

   Ghee - 1/2 tsp
   Coriander leaves -2 tbsp


Wash and soak rice and dal for 20 minutes. Drain the water and keep it aside. I used just regular rice.(not basmati rice)

Chop onions lengthwise, slit green chillies and finely chop tomatoes.


Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add cumin seeds, hing and curry leaves.

preparation for dal rice

When jeera/cumin seeds sizzle, add onion, garlic and green chilli.

Saute until onions turn transparent. Then add tomatoes, turmeric powder and sambar powder.

sauteing onions and tomatoes

Add rice and dal, 1 1/2 cup of water and needed salt.

Taste the water to check if the salt added is perfect. If it is slightly salty, it will be perfect once the rice is cooked.

how to make arisi paruppu sadam

Pressure cook rice for 3 whistles, once the pressure subsides, open the cooker, mix the contents, add a tsp of ghee and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves (Rice should not be mushy).

Serve hot with chips or potato curry or even tomato chutney or appalam.

arisi paruppu sadam-Kovai style

Note - Regarding cooking rice, you can pressure cook directly in the cooker or keep it in a vessel inside the cooker as I have done. For more details check out How to cook rice.

You might be interested in my another version of Arisi Paruppu Sadam using moong dal.

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  1. Easy and quick recipe! So colorful and yum! Also love the vazhakkai chips in the picture!

  2. tis is my all time fav rice recipe.. a sooper quick one

  3. This would be perfect for any lazy yet hungry day to make and eat...

  4. Easy, quick & less ingredients recipe... thank you :)

  5. Hi padhu
    I tried this recipe for my husband's lunch. It was very tasty. Thank you.

  6. Very simple,quick and tasty dish..ideal for working women who don't want to sweat it out in the kitchen..


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