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-plantain chips-potato curry-tomato chutney|
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.
When jeera/cumin seeds sizzle, add onion, garlic and green chilli.
Saute until onions turn transparent. Then add tomatoes, turmeric powder and sambar powder.
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.
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.
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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