Uluntham Paruppu Sadam and ellu thuvaiyal is very popular in Tirunelveli district. I prepare this often for dinner at home as I love urad dal very much. Black gram is known as urad dal in Hindi, minappappu in Telugu and uzhunnu parippu in Malayalam. In India, it is commonly used in cooking to make dals. Urad dal is rich in protein and vitamin B and is also a good source of iron, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, potassium which is required for the body. Black urad dal has both soluble and insoluble fibers which helps relieve constipation. This dal is especially good for women. It is also said to improve milk secretion in lactating mothers. Urad dal/Ulundu (in the form of uluntan kali) is given to girls, when they attain puberty as it strengthens the uterus. It also helps in strengthening the bones and muscles. It is used extensively in South Indian cooking where urad dal is one of the key ingredient in making Idli-dosa batter. In short urad dal is a store house of nutrition. Today we will learn how to make a simple urad dal rice following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.
|Uluntham Paruppu Sadam and ellu thuvaiyal|
Dry roast rice and urad dal separately until hot to touch.
Though I have used raw rice for this recipe, you can prepare the same with other rice varieties also.
Wash both dal and rice together. In a pressure cooker, add the washed rice and dal, fenugreek seeds, garlic, 3 1/2 cups of water and salt needed. (the quantity of water will vary according to the quality of rice used).
Pressure cook on low heat for 2 whistles or until rice is soft.
Open the cooker once the pressure subsides. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, hing and curry leaves. When cumin seeds sizzle, add grated coconut, saute for a few seconds and add it to the rice dal mixture.
Mix well gently and serve hot with ellu thuvaiyal or even tomato chutney.
Dry roast sesame seeds on medium heat until it splutters. Remove from heat and leave it to cool. Dry roast red chillies for a few seconds and grind it along with sesame seeds, tamarind, salt needed and less water to a smooth paste. (if there are impurities in the sesame seed, wash, dry and then dry roast it).
Serve with Urad dal rice/ulundu sadam.
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