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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Arisi Paruppu Saadham/ Arisim Paruppu Sadham

I feel like it has been ages since I last posted any recipe in this space. It started off as a small vacation break and one thing lead to another and couldn't get back into action. Finally here I am with a recipe- Arisi Paruppu saadham. 
It is a simple and easy one pot meal, which makes it great for packing lunch on a busy morning. This dish is a special of Coimbatore and everyone have their own way of making this dish. When I decided to blog about this dish, I mailed my Mom for her recipe and made it. I prepared it one busy day and in a hurry clicked some pictures and I served it with some fry-yums. 


What are the ingredients needed?

Rice, 1 cup
Toor dhal/ Yellow pigeon peas, 1/2 cup
Oil, 1 Tablespoon
Mustard seeds, 1/4 teaspoon
Cumin seeds, 1 teaspoon
Cloves, 3 - 4 numbers
Cinnamon, 1 small stick
Garlic, 4-5 cloves
Curry leaves, 1 sprig
Chilli powder, 1 tsp
Turmeric powder, 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida, a pinch
Ghee, 2-3 Tablespoon
Grated coconut,a handful

How it is prepared?
  1. Wash the rice and dhal and set them aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon and fry them for a minute or two. Then add the garlic and curry leaves and fry for another 2 -3 minutes until they garlic turns a light golden brown.
  3. Then add chilli powder and turmeric powder,asafoetida then add the rice and dhal, add salt to taste and water (in the ratio 1:2.5) mix well and add a handful of grated coconut, close the lid and pressure cook.
  4. Once the cooker whistles, reduce the flame and let it cook for a 5-6 minutes in a low flame, turn of the heat.
  5. Once the pressure releases, add 2-3 tablespoons of ghee, mix well and serve.


Note
  • You can add tomatoes too. But I haven't used them.
  • Instead of grated coconut, you can chop up the pieces of coconut and add to the rice. Mom used to do it.
  • The rice will be mushy. If you want them to be less mushy adjust the proportion of water accordingly.

28 comments:

  1. I completely understand how it feels when one is not able to contribute to one's own blog. Glad you are back. Seems to be such a homely and comforting recipe :)

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  2. Take it easy My Dear, Blog is not going anywhere. But I can understand once you commit to something you need to do it. I can't do that That's why I go on limited blogs and write only twice.
    Any ways, What does Arisi Paruppu mean? I like one pot meals and your rice and lentil dish with curry leaves tempering looks nice.

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    1. Thank you Balvinder Ubi.. :) Arisi means Rice and Paruppu means dhal.

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  3. glad to see u back in action Divya...this seems like an easy peasy rice recipe..

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  4. Beautiful arisi parippu sadham looks perfect.

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  5. Arisi paruppu Saadham looks very healthy and delicious dear. New to me, will try your yummy version.

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  6. A storehouse of energy in a plate...I loved the recipe.

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  7. Wat a fabulous kongunadu dish, simply love it.

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  8. will be more delicious with potato masala :)

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  9. loved this dish...totally for my hubby..book marked and to be tried tomorrow night for dinner:))

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  10. i love this rice very much..yours look delicious..

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  11. Chellam this is Healthy & Tasty Kongu Special, goes together with potato roast.







    Kongu

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  12. Nice...seems like a more spicy version of pongal...I'll definitely try this!

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  13. Yours is totally different from mine, love this Arisi paruppu sadham, looks very inviting...will try it sometime :)

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  14. healthy and delicious recipe... nice presentation..

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  15. I too make this, Easy and tasty dish.

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  16. This is one of my favorite one pot meal.Nice clicks..

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