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
Asafoetida, a pinch
Ghee, 2-3 Tablespoon
Grated coconut,a handful
How it is prepared?
- Wash the rice and dhal and set them aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- Once the cooker whistles, reduce the flame and let it cook for a 5-6 minutes in a low flame, turn of the heat.
- Once the pressure releases, add 2-3 tablespoons of ghee, mix well and serve.
- 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.