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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.

  • 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.


  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 :)

  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.

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

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

  4. Beautiful arisi parippu sadham looks perfect.

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

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

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

  8. Nice yummy rice ....Love it....

  9. will be more delicious with potato masala :)

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

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

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


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

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

  15. healthy and delicious recipe... nice presentation..

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

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


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