Thursday, September 20, 2012

Arisi paruppu sadam coimbatore style

Whenever my sister anu says, she fed her kid paruppu sadam, i used to think it as rice mixed with dal and ghee. When Sharmi blogged arisi paruppu sadam, i liked it much and was telling about it to my sis. then she told thats what she was feeding her kid often. she told the recipe in a flow. i straight went into the kitchen and made in minutes. Now i have prepared this several times. this is such a easy, pretty fast meal, which you can serve your kids wholeheartedly with lots of ghee.

I prefer to serve this sadam with egg poriyal or appalam. even potato roast will make a nice combination to this rice.

I tried out making video, it was just a trial, please excuse this very very amateur video, as its shot from one hand as the other hand was cooking! sure will get a tripod soon and make better videos in future. 

mute your speaker, as it has my fav song running on background! 


Rice - 200 gms (1 cup)
Tuvar dal - 40 gms (1/4 cup)
Onion - 1
Tomatoes - 2 medium sized
Green chilly - 1
Garlic - 4 cloves (Crushed)
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Sambhar powder - 1/4 tsp (optional)
Corriander leaves - to garnish
Ghee - 1/2 tsp for serving 

For tempering:

Oil / Ghee - 2 tbsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Split urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Asafoetida powder - 1/4 tsp


Soak the rice and dal together in water for at least 30 minutes. drain the water and set the rice, dal aside. cut the onions and tomatoes finely. crush the garlic and  slit the green chilly vertically. 

Heat a wide bottomed Pressure cooker, add oil or ghee, once it gets hot, start the tempering, add mustard and let it pop. then add split urad dal in medium flame, else it may get browned soon. add crushed garlic, green chilly, asafoetida powder and curry leaves.

Now add the onions and saute till it turns translucent. then add the chopped tomatoes and saute well, till they get soft and mashy. add 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder and 1/4 tsp of sambhar powder. mix all together.

Now add the soaked and drained rice and dal to the cooker, mix well with the onions. add 3 cups of water, and salt to taste. close the pressure cooker with its lid and put on the weight.

Let the pressure cooker whistle for at least 4 times in medium flame. switch off the flame. let the steam escape before opening the lid. Serve hot with a tsp of ghee and appalam or with any side dishes.

arisi paruppu sadam served with brinjal podi varuval and karandi omelette


You can omit mustard and urad dal and add cinnamon , bayleaf and cloves as tempering. it will be of a different taste. This is ideal for lunch boxes. so on a busy weekday, you can make this in minutes and pack for your kids.


  1. I am a big fan of parupu sadam.Urs looks very tempting and delicious.

  2. Delicious dal rice its a coimbatore special and our favorite at home, having it with egg is how i love it as well :-) love your pictures dear

    Cook like Priya

  3. Hi my native is Coimbatore and its not typically arisi paruppu sadam. Adding sambar powder makes it sambar sadam and rice looks dry.

  4. Such comforting food from my home town.

  5. paruppu sadam very yummy preparation..

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  6. Hey Lavi... good one!, must be very comforting food. rice and dal is good combo, a different kind of pongal we can say! :)

  7. Delicious and inviting dear...Rush your entries for Know
    your flours - Corn flour Event in my blog.

  8. Nice it!! This is my fav too, love the addition of sambar powder..will try it next time and see :))

  9. As said very ideal for lunch box pack. Yummy one.

  10. OOh.. that looks absolutely tempting - the entire spread. So easy to make and comforting.

  11. Amateur or pro I loved watching the vdo :) esp with you fav song in the BG :) Commendable attempt! ( now Guru, an appointment for this shishyai ) ;) seriously...coz i can see u smiling ;)


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