May 16, 2013

Arisi Paruppu Sadam

              Who deserves the credit for this recipe? My good friend Pradheepa Chinnaraj(I need to write a post on her). She has a lot of authentic Tamil cuisine dishes in her recipe diary from her excellent cook guru - her mom(am gonna steal that book one day). This is again her mom's recipe with a little alteration by me - simple, adding vegetables. 

           We make a point to meet up every week and cook together and have our "Girls Time" with our kids. We have stories, suggestions, secrets, gossips and complaints to share. One fine day she told me about this rice and planned to cook for us and our kids - having kids in mind I suggested her about adding vegetables. We gave a try and we loved the version. I served this for my hubby's saturday lunch with Rajma Masala and he loved this too - so clicked and loaded to my blog post.


Raw rice - 1-1/2 cups(i used sonamasoori rice)
Toor dal - 1/4 cup+1 tablespoon
Water - 3-2/3 cups
Carrot -  1/4 cup (chopped)
Peas - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1/4 cup (chopped)
Tomato - 1/8 cup (chopped)
Green chilli's - 2 no's
Salt - as needed

To Temper:
Oil - 3 tablespoons
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 5 to 6 leaves
Dry Red chilli - 2 no's
Urad dal - 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
Channa dal - 1 teaspoon

  • Wash until clear water runs out and soak rice and toor dal for 15 minutes.

  • Heat a pressure cooker and Temper the ingredients mentioned above in  "To temper" column.

  • Add onion, salt and saute to transparent colour.

  • Add tomatoes, vegetables and green chilli and saute to half cook.

  • Add rice and dal and toast them for 2 minutes.

  • Add water, check for salt and pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles (or according to your rice cooking consistency).

  • After pressure is down open the cooker and mix well.

  • Serve hot with any curry or chutney. 

My Notes:
  • I used 1:2 ratio for rice and water. It might differ based on the rice used so please adjust accordingly.
  • Vegetables are totally optional. The actual recipe of my friend's mom is without vegetables only. 


  1. i love this, looks delicious.

  2. this looks like a nice one-pot meal...

  3. This is my comfort food. I make it often .I use moong dal also

  4. very healthy, delicious paruppu sadam..

  5. The veggie variation was a nice tweak to an already tempting recipe, Divya! I love the colors popping out of the dish. Nice delicious presentation, your pictures make me hungry :)

  6. my fav recipe...this is a must recipe in one of my weekdays...

  7. a healthy and delicious one pot meal :)

  8. just great !! one pot meal..healthy bhee..tasty bhee!!!

  9. this is a complete and healthy one pot meal!! My favorite type of food :)

  10. this is my all time fav dish which i never tried making on my it

  11. perfect dish Divya.. love the presentation..

  12. looks so delicious & comforting !

  13. healthy and delicious looking arisi paruppu sadam divya :)

  14. Divya, that looks like a delicious one pot meal for one of my lazy days :)

  15. Comfort food dear... looks so tempting

  16. i had this first 3 years back and fell in lov with it.... i too have a recipe of this in my blog... u have a nice drop by at my space when time permits...

  17. Nice recipe.. Lovely clicks.. Can't take my eyes off the arisi parippu sadam Divya :-)

  18. thanks a lot for your compliments divi.. you are always welcome to take my cook the way the clicks are so beautiful.. my fav receipe :)

    1. Thank you pradhi-you will search for your cook book one day but in my shelf ;)

  19. I can survive for many days with this one pot meal..My all time favourite arisi paruppu sadam..

  20. Wow! our favourite too.Looks Healthy and colourful.

  21. Wow my fav one pot meal....yum.

  22. love the mingle of more veg,perfect one pot meal.


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