Friday, November 12, 2010

Rice and Lentil ( Arisi paruppu sadam)

Arisi paruppu sadam ,can also be called as village biriyani.This is a one pot dish ,where rice and toor dal are cooked together with spices.This is very famous in Chidambaram area.My MIL does this dish very well.This is my husband's favourite.
Arisi Paruppu sadham!!!!

Ingredients:
1.Rice                                    -            3/4 cup
2.Toor dal                             -             3/4 cup
3.Onion                                 -             1
4.Tomato                              -              1
5.Green chillies                   -                2
6.Red chillies                      -              3 to 4
7.Chilli pwdr                       -               1/4 to 1/2 tbsp (optional)
8.Whole garam masala    
9.Curry leaves
10.Cilantro

Method:
* Wash and soak rice & toor dal for half an hour.
* Chop onion ,tomato and slit green chillies.
* In a pressure cooker, add a tbsp of oil and splutter with whole garam masala ( Cinnamom,fennel seeds,cloves) and red chillies.
* Saute onion and green chillies till , they become translucent.
* Dump in the tomato and sprinkle some salt .
* Add turmeric pwdr,chilli pwdr and mix it well.
* When the tomato becomes mushy, add 3 cups of water and bring it to a boil.
* Adjust salt to taste.
* Now add rice , toor dal and  pressure cook for 3 whistles.
* Garnish with cilantro and serve with pappad or pickle.

3 comments:

Priya Sreeram said...

your recipes rock-- comforting, filling, healthy and very inviting !

savitha ramesh said...

Thanks priya.... I am grateful.

Chowringhee said...

That sounds delicious, I would eat that till I was stuffed, wish I could easily make that..
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