May 12, 2014

பருப்பு சாதம் / Paruppu Sadam

This is a simple South Indian variety rice that can be made in less than half hour. This comes handy when I am not sure what to cook or there is no veggies stock in my fridge, So you can guess how simple it is. This pairs nicely with potato fry and also a great accompaniment with just papad and pickle.  And a best packed lunch recipe that your kids love to have for their lunch .Check below for step by step instructions and pictures to prepare this protein rich rice recipe.
Paruppu Sadam
Rice – 1 cup
Toor dal – 1/2 cup
Onion – 1 , chopped
Tomato – 1/2 , chopped
Garlic pods – 2 , chopped
Green chilly – 1 , slited
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Corriander leaves – Few, for garnishing
Oil / Ghee – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
For Tempering
Mustard seeds / Kadugu – 1/2 tsp
Urad dal / Uluntham paruppu – 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds / Venthayam – 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds / Jeeragam – 1/4 tsp
Pepper Corns / Milagu – 1/4 tsp
Dry red chillies – 2
Curry leaves – a spring
Asafoetida – a pinch
Wash the rice and dal and soak it for 10-15 mins.
Grab the needed ingredients.
Heat oil in a cooker and temper it with the given ingredients. Wait till mustard splutters.
Then add the onions , garlic and greenchilli and saute till the onions become soft.
Now add the tomato and fry for a min.
Add the drained rice & dal to the onion tomato mixture.
Add water in 1:2 proportion ( rice & dal 1 &1/2 cup means 3 cups of water).  Add turmeric
powder and enough salt and give it a good mix.
Close the lid and pressure cook for three whistles and simmer it for 3-4 mins and switch off the flame. Let the pressure releases by itself and open the pressure cooker. Garnish with few corriander leaves.
Drizzle a tsp of ghee and serve hot with potato fry or with any spicy side.

  • Adjust the spice according to your taste.
  • You can add mixed vegetables 1 cup (carrot, potato, beans, peas ,brinjal and drumstick) to make it more nutritious.
  • You can also decrease the amount of chillies and add a tsp of sambar powder  to make it a different aromatic taste.

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Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy and tempting...

nandoos Kitchen said...

paruppu sadam looks very nice

Beulah Arun said...

This is my comfort food! Lovely!

Priya Suresh said...

Such a comforting food, can survive many days with it.

Swathi Iyer said...

Parippu sadam looks delicious love it.

Anonymous said...


manoj said...

Very nice

Anonymous said...

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Chowringhee said...

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