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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Arisi Parupu saadham ( Lentil Rice )

Yet another recipe from kongunadu cuisine called 'Arisi Parupu Saadham'. I like this b' cos its taste like biriyani and easy to prepare also, just only need pressure cook. Whenever i go to my native, i ask my mom to prepare this. One of my favorite in vegetarian recipes. Serve potato fry or chips with little curd as an accompaniments to this.

Arisi Parupu Sadham

  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Split Pigeon pea (Toor Dhal) - 1/4 cup
  • Onion - 1, chopped lengthwise
  • Tomato - 1, large one, chopped
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves - few
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Cashew nuts - few (optional)
To Make Paste
  • Garlic - 4 cloves
  • Dry Red Chilly - 4
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Black Pepper Corns - 1/2 tsp
  • Grind the ingredients said above to a coarse paste and keep aside.
  • Wash rice and Dal, soak for 15 Min's. Drain and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in pressure cooker, add mustard seeds to it and allow it to splutter.
  • Put the onions and fry until golden brown.
  • Now add chopped tomatoes to it and fry till the tomatoes are completely cooked.
  • Then add the ground paste to it and fry till the raw smell goes.
  • Now add rice and dal to it and add enough water to it.
  • Then to it add salt, turmeric powder and coriander leaves to it and mix well.
  • Pressure cook for 2 or 3 whistles.
  • Fry the cashew nuts in ghee and add to the rice and serve.
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