3 Jun 2011

Arisi Paruppu Saadham

           As we all know rice is the staple of the South Indian and most of the countries in South East Asia. It is a versatile grain either cooked and eaten as it is with a curry and side dish. It also forms a lovely base  for various other ingredients to be added and made into a one pot meal.
          This recipe is one such one pot meal. The fact that dhal is added fulfills the daily requirement of protein. It is full of flavour and the colour is so bright that it fills u up with sunshine ......[now that is an exaggeration..:)]



          Arisi Paruppu Saadam means "Rice Dish made with Rice and Dhal" [Arisi means rice and Paruppu means Dal]. This dish has its precursor dating to the 7th century. This is a speciality of Kongunad Cuisine. It makes a perfect lunch box dish with appalams.

          A very tasty, can be prepared in minutes and veggies can be added to make it more nutritious.


         To get the authentic taste it is essential to use gingelly oil and small onions. I make it with ponni puzhungal rice [the type of rice that most of the families in Tamil Nadu use on an everyday basis]. You can substitute it with basmati rice but reduce the amount of water to 2 and 1/2 cups of water.

For the rice:
Ponni puzhungal arisi: 1 cup.
Toor dhal: 1/2 cup.
Small onions [chopped] : 150gms.
Tomato [chopped] : 1
Green chillies [chopped] : 3.
Garlic pods [chopped] : 5-6.
Sambhar powder: 2 tsp.
Tumeric powder: 1 tsp.
Salt: to taste.
Hot water: 3 cups.



For tempering:
Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp.
Cumin seeds:1/2 tsp.
Curry leaves: 1 sprig.
Gingelly oil : 3 tbsp.

For garnishing:
Coriander leaves: 1 tbsp [chopped]


1.Wash the rice and dhal and soak them together for 30mins.
2.Heat the oil pressure cooker pan on medium heat.
3.Splutter mustard, cumin and curry leaves.
4.Add the onions, garlic and chillies. Saute until golden.
5.Add the powders, tomato and salt. Cook for 2 minutes.


6.Add the rice and dhal with the 3 cups of hot water and close the cooker lid.
7.Cook for 2 whistle sounds and put off the flame.
8.When the pressure settles down, open the lid and mix the rice gently.
9.Garnish with coriander and serve with appalams.

Sending this to "CWF" an event by Kiran , guest hosted by Suma of Veggie Platter


 Sending it to "HCC - Lunchbox Ideas" by Anamika  an event originally by Smitha .



Enjoy....


Scribbled by Reva.

65 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

Lovely clicks Reva...A true kongunadu special. Luv this rice anytime easy, flavourful one pot meal

Rekha shoban said...

healthy rice...lovely click n presentation!

Ramya said...

What a lovely flavor..I bet its superb yummy!!

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Lovely looking dish. Super clicks.

shriannalakshmi said...

my fav dish. the dish is simple.I like the cute rice flowers,
yennappa room pottu yosippengala...karpanai supers irukku ungalukku.

Sanjeeta kk said...

Thats a lovely rice recipe, Reva! And love that cute tiny flower.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Our family fav reva... Hailing from Salem, it had always been on our staple dish list... Lovely pics..
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Prathima Shivraj said...

Mouth Watering reacipe, beautiful clicks.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Excellent looking preparation. Loved the decoration.

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Suja said...

Delicious and healthy rice..loved the clicks...

Kalyani said...

wonderful clicks and looks delicious too .........

julie said...

yum yum rice!! one pot meal..liked the flower presentation,lovely!!

Prathima Rao said...

Nice clicks Reva & loved this healthy, delicious rice!!
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Chitra said...

nice one pot meal...and love the little flower u hav by the side .
Nice presentation..gr8

Prathibha said...

guess wat..I had this 4 lunch..I like it very much,simple n easy

Priya Sreeram said...

happy hoots to the dish reva ! this meal calls out to me-pass it on !

Priya said...

Makes me nostalgic,love thos arisi paruppu sadham, my comforting food..

Lizy said...

This sounds like our Gujarati dish Khichdi! nice pictures...

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Looks a great comfort food.

sangee vijay said...

very authentic n comforting recipe...our family fav too...very nice presentation..like flower made out of rice n dal..gr8..lovely clicks dear...super

Rachana said...

Lovely rice dish and beautiful presentation.

Sobha Shyam said...

delicious rice..liked the recipe a lot..wonderful presentation as always..

Pushpa said...

Yummy and delicious one pot meal.

divya said...

Yummy and delicious recipe.. looks gr8 !!

Shanavi said...

Simply loved the flower u made with rice n dhal...SOOOOO cute !!! Comforting dish..one of my all time fav Reva.

Vimitha Anand said...

Thats my favorite comfort food... Love that flower with arisi and paruppu

Biny Anoop said...

gr8 presentation dear....i love it...recipe is a one pot meal and flavourful

Shireen Sequeira said...

Wow Revathi, the dal+rice combo has taken a new avatar - very beautiful presentation & such a lovely blog! Thanks for your comments on my blog!!

Ambreen said...

Ooh, this looks so good! Yummy rice!!! I like your pretty presentation, specially that cute flower :)

SingerFood e Chiccherie said...

Really beautiful foodblog and pictures!!
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Aruna Manikandan said...

love this a lot...
cute presentation with nice clicks dear :)

Gayathri Kumar said...

Delicious treat. Loved the cute little flower beside the rice..

Jay said...

your pics are awesome dear...simply lovely...:)

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schmetterlingwords said...

I was browsing what's for lunch today. As we had to go out, wanted to put something quick together and here I saw your Arisiparuppu sadam. I immediately set out to prepare and wowww, it was great!! Had a delicious one pot lunch. Will be making this often in future.. Thanks for the wonderful recipe Reva :-)

Now Serving said...

the flower looks awesome and of course paruppu saadham can never fail! Love it :))

GEETHA ACHAL said...

Love the sadham and the presentation...

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

delicious and very inviting rice !!

Plateful said...

One-pot meals are such a welcome idea for summer -- saves time from spending too much time near the hob :) Hey that flower you made from rice grains, dhal and coriander is sooooo cute !

Madhu said...

Very nice recipe. I also love the way you have made the flower with rice and cilantro :)

Ramya Bala said...

My fav rice on earth ;)looks awesome...Nice to see another blogger from cbe ;)

Elisabeth said...

I'm a huge rice fan, and your rice dish is so perfect and over the top delicious. Love the photos, as well!
I'm happy to follow your blog...thanks for your kind comment on my blog:DDD

Aarthi said...

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Lavanya Selvaraj said...

Lovely clicks Reva! This is my all time favorite comfort food!

-Lavanya
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chitraj.hegde said...

the Rice is simple,,but you made it so special and your click make it more delicious....hats of to your click....

Sutapa said...

Superb recipe ....love the use of ginger oil!

Sadhana Valentina said...

Excellent one dear!!!

Sarah Naveen said...

Beautiful presentation..looks so yummy!!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Arisi paruppu samtham looks so authentic and delicious. My favorite too.

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kothiyavunu.com said...

delicious rice with yummy pictures ..liked clicks too..

kankana said...

Looks very comforting! Something like khicri..

Simply Life said...

wow! this looks almost too pretty to eat!

Roxana GreenGirl said...

hubby would go crazy over your rice. so flavorful. wonderful photos, loved the flower

Vardhini said...

Love it .. I am all for one pot meals. Pictures looks amazing Reva.

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Babli said...

Looks delicious, colourful and tempting.Wonderful presentation.

hemalata said...

Very nice preparation,looks so delicious and healthy recipe.

Sonia said...

This is looking absolutely delightful. Loved the new combo of ingredients and the recipe is so nicely made and presented. Saving this recipe of urs and wud love to give ur version a try on the coming weekend. Have a great day….Sonia !!!

Shri said...

Excellent presentation!

Zareena said...

Wow!!! nice recipe and its easy too. Loved that flower you made with rice, dal and coriander leaf. It looks cute.

FoodLovers said...

excellent presentation Reva ..

aipi said...

Yum, wow, lovely flavors in there. Looks great ~ I also loved that cute little flower :)
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Spoon and Chopsticks said...

Lovely dish Reva. I like the way you made flower with rice grains and coriander leaves.

Thanks for your comment on my blog.

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Gulmohar said...

Lovely dish and a beautiful presentation :-)

Nanspai said...

Wow, amazing presentation there Reva :) Glad to follow u back... lovely space you have got here :)

Pavithra R said...

You are absolutely right, my granny also emphasizes on using Gingelly oil to get the extra kick. Spot on!
Love the simplicity in the recipe & I'm gonna try this.
Also the flower presentation is top notch!

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