Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Pasipparuppu Sadam - Lentil Rice

When you are in a hurry, you can prepare this one in no time. Dal and rice blend in nicely giving rise to wonderful taste. It is a one-pot wonder and a high protein meal too.


Ingredients

Basmathi Rice - 1 cup
Moong Dal - 1/2 cup
Onion (small size) - 1 chopped
Garlic - 7 cloves chopped
Green Chillies - 6
Red Chillies - 5
Tomato - 2 chopped
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Butter or Ghee - 1 or 2 tblspn
Salt to taste

For Tempering

Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Urid Dal - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - few
Cumin/Seeraham Seeds - 1 tsp
Fennel/Sombu Seeds- 1 tsp

Directions:
  1. Pour oil in a pan/cooker and add mustard seeds. Let it crackle and add urid dal, and curry leaves.
  2. Add cumin, fennel, and chilles one by one and allow it to fry in the same oil. [careful not to burn the cumin seeds, otherwise it goes bitter]
  3. Saute onion and garlic till they become light golden brown.
  4. Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric, butter, and salt to the mixture and cook until oil floats on the surface and then add moong dal and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Add rice and 3 cups of water and cook until it is done.

Note:
Dry roast moong dal (without oil) to a light golden color and soak it for 10 minutes in hot water before cooking. It will lead to soft dal texture, nice aroma and taste. You can add ghee while serving it instead of cooking with it. To get even richer paruppu sadam, add 1/2 a cup of coconut milk while cooking the dal. My mom adds scrapped coconut at the last stage. Yummy :-)

Links:
Paz's From My Rasoi - For the Love of Rice
Links: Anthony's curry mela

16 Comments:

Blogger Raji said...

Hi Nila,

Nice name by the way.

That really looks very tasty. Thank you for sharing this one pot surprise.

Thu Jun 22, 04:09:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Vaishali said...

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Looking forward to your post.

Thu Jun 22, 04:34:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Krithika said...

Nice recipe. Pics looks good.

Thu Jun 22, 08:59:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Dinma said...

This is so nice. You have just stimulated my appetite so can I have a taste pls?

Thu Jun 22, 09:56:00 AM EDT  
Blogger sudhav said...

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Thu Jun 22, 10:43:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Puspha said...

That looks good.

Thu Jun 22, 11:02:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Vineela said...

Hi Nila,
LOOKS YUMMY.
Vineela

Thu Jun 22, 12:50:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Neelu said...

Hey Nila
Yum Yum nYum
I love the rice n lentil combo.....I make khichadi with it.
And my asparagus soup recipe is up :)
neelu

Mon Jun 26, 07:40:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Nila said...

Thank you guys for the kind words.

Wed Jun 28, 01:34:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We make this also in our home. Except we use sambar dhal and regular rice.

This is also speciality of "Kongunadu" (Cheranadu).

Sat Oct 07, 06:37:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow I tried this and its yummy.
Great!!!!!

Thu Sep 18, 08:09:00 PM EDT  
Blogger tonythiru said...

Hi,
The recipe sound great. You should post them on Samukam.com social network in the Tamil recipe/food section.
Best,
Thiru

Thu Feb 12, 09:17:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Radhakrishnan said...

Hello,

I tried this yesterday, it came very good. Thank you for posting this.
The recipe proporptions are very perfect, it came very well.
Thanks again

Radhakrishnan C.

Tue Jun 09, 09:21:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh god I had never heard about this in my whole life, but I made this at home and was terrific. My grandpa who likes to visit Viagra Online recommended me this recipe.

Wed Aug 25, 04:28:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous SAVEETHA KANNABIRAN said...

Hi Nila,
I tried this recipe today,it came out very well,thank you very much.

Wed Mar 09, 05:52:00 PM EST  
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