Sunday, March 13, 2011

Arisi Paruppu Sadham / Rice Lentil Medley | Indian Rice Recipes

When it comes to weekend cooking or quick weeknight dishes, I prefer one-pot meals. Arisi paruppu sadham is one such dish which is traditionally prepared in our house as a quick one. It is native to the Kongu region of South India. This is one of the dishes which I used to dislike during my childhood days. But I started liking it as days passed and when I was away from home for job. Those were the days when we used to long for home-cooked food and just being at home feels so good. This is a wholesome dish by itself and does not need any elaborate cooking process.


Ingredients:
Rice: 1 cup
Toor dhal - 1/2 cup
Onion chopped - 1 cup
Tomato - 2 chopped
Garlic - 6-8 cloves
Curry leaves - a few
Chilli powder - 3/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal - 1/2 tsp
Thalippu vadagam/vengaya vadagam/badaga - 1/2 tsp


Method:
Wash and soak rice and dhal for 30 mins. Heat oil in a pressure cooker/heavy bottomed pan and add the mustard seeds, urad dhal and vadagam. When the mustard seeds pop up add the curry leaves and onion. When the onion turns translucent add the garlic cloves, turmeric powder and chilli powder and saute for a minute. Now add the tomato and saute in medium heat until the tomatoes turn mushy and cooked. Add salt and the soaked rice and dhal with 3 cups of water. Cover and cook till done.
Serve hot with any vegetable subzi or yogurt or crushed jaggery (Yup it tastes yummy with jaggery).


Sending this to A.W.E.D. Indian event by DK, guest hosted by Ayisha and Walking through the memory Lane event by Gayathri.
Also sending this to My Legume Love Affair #33 event by Dee of Ammalu's Kitchen.


34 comments:

  1. That s a great one pot meal... looks inviting...

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  2. look absolutely gorgeous and delicious!

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  3. This one pot meal is a time saver on hectic days...looks delicious

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  4. simple and delicious and tasty rice.

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  5. Though I've not had the pleasure of tasting this yet, I'm loving the sound of this dish. And the pics make me want to take a spoonful right out of the screen now!

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  6. Loved your rice dish especially because its a one pot meal.It sounds delicious.

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  7. Very yummy, this is my favourite lunch box treat. Thank you dear for sending it to AWED.

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  8. Makes me nostalgic, my fav arisi paruppu sadham..

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  9. Lovely. This is really tasty i loved the version.

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  10. Hey yummy and easy one pot meal...

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  11. There is a award for you at my blog...pls collect it..

    FunWidFud

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  12. Comfy n homey..will make for a perfect weekend brunch!


    US Masala

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  13. We make a similar dish with rice and toor dal,your version looks great! Should try this hearty meal next time...

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  14. My mom makes one similar to this. Looks nice :)

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  15. Delicious one pot meal. Thanks for sending..

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  16. Very simple and comforting onepot meal.thanks for the recipe

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  17. great one -pot dish ! lovely it looks

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  18. Nice recipe on Arisipu ,paruppu sadam...and luvly click

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  19. I love one pot meals too...They come in handy on hectic weeknights...Totally love ur version krithi...Trying it out this week...Thx for sharing..;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  20. wow!!! Simple and delicious. great post!

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  21. Yummy one pot meal..super delicious.

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  22. This is a lovely and healthy and simple one pot rice variety, would love to try them!

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  23. very filling and a healthy one..

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  24. This a great way to make a simple rice into something more complicated and tasty!

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  25. Suma, badaga/vengaya vadagam is a tempering prepared out of pearl onions. I have not tried making this on my own till now, since I had been getting it from grandma/aunt, but I googled and found a link
    http://www.cookatease.com/thalippu-vengaya-vadagam-ready-to-use-indian-seasoning

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  26. I think it's a story with many dishes. We all eat it for the first time and we don't enjoy it and then we give our own twist and VOILA!! MAGIC :)
    www.kankanasaxena.net

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  27. thanks for ur wonderful recipe.

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  28. What is Thalippu vadagam/vengaya vadagam/badaga - 1/2 tsp??????????????
    Is it Dry Red Chillies?

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