Arisi Paruppu Sadham...the name itself means rice variety with lentils...

I first had this at one of my friend Selvi's place...usually she used to prepare this with toor dhal or thatta payiru(Red chori/Black Karamani). The rice tasted too good...her mom and MIL suggested that this variety can be made with any type of lentils( for variation) ... only thing that some lentils need to be soaked ahead and also partially cooked like thatta payiru(red chori), black eye peas( karamani). Her mom makes this with toor dhal(tuvaram paruppu) and her MIL makes the same and with all types of lentils. The below recipe is her MIL's version.

Rice( sona masoori) - 1 cup
Lentil - 1/2 or 1/3 cup( I have used black karamani/red chori beans)

Onion - 1 small chopped fine
Tomato - 2 chopped fine

Garlic - 3 flakes
Ginger - 1 inch piece

Sambar/mulaga thool - 1 tbsp
(or any curry powder or mix chilli powder, dhaniya powder and jeera powder)
Salt as needed

Oil - 2 tbsp

Mustard seeds - few
Jeera/cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves - few

Fennel seeds(sompu) - 1/2 tsp

Clove - 3
Cinnamon - 1 small piece

Cardamom - 2

Soak lentil if using thatta payiru, karamani or masoor dhal
If using thatta payiru and Black eye peas..soak overnight and cook seperately on stove top till they are half cooked, when pressed they should not become mushy.

Grind together:- garlic, ginger, cinnamon, clove, fennel seeds to a fine paste with little water( can also add few cilantro leaves). Keep it aside.

Heat oil in a pressure cooker or pan...add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, cardamom and curry leaves.... next add chopped onions and fry till light brown...next add the ground paste and saute for 3 - 4 minutes, then add chopped tomatoes... mash and fry till they are soft and pulpy and oil floats on top. Next add sambar or curry powder and mix once...later add washed rice, lentil and water ( 3 times water considering rice and lentil together)...salt and close it with the lid and cook for 2 - 3 whistles.

4 comments/Reactions:

http://myerecipecorner.blogspot.com said...

This is one of my favorite Kongunadu food. My mom makes it with ghee and serves with appalam it tastes heavenly. Yours looks really yummy and mouthwatering.......

Padma said...

Thanks Mythreyi ... I too loved it a lot, got this recipe from one of friend's mom and since then have been trying it out with various lentils out of which my most favourite is with thatta payiru :)

Gayathri Anand said...

Hi Padma ,

Thanks a lot for sharing this recipe ...made it today for lunch ...was very easy and quick to make ...

Anonymous said...

tasty rice.but have a doubt.1cup means ?

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