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Tuesday, February 5, 2013


A popular, tasty and quick one pot meal from Kongu region. Most oftenly pronounced arisimparuppu sadham.


Raw rice - 1 cup
Toor dhal / masoor dhal - 1/4 cup
Water - 2 1/2 cups
Small onion - 10 nos.
Garlic - 4 pods
Oil - 2 tbsp.
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Dry red chillies - 3 nos.
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp.
Sambhar powder - 1 tsp.
Curry leaves - few
Ghee - 1 tsp.
Salt - to taste


Soak dhal for 15 minutes. Wash rice well.

Heat oil in a pressure pan, and add mustard seeds.When the mustard seeds splutter, and cumin seedsand curry leaves.

Add onion and crushed garlic, chillies, curry leaves and saute until onion is translucent. Now add turmeric powder, sambhar powder and water . When water boilsrapidly, add rice and dhal. Pressure cook for 2 whistles and simmer the stove for 5 minutes. When the pressure is released, take out, add salt and mix gently.

Serve hot with ghee and papad.


  1. Regular in many homes in our region. I have found that one or two households roast the rice and the dhal very lightly too. With one spoon of ghee, this will be yumm redefined.

  2. I used to have this when I was in Coimbatore! really miss it. I dont get the exact taste in which I used to get in my hostel:)

  3. This is totally new to me, though i have heard never tasted it. Interesting one pot meal

  4. thanks for stopping by:)yummy and colorful:)happy to follow you:)

  5. yummy and colorful:)happy to follow you:)

  6. Wow this looks so tempting and nice one pot meal.

    First time here and I am your new follower.

  7. Ihave heard of this rice but never made it looks delisious.

  8. looks soo tempting n colorful...

  9. This is my all time favourite rice..looks delicious..

  10. hmmmmmmmmmmmm I am hungry.simple and lovely rice dish.

  11. I make it a slightly different way! :)

    Your version looks yumm..shall try next time!

  12. so simple and so flavorful!!! can have this anytime!!!
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  13. Delicious arisium parippu sadam love it.

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  14. Looks delicious and flavorful,loved the color...

  15. Yummy meal,looks delish!
    Love to see your recipe linked up in Flavors Of Cuisines-"Mexican"

  16. looks delicious and flavourful...

  17. Loving it but never made it must try it.

  18. droolworthy and yummilicious one pot meal.

  19. One of my teammate brings this food for lunch. Tasted many times but never prepared on my own. Looks delicious. Guess it is the right time to try.

  20. yummy and delicious rice dish.

  21. Hi Shanthi, this look awesome, guess I can have extra serving. :)
    Thanks for sharing the delicious recipe. Best regards.

  22. Lakshmi RamachandranWednesday, February 27, 2013

    Hi Shanti, I am definately going to try this rice dish. One pot meal, quick to prepare for early morning lunch for my kids. I thank you so much for presenting all the lovely recipes. It is an everyday million dollar question for me, as to what to cook for lunch, snack and dinner esp on tiring days after getting back from work; that is equally delicious and also less time consuming. I have prepared so many kootus, curries, rice dishes, all the time from your blog. Thank you again and do keep posting many more wonderful recipes.


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