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Arisi Paruppu Saadam Recipe - Kovai Special Variety Rice

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Tamil Nadu
Servings 3 Persons

Ingredients
  

  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Toor Dal / Thuvaram Paruppu - 1/4 cup
  • Ghee - 2 tbs
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds -1 /2 tsp
  • Onion - 1
  • Tomato-1
  • Sambar Powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Coriander Leaves for garnish
  • Water - 2.5 cups

Instructions
 

  • Mix rice and dal, wash it and soak for 30 minutes.
  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker.
  • Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds. When they crackle add in the onions.
  • Saute until golden.
  • Add tomatoes, sambar powder, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Saute on low flame until the tomato is mushy.
  • Drain the soaked rice and dal and add it.
  • Saute for a minute on low flame.
  • Finally add water and wait until it starts boiling.
  • Cover the cooker and add the weight.
  • Wait until it whistles thrice.
  • Switch off flame and wait for the pressure to release.
  • Once the pressure in the cooker is gone, remove the lid, give a nice stir and serve immediately topped with chopped coriander leaves.