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Arisi Paruppu Sadam

Being a Coimbatorian, I love this tasty and quick arisium paruppu sadham. This arisi paruppu sadham recipe comes to hand, whenever there is no vegetable in home. Arisi Paruppu Sadham is quite common in Kongu Nadu. It is a famous dish from Coimbatore. This  Dhal Rice / Rice Kichadi  along with Appalam and Mango Pickle makes a great lunch or dinner. My toddler and elder one loves this paruppu sadham anytime. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Arisi paruppu sadham.

Arisi paruppu sadam Recipe

Authentic Coimbatore Arisi paruppu sadam prepared with Toor dal and Rice.No side dish required

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Yields : 3

Recipe Category: Main
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
Arisi paruppu sadam

Rice: 1 Cup
Red Gram | Toor dal : 1/2 Cup
Oil / Ghee : 2 tsp
Cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp
Sombu | Fennel seeds : 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves : 4 to 6
Red Chillies : 3
Shallots : 1/2 Cup
Garlic : 4 cloves
Tomatoes chopped : 1/4 cup
Coriander powder : 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder : 1/2 tsp
Sambar powder(optional) : 1 tsp
Salt : As needed
Coriander Leaves : For Garnishing
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1.Wash rice and toor dal and soak it for 30 mins. Heat oil or ghee in the cooker and add mustard and allow it to splutter. Add cumin seeds and Fennel seeds.
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2.After a min, add chopped shallots, chopped garlic, red chillies and curry leaves. Fry till onions turn light brown or translucent. Add chopped tomatoes and fry for 2 mins. Dont make it too mushy.
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3.Add rice,dal,salt,turmeric Powder,chilli Powder,coriander Powder,sambar Powder and coriander leaves. Add 3 cups of water and mix well. Pressure cook and allow 3 whistles.
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Arisi paruppu sadham / Arisi paruppu sadam / Arisium paruppu sadham
Arisium paruppu sadham

Adding 1 tsp of Ghee or Coconut oil in the last adds more flavour to the recipe.
If shallots are not available,replace it with onions.
Adjust red chillies to your taste.
Green chillies are not used in authentic arisi paruppu sadam.


  1. loved the recipe and btw nice stepwise clicks too

  2. Yummy recipe nithya...This rice brings special childhood memories :)

  3. Aha, looks authentic and delectable! A comfort food and a staple at home.
    I more or less make a similar variety of dal rice, I have never added fennel seeds though, I will try this.
    Nice explanation and step by step procedure clicks.

  4. Very good narration of the steps. Keep it up !

  5. I used to have this in my college(Kongu) hostel mess on saturdays. I love this food and searching for the recipe. I dunno its name is arisi paruppu sadam... They serve with onion raitha and pickle

  6. Great recipe, tried today and came well

  7. My girl loved ur paruppu sadam..

  8. Hi, I tried this recipe and it came out very well.. my hubby loved it.. its too delicious.. thank u nithyaaa

  9. Ur stepwise pics are very helpful. I am no longer troubleing my mother by calling her. If you could provide few of our kongu nattu cousine for bachelor cooking it would useful. Thank u for the wonderful recepies.

    1. Thanks a lot.. Will surely update more kongu recipes..


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