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Pasi paruppu Sadam - Moong Dal Rice

Pasi paruppu Sadam

Yellow Moong Dal rice is an easy and quick one pot meal. It makes an excellent Lunch box recipe. I usually prepare Arisi paruppu Sadham and Green Moong Dal Rice. Last week, one of my visitor has requested for Pasi paruppu sadham. So here it goes. Please check below for step wise instructions and pictures for preparing pasi paruppu sadham.

Preparation Time:      5 mins
Cook Time :               20 mins
Ready in :                  25 mins
Yields:                        Serves 3 People

Pasi paruppu Sadam

Rice11/4 Cup
Yellow Moong Dal / Pasi Paruppu 3/4 Cup
Oil2 tsp
Mustard1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds1/2 tsp
Sombu  / Fennel Seeds1/2 tsp
Curry leaves4
Red Chillies3
shallots1/2 cup
Garlic4 Cloves
Tomatoes chopped1/4 Cup
Turmeric Powder1/4 tsp
Chilli Powder1 tsp
Coriander Powder1/2 tsp
Sambar Powder(Optional)1 tsp
Coriander Leaves3 Stalks

  • Wash rice and soak it for 30 mins or as per instructions given in rice bag. Wash yellow moong dal and keep it ready before cooking.

  • Heat oil in the cooker and add mustard, cumin seeds and Fennel seeds.

  • When they splutter add chopped shallots, chopped garlic, red chillies and curry leaves . Fry till onions turn light brown.

  • Add chopped tomatoes and fry for 2 mins. Don't make it too mushy. 

  • Add rice,dhal ,salt, Turmeric powder,chilli powder ,Coriander powder and coriander leaves. Add 3 cups of water and mix well.
  • Pressure cook and allow 3 whistles. 


Adding 1 tsp of Ghee or Coconut oil in the last adds more flavour to the recipe.
Don't make tomatoes mushy, it will spoil the whole recipe and the rice will  become very sticky. 
If shallots is not available,replace it with onions. 


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