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    Paruppu Sadam / Dal Rice / Lentil Rice

    First of all Happy mother's day friends. I love my Mom and I hope you too!! She loved me even before I was born, she taught me all things and happy for who I am. All credits belong to her!! 


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    So on this special day I wanted to share a delicious and simple traditional recipe that my Mom taught me. Its a very healthy Lentil rice recipe that she prepared very often for me when I was a kid. Its is so tasty and is has a good content of Carbohydrates and Protein. This recipe needs no side dish and can be had plain. Lets see the preparation method.

    (Serves 4 people)

    1. Rice - 1 cup 
    2. Toor dal / Split pigeon peas - 3/4 cup 
    3. Drumstick leaves - A handful 
    4. Peppercorns - 1 spoon 
    5. Cumin seeds - 1 spoon 
    6. Mustard seeds - 1/2 spoon
    7. Turmeric powder - 1/4 spoon 
    8. Cashew nuts - Few 
    9. Salt - As per taste 
    10. Ghee - 2 spoons 


    • Wash rice and drumstick leaves and set aside.
    • In a pressure cooker add rice and lentil and 4 cups of water. Do not place on flame now.
    • Add salt, turmeric powder, drumstick leaves and stir well. 
    • In another pan heat ghee, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, peppercorns and cashews ans saute until the cashews turns brown and add it into the rice mixture.
    • Close the cooker with the lid and pressure cook for 10 minutes.
    • After ten minutes remove from flame and open the cooker only after the steam releases fully may be approximately after 10 minutes.
    • Serve!!
    TIP 1: Instead of 3/4 cup of dal you can add 1/2 cup.

    TIP 2: You can also add vegetables like Carrot, peas, beans and potatoes and prepare this recipe. This is just a simple version.  

    Yummy and healthy Lentil rice recipe is ready!! This is my Mom's recipe that I love so much!!


    1. It's so nice that you prepared dish for your mom.Happy mother's day to you.....rice is looking yummy.

    2. Hi thangai,
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    3. Nice color of sadam,looks delicious!!

    4. This is my favourite and comfort food anyday !

    5. My childhood favourite....

    6. Nice and super healthy one !! lovely post !!

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    7. Healthy and delicious..

    8. Wat a comforting food,my favourite anytime.

    9. Looks Nice, Happy Mothers Day!

      Yum! Yum! Yum!

    10. Love this anytime
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    11. this looks so delicious. nice recipe

    12. During my stay in Scotland I've made an astonishing friend who was a Pakistani chef, he cooked am amazing Naan bread for us, the difference was that this Naan bread was covered with a sweet red crust, he never wished to divulge his recipe and I was wondering maybe you have an idea about what it might be. Kisses.

    13. Zari, Thank you.. Happy mother's day :)

      Petro, Thank you for posting :)

      Julie, Thank you :)

      Shobha, That's really a comfort food and delicious too :)

      Akila, My childhood favorite too..

      Sravs, Thank you so much :)

      Hema, Thank you!! :)

      Divya, Thank you :)

      Tina, yeah sure its healthy and delicious, thank you...

      Priya, my favorite too..

      Mythreyi, Happy Mothers Day :)

      Reshmi, Thank you so much will visit..:)

      Spice up, Thank you :)

    14. Hi Unikorna., :) Sweet crust on top of Naan?? Am not sure Unikorna, I'll try to figure out and let you know!! Sorry :( am not familiar with Pakistani food!!

    15. Nice comfort food!.. I can have this any time!:)


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