Sunday 13 May 2012

Paruppu Sadam | Dal Rice | Lentil Rice | Toor Dal Rice | Arisi Paruppu Sadam

Its Mother's day today and on this special day I want to share with you one of my favorites; 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 so tasty and a mild flavor that the ghee provides makes it so seductive; also it has a good content of Carbohydrates and Protein. Cumins and peppercorns add so much flavor to the recipe and will make you love it. This recipe needs no side dish and can be had plain; still you can serve it with some spicy side-dish or some simple papads will do. 

Happy mother's day friends. I love my Mom and I hope you too!! She loved me even before I was born, has taught me all things, has been by my side during my ups and downs and is always happy for who I am. I am grateful to God for giving me such a super-MoM. 



(Serves 4 people)
  1. Rice - 1 cup 
  2. Toor dal / Split pigeon peas - 3/4 cup 
  3. Peppercorns - 1 spoon 
  4. Cumin seeds - 1 spoon 
  5. Mustard seeds - 1/2 spoon
  6. Turmeric powder - 1/4 spoon 
  7. Cashew nuts - Few 
  8. Salt - As per taste 
  9. Ghee - 2 spoons 


  • Wash rice and lentils 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, 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!! 


  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,
    I posted your card on FB. Very cute :)


  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. Wat a comforting food,my favourite anytime.

  8. Looks Nice, Happy Mothers Day!

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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 :)

  13. 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!!

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


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