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Jul 28, 2011

Arisi Paruppu Sadham N Kathirikkai Varuval

Arisi Paruppu sadham without mango

   Arisi Paruppu Sadham is one of the popular Tamil Nadu delicacies.This is so nutritious and easy recipe. Quick one pot meal which suits for a perfect lunch box menu..Kathirikkai/potato/Vazhakkai/ avarakkai varuval are the best combos..i made Kathirikkai/Brinjal varuval  with Arisi Paruppu Sadham. This time i tried this Arisi Paruppu Sadham with adding some cut raw mango pieces to it. Mango and dal combo was super and rice tasted so yummy .Today will see both recipes...

For Arisi Paruppu Sadham/Dal Rice
  1. Rice(sona masoori)   1 and 1/2 cup                                                              
  2. Dal   3/4 cup
  3. Onion   1 no.large(sliced)
  4. Tomato  1 no.medium(diced)
  5. Mango  1/2 (cut in to bite size pieces) optional
  6. Curry leaves   1-2 sprigs
  7. Dry red chilli   2 no.s(broken)
  8. Green chillies  4-5 (slitted)
  9. Sambar powder or Kuzhambu Milagai Thool   1 and 1/2 tsp
  10. Rasam Powder   1 tsp
  11. Turmeric powder   1/4 tsp
  12. Mustard  seeds   1/2 tsp
  13. Cumin seeds   1/2 tsp
  14. Fennel seeds   1/2 tsp
  15. Hing powder   1/4 tsp
  16. Salt    to taste
  17. Few finely chopped coriander leaves
  18. Oil/sesame oil/ghee   2-3 tbsp
  • Wash rice n dal ,soak it together for at least 30-40 minutes.
  • Heat oil/ghee in a pressure cooker, add mustard seeds, jeera, fennel seeds and wait till it splutter.

  • Then add hing powder, dry red chillies, green chillies n curry leaves fry them lightly and followed by sliced onions.
  • Saute the onions for 1 minute and then add mango pieces(optional) n tomato and saute till tomato gets soft but not mushy.

  • Then add enough water and salt to cook rice n dal and add sambar powder, rasam powder 
  • When it starts boiling add soaked n drained rice and tuvar dal stir well and add some finely chopped coriander leaves.
  • Close the cooker n cook till 1-2 whistles. wait till pressure cool down.
  • Then open the cooker n give a gentle mix .
  • Thats all yummy n nutritious Arisi Paruppu Sadham is ready .Serve with any desired fry or simple pickle.

Kathirikkai Varuval

       Kathirikkai varuval is also simple recipe but very tasty n flavorful.since i used freshly ground spices for this fry.
Ingredients For Kathirikkai Varuval
  1. Brinjal/Kathirikkai     small purple brinjal 7-8 no.s
  2. Onion   1 medium(thinly sliced)
  3. Mustard seeds   1/2 tsp
  4. chana dal  1 tsp
  5. Urad dal   2 tsp
  6. Curry leaves   few
  7. Turmeric powder   a pinch
  8. Salt   to taste
  9. Oil   1 tbsp
To Roast n Grind
  1. Oil  1/2 tsp
  2. Chana dal   1 tbsp
  3. Dry red chillies   3-4 no.s
  4. Dry coconut powder   1 tbsp
  5. Coriander seeds    2 tsp
  6. Hing   1/4 tsp
  7. Sesame seeds   1/4 tsp
Roast all the ingredients under the heading"to roast n grind" to light golden color and allow to cool completely ..then grind to little coarse powder n keep aside.

Wash n cut brinjals in length wise or to desired shape n size and  rest it in water until start cooking.
Heat oil in a pan,add mustard seeds allow to pop n then add chana n urad dal fry till golden brown.
Then add curry leaves n onions n saute till onion turn pink.

After that add cut brinjal n turmeric powder,fry the brinjal nicely in medium heat for 3-4 minutes.
And now add the roasted ground powder n mix well,add enough salt and stir everything well.
Cook covered for 1 minute.and then keep stir frying the brinjals in medium heat till it turn dry n crisp.
Thats it Kathirikkai Varuval/Brinjal Fry is ready.Serve as an accompaniment of your choice.
I served this with Dal Rice/Arisi Paruppu Sadham



  1. Tempting combo..Both looks absolutely tempting..
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  2. Tempting combo..Both looks absolutely tempting..
    Thanks for sharing to my event dear..
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  3. Thank you saras for your quick response n so glad that u liked it very much :)

  4. Hope u r doing good. This recipe is out of the ordinary for me.. Goes well with Brinjal..

  5. wow awesome combo....all time fav...

  6. Very delicious and vibrant combo.
    Excellent recipe.

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  7. paruppu sadam and brinjal fry my fav it

  8. sangee tht's a platter I would love to lay my hands on - very good - the varuval has me drooling gal

  9. Both rice n curry looks perfect combo i love this dhal rice i make this often but without mangoes..

  10. This is a famous kongu cuisine and luv it. U have a nice space here

  11. welcome back sangee.:-) arisimparupu partha udaney sapdanum nu asai for dinner going to make this.lovely dish.

  12. Mmm..lovely combo...Kathrika varuval looks mouthwatering

  13. OMG this looks super delicoius ...
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  14. Nutritious, easy & tasty!!!
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  15. very tempting the combo!!

  16. This sadam is my favorite without mango. Perfect combination.


  17. Looks yummy, adding mango is new to me. Love the combo.

  18. This combo looks amazing..

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  19. wow, the combo and the whole platter looks super tempting :)

  20. Adding mango is a real twist' love the spread.

  21. Arisi paruppu sadham and kathirikai is my fav combo!!

  22. I am more interested in the kathirikkai than the saadham. LOvely combo.
    Thanks for sharing.

  23. Arisi Paruppu Saadam and Kathrikkai Varuval, perfect combo, love it..

  24. Very very delicious combo and parrupu sadam looks super delicious and making me hungry right now :)

  25. Pls tell me the water level

    1. Rice and Dal measure = 2 and 1/4 cup. I like Arisi Paruppu Sadham to be soft and slightly mushy so i use 5.5 cups of water and i use pressure pan for 1 whistle.


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