Arisi paruppu sadham

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Arisi paruppu sadham is a simple and delicious rice with less ingredients that can be prepared in no time. I learned this recipe from my friend who is from Coimbatore and it seems a popular kongunadu dish. I loved it very much when I prepared for the very first time and it became one of my favorites now. Its easy to prepare and everyone in the family will like for sure.

Arisi paruppu sadham


      • 1 cup – Raw rice
      • 1/2 cup – Red gram / Toor dhal / Thuvaram paruppu
      • 1 no – Onion (chopped lengthwise)
      • 1 no – Tomato (chopped finely)
      • 5 nos – Garlic
      • 3 or 4 nos – Green chilli
      • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
      • 1 handful – Coriander leaves
      • Salt as needed
      • 3 1/2 cup – Water (increase or decrease according to desired consistency)


      • 1 tbsp – Oil and ghee
      • 1/4 tsp – Mustard seeds
      • 1/4 tsp – Split black gram/Ulunthu
      • 1/4 tsp – Cumin seeds
      • 1 pinch – Fenugreek seeds/Venthayam
      • 1 pinch – Asafoetida
      • 4 or 5 nos – Curry leaves

Arisi paruppu sadham process

Preparation method:

  • Wash and soak rice and red gram/toor dhal for at least 30 mins. Set aside.
  • Heat oil and ghee in a pressure cooker, season with items given for seasoning. Add garlic and green chillies, saute for few seconds. Then add onion and saute until slightly golden brown.
  • Add tomato and coriander leaves, saute until mushy. Then add turmeric powder along with required salt and saute until raw smell goes.
  • Now add rice and red gram, saute for  few seconds. Then add required water (1:2 ratio) and check for salt. Close with lid and pressure cook for upto 4 or 5 whistles or until well cooked.
  • Arisi paruppu sadham is ready. Serve hot with pickle and papad.

Arisi paruppu sadham


  • I always like my arisi paruppu sadham to be firm and separated but not mushy. If you want it to be mushy then increase water ratio to 1:2 1/2.

Arisi paruppu sadham


  1. So yummy Paruppu sadham is my favourite

  2. Wat an authentic dish of Kongunadu, love this healthy and satisfying food.

  3. simple and delicious...

  4. Shanthi this is my fav and go to recipe when i am in a hurry and not sure what to do. Well it happens almost everyweek :D love it and i also prepare this dish in the similar way. Loved your clicks, too good dear

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  5. this rice can make tomato rice boiled on cooker right...but dhall rice is really new thanks many to share this new dish :)


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