Kadamba sadham

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Kadamba sadham is prepared with red gram / thuvaram paruppu and country vegetables like brinjal, drumstick, raw banana, avaraikai, pumpkin etc. Best healthy lunch box item for both adults and kids.

Kadamba sadham


      • 1 cup – Raw rice
      • 1/2 cup – Red gram / Thuvaram paruppu / Toor dhal
      • 1 no – Onion (chopped)
      • 1 no – Tomato (chopped finely)
      • 2 or 3 nos – Garlic (chopped)
      • 3 or 4 nos – Green chillies
      • 1 cup – Vegetables like brinjal, pumpkin, potato, avaraikai, raw banana
      • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
      • 1 tbsp – Arachuvitta sambar powder
      • 1 no – Tamarind (blueberry size)
      • Salt as needed
      • 3 1/2 cup – Water


      • 1 tbsp – Oil
      • 1/4 tsp – Mustard seeds
      • 1/4 tsp – Split black gram / Ulunthu
      • 2 pinches – Asafoetida / Perungayam
      • Few curry leaves and coriander leaves

Kadamba sadham process

Kadamba sadham

Preparation method:

  1. Wash and soak rice and red gram in a same bowl for upto 2 hrs. Soak tamarind in warm water and squeeze out the pulp.
  2. Heat oil 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.
  3. Add tomato and coriander leaves, saute until mushy. Then add turmeric powder, arachuvitta sambar powder along with required salt and saute until raw smell goes.
  4. Add all vegetables one by one and saute for 2 mins. Now add rice and red gram, saute for few seconds. Then add required water and check for salt. Close with lid and pressure cook for upto 2 or 3 whistles or until well cooked. Allow them to cool.
  5. Finally add tamarind juice and cook for another 5 mins in medium flame. Now kadamba sadham is ready and serve hot with raita and pickle or even with vadagam.

Kadamba sadham


  • You have to soak rice and red gram for 2 hours because we want our rice and dhal to be cooked evenly.
  • You can also add tamarind juice along with water and pressure cook it instead of cooking it separately. 

Kadamba sadham


  1. Love it... Kids delight tooo...

  2. so simple all in one (one pot) rice

  3. Love this saadham with simple vadagam

  4. Love this kadamba sadham very much, drooling here.

  5. Comforting and nutritious one pot meals..Drooling here..


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