Brown rice kadhamba sadham

Written by: 7aumsuvai
Kadhamba sadham is prepared with red gram / thuvaram paruppu and country vegetables like brinjal, drumstick, raw banana, avaraikai, pumpkin etc. I used brown rice instead of regular white rice, it was tasting really good compared to white rice. Best healthy lunch box item for both adults and kids.
Brown rice kadhamba sadham
      • 1 cup – Brown rice ( i used uncle bean brand)
      • 1/4 cup – Red gram / Toor dhal / Thuvaram paruppu
      • 1 cup – Mixed vegetables ( pumpkin, potato, avaraikai, raw banana, carrot, beans)
      • 1 no – Onion (chopped)
      • 1 no – Tomato (chopped finely)
      • 2 or 3 nos – Garlic (chopped)
      • 3 or 4 nos – Green chillies (slit open)
      • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
      • 1/4 cup – Tamarind water (Soak 1 gooseberry sized tamarind in 1/4 cup water, squeeze out the pulp)
      • 3 cups – Water
      • 2 tbsp – Coriander leaves chopped
      • 1 tbsp – Ghee
      • Salt to taste
For grinding:
      • 1 tbsp – Oil
      • 1/4 tsp – Mustard seeds
      • 1/4 tsp – Split black gram / Ulunthu
      • 2 pinches – Asafoetida / Perungayam
      • Few fresh curry leaves
Brown rice kadhamba sadham process
Preparation method:
  1. Wash and soak brown rice, red gram in enough water for 1 to 2 hour. Set it aside.
  2. Grind items given in the list for grinding and set it aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Add tomato, saute until mushy. Add all vegetables one by one and saute for 2 mins.Then add turmeric powder, ground coconut paste along with required salt and saute until raw smell goes.
  5. Now add rice and red gram, saute for few seconds. Then add required water, tamarind water, coriander leaves and salt. Close with lid and pressure cook for up to 3 or 4 whistles or until well cooked. Kadhamba sadham is ready, serve with ghee on top along with raita, pickle and appalam.
Brown rice kadhamba sadham
  • I used uncle bean brand brown rice and the ratio for this brand rice is 1 : 2 (rice and water). You can increase or decrease the quantity of water as per the brown rice you are using.
  • You can freshly prepare arachuvitta sambar powder by roasting and grinding,
    • 2 nos – Dry red chillies (as per taste)
    • 1 tbsp – Coriander seeds (malli/dhania)
    • 1 tsp – Split black gram (ulunthu/urad dhal)
    • 1/2 tsp – Bengal gram (kadalai paruppu/channa dal)
  • You have to soak rice and red gram for 2 hours to cook rice and dhal evenly. 
Brown rice kadhamba sadham


  1. Healthy rice.wwe often make this in home when more veggies are in pantry in weekend

  2. This looks great. A healthy version with brown rice and veggies

  3. Your rice dishes collection is great

  4. looks so warm...for the winter here i love to close kitchen with this one pot meal...

  5. delicious n healthy kadhamba sadam, perfect lunch box spl too :-)

  6. healthy one pot meal.. perfect for brunch too

  7. Lovely one pot meal.
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