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Arisi Paruppu Sadam

Quick and healthy one pot meal.
4.67 from 3 votes
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Course: Entree
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Author: vidya Srinivasan


  • 3/4 cup Rice
  • 1/3 cup Toor Dal
  • 2 cup + 1/2 cup Water
  • 15 small onion chopped
  • 1 Tomato finely chopped
  • 3 Garlic finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon sambar powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon Pepper powder
  • Pinch of Fenugreek powder
  • 2 teaspoon Butter/Ghee + to serve

To temper:

  • 1 + 1/2 tablespoon Sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 red chilli
  • Curry leaves few


how to make Arisi paruppu Sadam in Instant pot with step by step pictures:

  • Wash and soak dal and rice for 1 hour in hot water and drain the water
  • Turn on IP in saute mode and add oil, wait till the IP notification turns hot
  • Once you see hot add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chilli, and curry leaves; let the mustard seeds splutter
  • Add chopped small onions and give a good mix
  • Furthermore, add chopped garlic and cook for around 3 minutes till onions turn translucent
  • Add tomato and cook till for a minute
  • Furthermore add turmeric powder and sambar powder; give a quick mix and cook for 30 seconds
  • Add soaked rice- dal, give a quick mix
  • Press cancel and Turn off IP
  • Mix well and make sure nothing is stick to the pan
  • Add water and mix again
  • Finally add a pinch of fenugreek powder and pepper powder
  • Close the IP and keep sealing position
  • Turn on rice mode and let the pressure release naturally
  • Finally, add required salt and ghee; mix well
  • Close the IP and keep it said for at least 15 minutes for the salt to incorporate well

How to make Arisi paruppu Sadam in a pressure cooker with step by step pictures

  • Follow all the procedures as it till adding water
  • After adding water bring it to boil
  • Once the water starts boiling, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles, let the pressure releases naturally
  • Add ghee and salt, close the cooker and let it sit for 15 minutes


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  1. Cinnamon, star anise, bay leaf, fennel seeds and other whole garam masala spice can be added for additional flavor
  2. I have used sona masoori rice. Instead, you can use raw rice, ponni rice, etc.
  3. Always soak rice and dal then cook arisi paruppu sadham
  4. No-onion no-garlic version of arisi paruppu sadam can also be prepared
  5. Vegetables like carrot, peas, beans, beetroot etc. can be added
  6. For the pressure cooker version follow all the procedures but after adding water bring the water to boil then pressure cook for 3 whistles
  7. I prefer adding the salt after pressure releases as it helps for proper cooling of dal
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