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Arusiyum Paruppu Sadam / Parrupu Sadam / Dhal Rice~ Coimbatore Special

After marriage I had to learn a few recipes and this was the first of them all, since my husband is from Coimbatore and this was his favorite dish, I searched online to find the recipe. But as days went by I adapted it into my own recipe. Now this has become a staple dish at home, I make this almost every week or in a day when I am not sure what to cook, did you hear me right? Yea its a simple recipe and can be done when you are feeling really lazy.

Some people add vegies to this - carrot, beans or even potato, but we like it to be simple with just dhal. It can be paired with applam/ papads, curd and pickle as simple as that. 

Prep time ~ 20 mins
Serves ~ 2


Rice - 1 cup
water - 2 1/2 cup 
Thoor Dhal/ Thovar Dhal - 1/4 - 1/2 cup
Tomato - 1 medium (finely chopped)
Onion - 1 medium (finely chopped)
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 6-7
Sambar powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Jeera whole - 1/4 tsp
Hing - pinch
Salt - to taste
Oil/ ghee - 3 tsp
Corriander - to garnish


  • Soak dhal and rice for 30 mins - 1 hour
  • In a pressure cooker, add oil, add mustard seeds and let it pop, jeera, hing, curry leaves and onions, cook for 30 sec, add ginger-garlic paste and tomato let it cook
  • add masalas and combine well, add the soaked rice and salt, add enough water to cook, at this stage taste the water to check for salt 
  • close the lid and let it cook for 10mins/ 3 -4 whistles
  • garnish with corriander and serve hot


  1. This my favourite rice..:)) Yummy yum..

  2. My lovely friend,

    Though i dont prefer to cook, your blog has started changing me. Believe me , you have got couple of fans from my office too ..I just love the way you present and detail your cooking in the blog. You are becoming an inspiration from me to you for that..

    1. Thank u Archu :) I am just so happy to see your comment... its a great news to know you are starting to love cooking and me being the reason makes me so elated :D love u always

  3. Hello Mam,
    I used to have this in my school days. When I saw your recipe, i was so excited and tried it. It came out excellent and it was authentic. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  4. Thanks a million for your wonderful recipes and they are so detailed that even beginners like me could cook dishes to nice taste ..


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