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Pollachi Style Arisi Paruppu Sadam Recipe

Pollachi Style Arisi Paruppu Sadam Recipe

  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x



For the Masala

  • 2 red chillies
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper corns
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick

Other Ingredients

  • 1 cup parboiled rice (puzhungal arisi)
  • 1/4 cup toor dal
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 onions, finely chopped


  1. Wash and soak the rice and dal in water before starting to cook. Let it soak for atleast 20-30 minutes.
  2. Grind all the ingredients listed under masala paste with 1/4 cup of water to a very fine smooth paste. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add in the mustard seeds, curry leaves and dried red chillies. Let the mustard seeds splutter. Add in the chopped onions. Saute till the onions are soft and starting to brown.
  4. Add in the ground masala paste, salt and turmeric to the pan. Saute for a couple of minutes.
  5. Add in the water and bring it to a boil. Strain the rice and dal and add it to the pan.
  6. Cook the rice in a pressure pan for 3 whistles on medium flame. Remove from heat. Wait for the pressure from the cooker to release naturally.
  7. Serve hot with ghee.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu