Arisi Parippu Saadam ( Toor Dal cooked with Rice)

There are many different recipes which has dal cooked with rice, like Pongal, Dal ki Khichdi etc. Well, this recipe is a bit different and this is a speciality of Coimbatore. I had it at my friend's place here in Cairo. She is from Coimbatore and when me and kids went there to spend a day (her little boy and my little boy are classmates),she made this tasty one pot meal and we hogged and hogged like anything!!! It is really tasty, easy to cook and I would recommend it for packing in lunchboxes - healthy and hassle free!!!

Raw rice: 1 cup
Toor Dal: 1 cup
Onion: 1 medium diced
Garlic: 6 cloves chopped
Tomato: 2 small chopped
Green Chilly: 5 chopped
Turmeric Powder: 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida: a pinch
Salt and Oil: as required
Water: 4 cups

Wash and soak the rice and Toor dal for atleast 20 minutes.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker and throw in the onions, garlic, green chilly and tomato.
Saute till tomato is mashed up and cooked properly.
Now add the turmeric powder, asafoetida,salt and the 4 cups water and let it come to a boil.
Now add the drained rice and dal, close the lid, keep the weight ane let it cook for 4 whistles.
Turn off the stove and open after 15 minutes.
Serve hot with pickles or with potato podimas.


  1. nice to hear that you and your kid enjoyed this quick and healthy meal. Have shared few awards with you, please accept these

  2. Slurp,mouthwatering here...fantastic

  3. Looks delicious.Yummy comfort food

  4. Wow!!! Healthy recipe..


  5. Healthy comforting rice preparation.

  6. Never tasted this before..Looks healthy and yummy..