Thursday, June 14, 2012

Moong dal Rice/Pachaipayaru Sadham

Kongu region of Tamilnadu is very famous for the one pot meal "Arisiyum-Paruppum Sadham"( Rice cooked with toor dal). Every house will have its own recipe, I've posted the recipe long back in my Tamil blog. Today's post is the same with minor variations. Instead of toor dal I have used whole moong bean. You can cook this in breeze and enjoy it with a dollop of coconut oil or ghee and pickle. It tastes very good with curd as well.

Rice - 3/4 cup
Moong dal / Pachai payaru - 1/4cup
Green chilly -1
Red chilly -2
Garlic - 3 cloves
Tomato -2
Coconut(cut into small pieces) -11/2 tablespoons
Turmeric powder -1/8teaspoon
MDH Madras Curry powder - 1tablespoon [Replace it with sambar powder or any other curry powder of your choice]
Few curry leaves and cilantro
Mustard seeds -1/2teaspoon
Cumin seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
Sugar -1/2teaspoon

Wash and soak the rice & moong dal for at least 20 minutes.
Chop the onion, green chilly, tomato into small pieces.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker, make the tempering with mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
Add the onion-g.chilly-red chillies-curry leaves and fry till the onions become transparent.
Add the tomato and cook till it becomes soft.

Strain the water from the soaked rice-dal, Add it along with the coconut pieces, sugar and enough salt.
Add the MDH Madras curry powder, and 2.25 cups of water (adjust according to your rice, no need to add extra water for dal).

Finally add the cilantro n close the pressure cooker. Cook it for 3 whistles. Open the cooker once it's cooled down completely and mix the rice gently.

Quick n delicious, protein packed meal is ready to serve.

Serve it with a dollop of ghee/ coconut oil. The usual combination with this rice is brinjal-potato stir fry. But any pickle, papad or chips will be enough for the side. :)

Sending this recipe to Bachelor's Feast event happening at Jaleelaa akkaa's Samaiyal attakaasam


  1. Delicious and healthy one pot you said I like to have it with potato fry....yummy.

  2. easy and very healthy dish..simply superb :)

  3. Simple n so healthy meal..thanks for sharing

  4. Healthy yummy rice preparation...

  5. wow.. too good and delicious..

  6. Wat a healthy and wholesome meal

  7. Excellent n flavorful rice, nice color...

  8. it looks so tasty!!! perfect with potato fry...

  9. Nalini, Packya, Avika,Reshmi, PT, Vimitha, Priya, Gayathri, Rekha, Kanan, Thank you very much for your comments friends!

  10. I have never moderated comments on my blog in these 3 years, but it looks like I have to change the settings to avoid unnecessary comments on my recipes by anonymous people.

    So please bear with me and give your support dear friends! Thanks for the understanding!

  11. Oh, Mahi. Please, don't let anyone's comments spoil your day. I have also received many anonymous comments by people trying to advertise their sites or by their servies and what not.

    Anyway, I hope you enjoy your Friday (I only now realized it's Friday today after you had mentioned it). :)

    Take care!

  12. very delicious n healthy meal of rice n moong beans !!!!

  13. Simple & comfort food,A quick fix..I call this khichadi:-)

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  14. Hi Mahi ,

    Pachapayaru sadam looks spicy and YummY:)Nice presentation...
    Thank you for your regular visit to my blog and your support Mahi.
    Keep it up:-)

  15. ம்... படம் காட்டிக் காட்டியே ஆசையை வரவைக்கிறீங்கள்.

  16. healthy pacha payiRu saatham

    Thanks for linking mahi


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