Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Pottukkadalai Sadham

Pottukadalai  is mainly used for chutneys in South India. I don't know the exact Hindhi/English name for this..It might be called as bhuna chana dal/ Daliya /Roasted channa dhal. Hence I am attaching the photo!

Friends from other regions of India, Please let me know what is the name you guys call this :) 

Cooked Rice - 2 cups
Pottu kadalai - 1/4cup
Red chilly -1
Green chilly -2
Few curry leaves
Mustard seeds -1/2teaspoon
Channa dhal - 1teaspoon
Urad dhal - 1 teaspoon


Slice the onions, green chillies and break the red chilly.
Make a coarse powder of pottukadalai.
Heat oil in a kadai, add the mustard seeds, allow them to pop.
Now add in the channa & urad dhals and fry till they turn golden in colour.
Now add in the curry leaves, red chilly, onion and green chilly with enough salt.
Sauté till the onions become transparent, then add the pottu kadalai powder. Give it a quick mix and add the rice.
Reduce the heat to low and cook for a few minutes, till everything get mixed up nicely.

Quick and tasty lunch box item is ready..Tastes great with any side dish of vegetables or chips.

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


  1. looks super delicious and perfect as a lunch box meal

  2. lip smacking...wonderful clicks

  3. Interesting...will try it sometime :)

  4. sounds interesting and new to me dear...
    will soon give a try :)

  5. never tried this rice. will try soon

  6. perfect for lunch box.. new to me..

  7. wow...easy and quick rice...Never used it directly...Will try and let u know...

  8. My mom makes similar to this. love it very much.. Unga tamil blogum super..athula vera post , ithula vera postaa , kalakureenga :)

  9. //Unga tamil blogum super..athula vera post , ithula vera postaa , kalakureenga :) // Chitra, yes! I have reduced posting recipes in tamil and increased them here! :) அங்க மொக்க போடவே டைம் சரியா இருக்குதுங்க! ஹிஹி! ;)

    Thank you very much for the comments friends.They mean a lot to me!


  10. Never Tried with pottukalai. Nice Idea.
    Thanks for linking mahi

  11. Hey...It is completely new to me. but bookmarking it. It will be helpful when I ran of time in the morning. Love it.

  12. New and yummy recipe...lovely clicks :)


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