This is very quick to fix up for lunch but a very tasty variety rice. This is kongunadu special and my best friend Sowmya used to bring it during our college days and I used to happily finish up half of her lunch during interval itself lending herself my tiffin box for lunch :) I called her up last week to get the recipe and here it is for you....
1.Heat oil, ghee in a pressure cooker, add mustard seeds and jeera, allow it to crackle. Then add red chillies and curry leaves fry it for 2mins. Now add onions, garlic and saute till lightly browned.Add tomatoes and saute till raw smell leaves off and is slightly mushy.
2.Soak rice and dhal for 15mins and keep aside.Drain water from rice and dhal, add it to the tempered items and fry for 2mins.
3. Now add water,required salt and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles. After pressure is released mix well and serve hot.
I love paruppu sadam and this one obviously is my favourite too. Its easy to prepare and kids will like it too.
My Notes :
- Arisi Paruppu sadam should be slightly mushy but if you like your rice to be seperated then the measurement above will be correct. If you want it mushy then add 2 and 3/4 cups of water.
- I sometimes skip tomatoes. Dhal rice is flavourful inspite of the less ingredients.