Paruppu Sadam / Dal rice

Paruppu Sadam:

A wonderful meal for your lunch box, only a few minutes of effort to prepare this delicious and energetic meal. Paruppu sadam is itself a complete meal, matches with any vegetable stir fry, potato spicy fry or with simple papad and chips. Greatly agreeable during the shortage of vegetables.

Paruppu Sadam
                                                                                             Paruppu Sadam

Ingredients to prepare: Yield for three person

Rice 1 cup

Toor dal- 1/2 cup

Sambar powder-1 tsp

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Chili flakes-1/4 tsp

Salt-1/2 tsp

Tomato-1 chopped

Shallots peeled and chopped-7 nos

Capsicum -1 small cut into cubes

Curry leaves-1 twig

Ghee-1 tsp

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

For Seasoning:

Oil- 2 tsp

Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp

Assafoetida-1/4 tsp

Method to prepare:

Rinse rice and dal, add 2 1/2 cups of water soak for 10 minutes, add turmeric powder and cook in a pressure cooker for 3 whistles.


Heat Pan with oil and season it with above mentioned “For seasoning” ingredients.

Add hing and curry leaves to it, add chopped shallots, and tomato saute for a while and add cube cut capsicum.

Now add Salt, Chilli flakes and sambar masala powder,sprinkle some water.


Finally add cooked rice and dal to it mix well in low flame.



Smear some ghee and switch it off.

Paruppu sadam is ready to serve or pack for lunch.

Paruppu Sadam
Paruppu Sadam

Note: Capsicum is added for flavor if you don’t like you can skip it.

Rice and dal can be soaked and added to the seasoned ingredients, can be cooked  for 3 whistles after seasoning. It is up to your preference.






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