March 9, 2007

VCC 339 - Arisiyum Paruppu Satham

Here is another traditional dish recipe kindly contributed by Vimala Moorthy to the group cookbook project 'You Can Cook' for 'Feed a Hungry Child' campaign.

In Vimala's own words, "This is one of the comfort foods from Kongu samayal. Simple and easy dish and it can be for lunch/dinner/breakfast."

Arisiyum Paruppu Satham Recipe

Rice - 2 cups
Toor dal - 1/2 cup
Onion - half of large onion or 10 pearl onions
G.chillies - 4
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Cumin - 1 tsp
Corainder - 1tsp
Garlic - 3 flakes
Ginger - half an inch
Curry leaves - few
Mustard - little
Salt and oil as required

Method: Wash and soak dal and rice in 5 cups of water.Grind cumin, coriander, 2 green chillies, garlic and ginger. In a pressure pan, pour little oil, add mustard seeds, then green chillies, chopped onions and curry leaves. Now add the ground mixture and saute it for few minutes.Then add turmeric and then dal and rice. Add salt. Check for the taste and then add coriander leaves.Close the pan and cook the rice for 3 whistles as you cook rice normally.

Serve hot with the pickle and curd.

[vkn]Whilst we wait for the pictures to come from Vimala during this weekend, over to taste-testers please.

VCC: VCC Q4-2006: FAHC: FAHC-campaign