Pappu Annam, Paruppu Saadham. Rice Kitchedi. Arisiyum Paruppum Saadham???
Yes…much similar to ‘Masala Pongal’ dish with slight variation! Its a comfort food, well balanced, nutritional and easy to fix recipe!
As we say it as ‘Paruppu Saadham’(at Chennai)…people from South(Coimbatore belt)call this as ‘Arisiyum Paruppum Saadham’!! Hmmmm pretty weird??? I tease them a big time….why to mention ‘arisi’(rice) if it is already a saadham(cooked rice)there! Anyways, it was fun to be ‘fault finding’ in linguistic stuff. Different regional people of the same language, perfect certain words and also mispronounce few words…maybe the influence of outside settlements or local twist, whatever!!! This is Paruppu Saadham to me!:)
Cinnamon Stick 1
Cumin 1 spoon
Green chili 3 slitted
Garlic 6 cloves sliced
Onion 1 large sliced
Tomato 1 optional chunked
Rice 1 cup
Thoor dal 1/4 cup
Butter 2 cubes
Cilantro leaves few.
Soak rice and lentils few hours ahead.
Melt butter, throw in, the spices.
Then add chilies, garlic and onion. Fry for 2 minutes.
Add tomatoes, salt, rice and lentils. Measure water and add to this. Either slow cook or pressure cook.
Once they are done, remove from heat and garnish with cilantro leaves.