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May 22, 2009

Arisi Sundal Recipe - Easy Dinner Recipes

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This is not the usual sundal we make with legumes/pulses.This is rice upma which my MIL call it arisi sundal. It can be made in a jiffy and its healthy too..Less oil is used.I usually make this for dinner.It tastes the best with coriander leaves thogayal or sambar :) As its a one pot recipe, it is ideal for bachelors and working women to make a quick dinner after coming back from office :) Do try it out and have a relaxed dinner !
Rice Sundal


1 cup - 200ml
  • Raw rice – 3/4 cup
  • Moong dal – 1/4 cup.(Equal ratio of rice & dal is also good)
  • Water – 2.25 cups
  • Salt  – as needed.
  • Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
To temper:
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilly – 1-2 nos
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Asafetida / hing – 1/4 tsp (half during tempering and half should be added raw in the water)
  • Ginger – 1 inch (finely chopped )
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Dry roast the rice till it puffs up slightly.
  • Dry roast the moong dal till it turns light golden brown with a nice aroma.Set aside.
  • Both the above process takes hardly 5 mins.
  • Then in the same hot kadai , add 1 tsp of oil and do the tempering part.
  • As i had mentioned earlier, half the quantity of asafetida should be added while tempering along with the dals.
  • After tempering , just add the water,salt , roasted rice & moong dal.
  • Now add the remaining hing and ginger pieces.
  • Add a tsp of oil and close the cooker with the lid. (adding oil in the water makes the rice separate, u all know this)
  • Cook for 1 whistle .Cool, open and add the grated coconut before serving!!
Serve with sambar/ coconut chutney!!!

Rice sundal with Sambhar

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  1. The rice looks great! I love to have with sambar..infact the picture of the rice with sambar is so tempting!

  2. Great dish Chitra...looks yummy :) My mom used to make a similar dish with toor dhal for lunch box during my school days.

  3. hi chitra,
    healthy mixed rice, love legumes and lentils in rice :) looks yummm!
    ur tried and tasted dish looks slurrrrrrrrrp.

  4. This is quite a new sundal for me. Looks so healthy and delicious.

  5. yummy rice and delicious kurma chithra..

  6. Chitra the pics are tempting me so much!!! I havent tried making rice like this... Coconut and dhal mmm so healthy and mouthwatering combo!!!

  7. ics look so appetizing! Nice combo!!

  8. Delicious platter, very inviting CHitra!

  9. Looks great and must be tasty too! New recipe here...

  10. i like this very we get from kovil is my all time favorite....This looks yummy dear..color and the way you presented it..just perfect..:)

  11. This is new to me ... looks good. :-)

  12. I love this when amma makes,I dont make it often as morning only I make :) Korma looks great!

  13. hey..this is my first visit here n i found this healthy mad an upma this way.

  14. Thank u all dearies for ur sweet comments:)

  15. hi chitra, its a lovely dish, very healthy too.., both of them look so tempting.... :), it's a new kind of sundal for me

  16. I love rice dishes and this looks so delicious! I just realized that I often see grated coconut in your recipes. Do you grate fresh coconut and if so, how do you store it and for how long?

  17. mmm. rice looks so delicious Chitra. Nice curry too :)

  18. looks nice and new.. we make rice uppuma in difrnt way.

  19. rice sundal looks delicious..would go perfect with sambhar :)

  20. Thank u all..:)

    @TN, I dont grate coconut always..For chutneys and other recipes, i just cut the coconut into pieces and blend it..But for this upma,grated coconut would taste better!!:)

  21. First time in your place too and you have a lovely collection of homely recipes :)...glad to see a blogger in India!!!!

  22. Recipe sounds almost like pongal.good one!

  23. first time here .... have nice recipes here ..... looks delicious ... thanks for visiting my blog ...

  24. rice looks easy and tempting...combination with sambar sounds delicious

  25. Indeed simple and delicious too!

  26. It's new to me! Name's interesting too!

  27. Looks very nice...easy and quick!

  28. Both the dishes look lovely ... New to your blog .... you have a lovely blog with yummy recipes... will visit it often :)

  29. That name is so catchy.And true that its sucha simple stuff to cook.

  30. Thanku all and thanks padma:)

  31. Different name for rice upma? Looks good!

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