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Thur Dal Rice (thuvaram Paruppu Sadham)

Thur Dal Rice (thuvaram Paruppu Sadham)
Thur Dal Rice (thuvaram Paruppu Sadham)
  • Prep time
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  • Serves4 Person(s)
  • CategoryVeg
  • Cuisine TypeIndian
  • Good for Lunch
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About this recipe

An age old traditional recipe of Tirunelveli. I can say authentically that this is a complete balanced main course  with all essential nutrients. It finds place in the menu atleast once in a month especially on Sundays. It gives an exotic taste when you relish with Avial and crisps....

Ingredients for Thur Dal Rice (thuvaram Paruppu Sadham)

  • Rice 1 cup and Thurdal 1/3 cup
  • Coconut grated 3 tb spoons
  • Cumin seeds 1tea spoon
  • Red chillies 4
  • Shallots6 and Garlic heads 6
  • Tamarind juice 1 cup
  • Drumstick leaves 1 cup
  • Water 3 1/2 cups
  • Ghee 2 tea spoons
  • Mustard seeds and chana dal for seasoning

How to cook Thur Dal Rice (thuvaram Paruppu Sadham)

  1. Grind the coconut, chillies, shallots, garlic and cumin seeds dry to coarse mixture and keep aside.
    Thur Dal Rice (thuvaram Paruppu Sadham)
  2. Soak Thurdal for 30 minutes in water. Add washed rice to it. Add all other ingredients mentioned above to it except ghee and seasoning items.
    Thur Dal Rice (thuvaram Paruppu Sadham)
  3. Add the coconut mixture too. Add required salt  and a pinch of turmeric powder. Pressure cook up 4 whistles. (Can also be cooked in Rice cooker with one cup extra water) Once the steam is released saute it with the seasoning items in ghee.
  4. Serve hot with Mixed vegetables in coconut gravy and any crisps
  5. Note: This traditional recipe gives: Carbohydrates from rice, protein from dal, iron and calcium from drumstick leaves, required fat from coconut, spices from garlic and shallots and the side dish provides the nutrients from all vegetables!!!
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