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Thur Dal Rice (Thuvaram Paruppu Sadham)

5 from 1 vote

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....
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Served AsLunch
Servings 4


  • 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


  • Grind the coconut, chillies, shallots, garlic and cumin seeds dry to coarse mixture and keep aside.
    Thur Dal Rice (Thuvaram Paruppu Sadham) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • 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) - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • 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.
  • Serve hot with Mixed vegetables in coconut gravy and any crisps
  • 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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Subhashni Venkatesh
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