The 'Bath' of Kongu Path - Arisimparuppu Saadham

Arisimparuppu Saadham which is also referred as the 'Bath' originated from the Kongu part. This is a very special dish and a Nostalgic One. This dish is a combination of Rice and Toor dhal. This dish has been very special, popular and one of the signature dishes of Kongunadu region, today's Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Erode, Namakkal. This dish is rich of Nutrients and a staple dish consumed by the Native people!

Ingredients for Arisimparuppu Saadham

(Serves 4)

200 gm ponni rice

200 gm toor dal

Small onions peeled 100 gm

Red chillies 6

Tomato 50 gm

Sesame oil 100 gm

Mustard 1/2 tsp

Jeera 1/4 tsp

Sambar powder 10 gm

Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves

Salt to taste

Water 750 ml

Cooking method:

Soak rice and dal together in water for half an hour. In a pressure cooker, add oil and season with mustard, jeera, curry leaves, and red chillies.

Sauté small onions and garlic until transparent, add tomato and salt and then soaked rice and dal.

Fry for a minute, then pour in water, add sambar powder, turmeric powder and bring it to a boil. Cover and pressure cook for two whistles

And then, The Recipe is ready to have which hardly takes 15 mins to make!

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