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Black urid dal rice-Ulundam paruppu sadham

Black urid dal rice/Ulundam paruppu choru is another popular lunch food in Tirunelveli. It is also our favourite weekend lunch. Black urid dals are a good source of many nutrients. It is packed with proteins, fiber and folic acid. With so much nutrients packed in this dal, adding this dal in your regular diet can improve your health.

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This black urid dal rice includes all healthy ingredients like black urid dal, fresh grated coconuts, garlic cloves and gingely oil. We serve this rice with healthy side dishes like aviyal and black sesame seeds thuvaiyal. This urid dal rice give you a wholesome and energizing lunch completely free of saturated fats. This black urid dal rice is a one pot meal which can be easily cooked in a pressure cooker. Fresh grated coconuts taste good for this rice as it produces a natural sweet in the rice. Frozen coconuts or coconut powder won't have the sweetness when compared with the fresh coconuts. Don't skip the fenugreek and the garlic cloves in this rice since it brings out the best flavour for the entire dish. Now let's see how to prepare this Black urid dal rice.
Checkout my aviyal  recipe with step by step photos.


How to prepare Black urid dal rice/Ulundam paruppu sadham


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Black urid dal rice

Black urid dal rice/Ulundam paruppu choru is another popular lunch food in Tirunelveli.This black urid dal rice includes all healthy ingredients like black urid dal, fresh grated coconuts, garlic cloves and gingely oil.

Prep time : 20 minutes
Cook time : 20 minutes
Serves : 4
Category : rice varieties/lunch
Author : Muthulakshmi Madhavakrishnan

Ingredients
  • 1 cup ponni rice
  • 1/4 cup and a handful split black urid dal
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek
  • 7 to 10 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated coconuts
  • 3 cups water
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp gingely oil
Cooking Directions
  1. Heat a pan for about 2 minutes. Add the fenugreek and allow them to pop. When it starts to turn brown, add the black urid dal and fry them for a few minutes.
  2. Take a bowl and add the rice. Now add the roasted urid dal and fenugreek to this rice. Wash the rice and dals for 2 times in water. Drain the water completely.
  3. Soak the rice and dals with 1 cup of water for 20 minutes.
  4. After 20 minutes, add these soaked rice and dals along with the water to the pressure cooker. Add the grated coconuts, garlic cloves and required salt. Add remaining 2 cups of water and 2 tbsp gingely oil.
  5. Place the cooker on medium heat and pressure cook for 3 whistles and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat. Allow the pressure to settle down naturally.
  6. Open the cooker and gently fluff the rice.
  7. Transfer the rice to the serving dish and serve it with black sesame seeds/ellu thuvaiyal, aviyal and koozh vathal.

Black urid dal rice/Ulundam paruppu sadham with step by step photos

Heat a pan for about 2 minutes. Add the fenugreek and allow them to pop. When it starts to turn brown, add the black urid dal and fry them for a few minutes. When you get a nice aroma comes out from the urid dal or it starts to turn brown turn off the heat.


Take a bowl and add the rice. Now add the roasted urid dal and fenugreek to this rice. Wash the rice and dals for 2 times in water. Drain the water completely.

Soak the rice and dals with 1 cup of water for 20 minutes. Soaking will help to cook the urid dals softly.

After 20 minutes add these soaked rice and dals along with the water to the pressure cooker. Add the grated coconuts, garlic cloves and required salt. Add remaining 2 cups of water and 2 tbsp gingely oil. Mix them well with the ladle. Close it with the lid. (Add the rice and dals directly to the pressure cooker and the gingely oil helps to prevent the dals from foaming). 

Place the cooker on medium heat and pressure cook for 3 whistles and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat. Allow the pressure to settle down naturally. Open the cooker and gently fluff the rice.

Transfer the rice to the serving dish and serve it with black sesame seeds/ellu thuvaiyal, aviyal and koozh vathal, onion vadagam  or appalam . When serving add 1 to 2 tbsp gingely oil over the rice and mix them well with the rice. After eating with ellu thuvaiyal, you can also mix the rice with thick curd and enjoy as ulundam paruppu thayir sadham.


How to prepare Black sesame seeds/Ellu thuvaiyal with photos



Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup black sesame seeds
  • 4 tbsp coconut
  • 4 red chillies
  • small piece tamarind
  • 1/4 tsp mustard
  • 1/4 tsp urid dal
  • few curry leaves
  • small piece palm jaggery (optional)
Cooking Directions

Heat a pan for about 2 minutes and add the black sesame seeds. Allow them to pop well and transfer it to the plate. In the same pan, heat oil and roast the red chillies. Soak the tamarind for 10 minutes.
Take a small chutney jar and add the roasted red chillies, soaked tamarind, salt. Grind them well and add the roasted black sesame seeds and the coconuts. Now you can add a small piece palm jaggery and grind them nicely. Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard and urid dal. When it splutters add the ground paste and curry leaves. Saute them on low heat for a few minutes and transfer it to the serving bowl.

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