Monday, August 18, 2008

Urid dhal rice (Ulunthu Saadham)

Urid dhal rice or ulunthu saadham or ulunthan kanchi or Black gram rice is a simple protein rich main course meal served in southern villages of Tamil Nadu.
This is suggested as dinner for people with heart problems.

Urid dhal (unsplit dhal with outer black skin)- 1/2 cup
Any Indian rice - 1/2 cup
water - 3 cups
salt - 1/4 tsp
Garlic - 10 pearls


Wash and Soak the urid dhal for 6 hours.
Wash the rice.
Add the urid dhal , water, salt and garlic to the rice.
Pressure cook it for 3 whistles .
If you are cooking this without a pressure cooker then add salt after the Black gram gets cooked.

Serving suggestions:

Serves 2 people.Taste heavenly with a spoon of sesame oil (Nallennai) over each serving. It can be served as a simple main course meal for lunch or dinner.
serve hot with horse gram chutney (Kollu thuvaiyal) and Paruppu thovaiyal (Dhal chutney)


MAGESH said...

This also nellai famous dish, i will add dry ginger powder, fenugreek,cumin seeds and some curry leaves.These makes digestion.

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thanks Magesh.

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