Monday, January 27, 2014

உளுந்து சாதம் / Urad dal Rice

Urad dal rice is one of the famous dish in Tamil Nadu. As I have already mentioned in my uluntu vadai recipe, this dal is good for health and strengthens our bone and muscles.

Urad dal powder is used to cure the bone fractures also.

I remember the good old childhood days when my mother prepares this rice with pulusu, (that is plain tamarind gravy. It used to taste heavenly in that combination.) I used to visit the kitchen every two minutes to check whether it is done.. :)

It is very easy and Quick recipe, which will suit for lunch box also. There are plenty of methods to do this rice. Here I am sharing the method which my mom used to prepare.

Any kind of Urad dal can be used for this rice, but I prefer the one with skin and splited into half. which will give you a better taste, color and aroma.. :)


Ponni Rice- 1 cup
Splited black urad dal - 1/2 cup
venthayam - 1/8 tea spoon (or just 5 or 6 of it.)
cumin / jeera - 1 tea spoon
garlic - 2 gloves (cut into pieces)
salt - as per taste


1. Wash Rice and dal and soak for 15 mins
2. In a pressure cooker add the soaked rice, dal, cumin, venthayam, garlic,salt and add 3 cups of water.

3. Leave it to 3 whistles and cook.

4. when the pressure is released by itself serve with your choice of tamarind gravy (pulusu) or thogayal.

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