Arisiparuppu Sadham

Written by Ponnarasi

"A friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out" - Walter Winchell

"Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity" - Kalil Gibran

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them" - Mother Teresa

"Grief can take care of itself but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide with it" - Mark Twain

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it to you when you have forgotten the words.

When you speak everyone hears, friend listens to what you say, best friend listens to what you don't say.

A simple friend thinks the friendship over when you have an argument. A real friend knows that it is not a friendship until after you have had a fight.

Friendship is the golden thread that ties all the hearts together.

If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't follow...

                              I'd be at the bottom to catch them...

Strangers are just friends waiting to happen...

When I registered I just told in one line that I like friendship. I didn't even know about the guestbook then. Now, that I got so many friends, I wanted to write more about friendship; picked some quotes which I like very much. 

from       me        to           all my friends...

                                          and friends waiting to happen...


  1. Kalpana Anand

    We done the same in another methoed Instead of Thoor dhall i use Avara paruppu Heat oil in a pan Add musturd , green leaves, cinnamon & clove once splitters Add onions , Garlics & tomatos….Fry till it leaves oil separates.. Add rice and avaraparuppu and water as per your water ratio to cook the rice.. Leave for 3 whizzzz now the rice is ready


    hi sugan,

    this recipe is one of my favourite. my friend’s mom cooks it for me when we were in cbe. actually i wanted to cook it myself. u have helped me to do that. but i have a doubt in the ratio of water. if i gonna put 2 cups of rice and 1 cup of dhal . how much is the water quantity. i usually keep 1.5 cup of water for 1 cup of rice. is five cups sufficient for the dish.



    1. Suganswami

      Hi Mohana,

      Thank you. Nice to hear from you the flashback. Add 1/4 cup more; i.e, 5 and 1/4 cups in total…Happy cooking…

  3. shan

    Sugan, y’day i again made Arisiparuppu satham b’coz of my hubby’s request and i love tooo. You know, it tastes best than my previous trail. When we keep on trying things, it tastes better than the previous one and we would get the best outcome…Thanx for sharing such a traditional and easy receipe – shan

    1. Suganswami

      Yeah, Shan. We master everything as we go on. Try reducing dhal ratio, like 4:1, by adjusting other spices…thanks for the fdbk..

  4. Manoo

    Hellooooooooo, i added more red chilli as i wanna it to be spicy… actually added 12. its awesome…yea also i made the rice: dal 1:1 as i dont like rice… its really awesome….Eating & typing you a msg… i am trying to make it with mysore paruppu as its easy for me to get that one.. let me try… thank you so much…

    1. Suganswami

      As I told this would be an easy and filling recipe for u, manoo. Hope u like very spicy. What I mentioned itself was spicy. But, basically Indian recipes suits any level of spice…u r welcome..

  5. Vijitha

    Hi Sugan.. This arisi paruppu satham is soooo tempting.. till now i was thinking that i cant try with big red onions.. Now i’m definitely going to try this week.. I dont use whole garam masala and coconut when making this. Next time i’ll follow ur recipe. THANKS FOR UR POSTING!!!VIJI

    1. Suganswami

      Thank you for the comments, Viji. The whole masalas give good flavour and coconut gives it a gravy look and mild richness… Try it and let me know…

      1. Vijitha

        Sure Sugan will come back with comments within a week.. And Sugan do you know to make kongu nadu masala. If so please post the recipe!!!VIJI

          1. Vijitha

            Sugan when i was in India i used to watch TV cooking shows. One guy used to come for Kongu nadu samayal. I forgot his name now. And he use kongu nadu masala/ nanjil nattu masala. He use this masala for all of his recipes. Even i dont know what is in that masala.VIJI

  6. Jas

    The recipe looks attractive. But I didn’t actually understand the part of 1:2 ratio + 1/4 cup……What is that 1:2 ratio and what is 1/4 cup ingredients? Are u talking about rice+dal or separately. What is that extra 1/4 cup? Please brief it. thanks for the posting

    1. Suganswami

      Jas, Thanks for your compliment… That part starts like this, " for dhal,…". By which I meant, howmuchever the quantity of dhal you use, you have to add, double the quantity of water+1/4 cup extra. That is a formula. All you have to do is just follow it for whatever be the quantity of dhal. For example, if you use 1 cup of dhal in the recipe add 2 and 1/4 cups of water; if it is 2 cups of dhal, then 4 and 1/4… Apart from this, add water to rice in the ratio you usually do. I have updated the recipe, now. Please have a look at it and let me know whether your doubt is cleared or not. Thanks for raising the doubt…

      1. Jas

        Hi Ms.Sugan,

        Thanks so much for briefing my doubts. Yeah, i did understand this time. Will try out sometime and let u know the feedback. Other than that, I appreciate ur prompt reply and beautiful posting of pictures. The recipe looks very attractive and tempting to prepare and have it. Thanks again and my wishes for many more posting and dishes. God bless.


  7. shan

    Sugan can i use the regular onion (big one) ? I’m going to make this today for my hubby’s dinner…I will let you know the outcome – shan

    1. Suganswami

      Of course, you can, Shan. The reason for using small onions are nothing but those are tastier than the big ones… It'll be my pleasure to know the results…

  8. Ramya Ashok

    Sugan, its an ever green dish,pictures make me salivating…….my mo-in-law always tells me to cook ths.but didnt try yet.will give a try n let u know

    1. Suganswami

      Thanks for your comments, Kavi. Namma ooru special gnyabagam vandhudhu. It’s very tasty. After you do it 2 or 3 times you will find out your own proportions which will be much tastier for you. Some people add fennel seeds, too. I practiced this proportion. 


    Hi sugan,
    So u got it. good, interesting saadam. Waiting for more recipes from u. More healthy one I think u r more health concious.

    1. Suganswami

      Thanks Latha… done with ur help to insert the photos… Of cousre, I'm health conscious. 12 tsp of oil is the only thing to consider… but, the rice will be very dry without that… will post more…

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