Yields: 4 Servings Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 15 Mins Cook Time: 30 Mins Total Time: 45 Mins

Urad dal is a very healthy ingredient, rich in calcium and Iron. The health benefits from Urad dal are so much. Urad Dal helps regulate the diabetes, good for cardiac health, good for bones. This Urad dal rice is very famous in the Tirunelveli district of Tamilnadu. It is usually given to little girls while they attain puberty. This Urad dal rice/ Ulundham Paruppu sadham is served along with sesame chutney and a spoon of gingerly oil with a papad. It is said that this combination of rice with its accompaniments is good for the pelvic region for girls.

This is one of the recipe, that Amma used to make often for me. I was not a fan of this recipe at the beginning, but remember the time she used to talk about its benefits. Slowly, I began to like this Ulundham paruppu sadham along with sesame chutney. This is usually served with a simple appall/papad, while Amma made it special with some Avial made out of fresh green vegetables. It tastes best when hot along with a spoon of gingerly oil. Do try to make this one for your little girls and yourselves and enjoy its benefits.

Refer the link for ULUNDHU KALI recipe, which is another healthy one.



0/7 Ingredients
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0/4 Instructions
  • In a pan, dry roast 1/3rd cup of black split Urad Dal. Roast them in medium flame for 4-5 mins until they turn golden brown in color.
  • Add one cup of rice to it and wash them in running water. Add them to a pressure cooker with 3.5 cups of water. Let them come to a rolling boil.
  • Add quarter teaspoon of methi seeds, jeera seeds, peeled garlic cloves and salt. Add required salt and finally fresh coconut.
  • Pressure cook them for 4 whistles until they turn soft. Fluff off the rice and serve with sesame chutney or coconut chutney.


  • Roast the black urad dal in medium flame to ensure uniform roasting and avoid burning.
  • Always add peeled garlic at the end, so that they are cooked soft and not turned mushy.

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