Sunday, 19 March 2017


The cow peas are used to make Arisiyum paruppum one-pot meal. This is much appreciated by the kongu folks because of its high nutritional values. It is the rich source of iron and potassium.

It is a special and quick fix meal in our homes. Easy to make and simple and delicious too.

We can make this meal with dal lentils such as green whole gram, Cowpeas, toor dal and pea nuts.

how to make arisiyum paruppum saatham using cow peas?


Par-boiled ponni rice two cups
cow peas 150 gms
shallots chopped half a cup
garlic pulses four
green chilies two cut
curry leaves one sprig
tomato one medium size
peanut oil 10 ml
mustard seeds one spoon
cloves five
Turmeric powder one spoon
Sambar powder one tablespoon
cinnamon sticks two broken
cumin seeds one spoon
mint leaves one sprig
Salt to taste


Mix the cow peas with rice and wash several times.
Soak for half an hour.
Heat the pressure pan or pressure cooker with peanut oil.
When the oil gets heated, add mustard seeds.
Allow to crackle.
Add shallots and saute well until it becomes translucent.
Add green chilies, curry leaves and mint leaves.
Add cinnamon, cloves to fry.
Add turmeric and sambar powder.
Add tomato diced and saute well.
Transfer the washed rice and pour adequate water.
Add salt and cumin seeds.
Check the salt and if needed, add little amount of salt.
Close the cooker and allow one whistle.
Reduce the flame to simmer level.
Switch off the flame after few minutes.

Pour fresh ghee or sesame oil over this rice cooked.

You can match this meal with any pickle, cucumber salad.

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