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Coconut Chana Dal Rice | Thengai Kadalai Paruppu Sadam

Coconut Chana Dal Rice or Thengai Kadalai Paruppu Sadam is a protein rich mixed Rice variety made with freshly grated coconut and boiled chana dal.
Course Main Dish - Rice
Cuisine South Indian
By Cook Method Pressure Cooker, Stovetop
Occasion Navaratri
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 people
Author Srivalli


For Tempering

  • 2 tsp Cooking Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Urad dal
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • 3 Green Chillies
  • 3 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1 tsp Chana Dal / Bengal Gram dal
  • 2 tsp Ground Nut roasted
  • 10 Cashew Nut
  • A Pinch Asafoetida
  • 1 cup Coconut Freshly grated
  • Salt to taste

For Rice

  • 1/2 cup Chana Dal / Bengal Gram, boiled
  • 1 cup Cooked Rice


  • Boil Rice and let it cool by spreading in a big bowl.
  • Soak the chana dal and pressure cook with just enough water with little salt added. Once the pressure falls, drain and keep the dal separately. You can use the water to make rasam.
  • Heat a nonstick pan, add the oil. When the oil becomes hot, add all the ingredients as listed under tempering, one by one, taking care not to burn anything. Saute well.
  • Next, add the boiled chana dal, mix well. Finally, add the cooked rice and combine. Adjust the salt. Simmer for 1 -2 mins.
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