To begin making the Kongunadu Style Arisi Paruppu Sadam Recipe, wash the rice and dal together. Soak the dal in water for at least 30 minutes.
Heat a pressure cooker, add ghee or oil lower the flame, add cumin seeds and fennel seeds. Allow it to sizzle for few seconds.
Add curry leaves and allow it crackle for few seconds. Add dry red chillies and saute for few seconds.
Add pound garlic and saute till they soften. Add onions and sauté till they turn translucent.
Once the onions are caramelized and add tomatoes and sprinkle little salt and cook till they turn mushy.
Add all 4 spice powders, stir and mix it well. Add soaked rice and dal after draining the water. Mix the rice and dal until the masala coats evenly on it. Add about 5 cups of water and salt to taste and pressure cook for at least 3 whistles.
Once the pressure releases, open the lid and give it a mix. Sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves on top and serve hot.
Serve the Kongunadu Style Arisi Paruppu Sadam Recipe along with Pavakkai Poriyal Recipe and Puli kuzhambu by the side to make it a complete meal.