arisi sundal

Arisi (Rice) Sundal

Today I want to share with you a simple and delicious recipe for rice sundal. Rice sundal is a traditional South Indian dish made with cooked rice, lentils, coconut and spices. It is usually served as a snack or a side dish during festivals or special occasions. Here’s how you can make it at home in just 20 minutes.

Enjoy your rice sundal and let me know how it turned out in the comments below. See you next time!

Arisi (Rice) Sundal

Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: RiceCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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This sundal is made with raw rice and green gram dhal. It is garnished with chillies and coconut gratings.


  • Raw Rice – 1 and ½ cups

  • Green Gram Dhal – ½ cup

  • Big Onion – 1

  • Red Chillies – 4 Nos

  • Asafoetida – a pinch

  • Coconut gratings – ½ cup

  • Curry leaves – few

  • Oil – 4 tablespoon

  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  • Finely dice the onion and chop the red chillies into medium-sized pieces.
  • Dry roast the rice and dhal in a pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until they are lightly browned.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add mustard seeds.
  • Once they start to crackle, add asafoetida, red chillies, onion, and curry leaves. Sauté until the onion is soft and translucent.
  • Then add the coconut and fry for another minute.
  • Add the roasted rice and dhal and mix well.
  • Pour four cups of water and season with salt. Cover with the lid and place the weight on top. Pressure cook for two to three whistles.
  • You can enjoy this dish as it is or serve it with any pickle or thuvaiyal of your choice.

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  • You can also make this sundal by using parboiled rice and thuvar dhal.


  1. Oh my gosh! Delectable! Love any sundal variety. This is a new one to me! Can’t wait to make it!!

  2. Hi Jennifer

    Thank you for your comments. This sundal is a main meal and unlike other sundals, we can have it for dinner or breakfast.

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