Sunday, March 23, 2008

Pappu Biyyam (kichidi)

Pappu biyyam is one of our favourite rice. My mother makes this with rice and bengal gram dal, whereas my mother-in-law makes this with rice and green gram dal (splitted moong dal). Both go well with tomato pickle or raw tomato chutney.


Ponni rice-2 cups
Bengal gram dal 0r pachi sanaga pappu-1/2 cup
Green chillies-4
Chopped onions-2
Ginger garlic paste-1 teaspoon
Cinnamon stick-1
Ghee-2 tablespoons
Oil-1 tablespoons
Salt-1 tablespoon


  1. Mix the rice and dal. Wash them properly and soak them in the water.
  2. Heat the oil and ghee in a pan and add the cinnamon stick, cloves and cardamom and fry them for one minute on a medium flame.
  3. Add the chopped onions, green chillies and ginger garlic paste and fry them for three more minutes.
  4. Add five cups of water and boil. When the water is boiling, add salt, soaked rice and dal.
  5. Cook them for five minutes on a medium flame and lower the flame until the rice is done. Serve hot with tomato pickle or tomato chutney.

Note: If you are using pressure cooker or electrical rice cooker, add only 4 and ½ cups of water.


Seena said...

Nice simple recipe , Vijaya..!

Menu Today said...

Hi Vijaya,
I think this rice very well goes with gongura pachadi too. Thanks for sharing.

Daily Meals said...

Yes Seena, it is a simple and tasty one.

I think so Menu Today, because never tried pappu biyyam with gongura pachadi.

Uma said...

the kichidi looks so delicious, Yummy!

Dhivya said...

never made this one:))looks simple and delicious,,must try

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Uma!

Please do give it a try Dhivya! I hope you will like this.

Nithu said...

It's simple and good yaar.

Suma Gandlur said...

Simple and neat.

shriya said...

Nice recipe, looks very simple.

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Nithu, Suma and Shriya!