Tuesday 21 November 2017

Kuthiravali Arisi Sambar Sadam/Kuthiravali Arisi Bisibelabath/Barnyard Millet Sambar Sadam Recipe

Today, I am going to share a very healthy and quick millet recipe –one pot meal in which lentils, millets and vegetables are cooked together and served hot. In this recipe I have added just red chilli powder and coriander powder but you can very well replace it with bisbelabath mix. You can buy the Bisibelabath mix from shop or make it at home, do check out the recipe here. Do try out this easy and healthy recipe and post your comments here. Meanwhile also check out other Millets recipes here.

Here’s how to make Kuthiravali Arisi Sambar Sadam with step by step photos…


Kuthiravali Arisi/Barnyard Millet
1 cup
Toor dal/Thuvaram Paruppu
½ cup
1 big chopped finely
Green Chillies
2 slit lengthwise
3 finely chopped
Beans, Carrot and Peas
1 cup
1 large cut to cubes
Tamarind Puree from
One small size ball [thick puree]
Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp
Coriander Powder
1 ½ tsp
Turmeric Powder
1 tsp
Sambar Powder
2 tsp
As needed
Coriander Leaves/Cilantro
One handful finely chopped
4 ½ cups

For Tempering

Gingely oil
3 tbsp
1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds/Kadugu
 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam
1 tsp
Urad Dal
½ tsp
Asafoetida/Hing/Perungayam Podi
½ tsp
Curry Leaves
One handful
Preparation Time: 10 min
Soaking Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes
Serves: 4
Author: Priya Anandakumar


Wash and soak kuthiravali arisi and thoor dal for about 30 minutes.

Heat oil and ghee in a pressure cooker; splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, asafetida/hing, curry leaves for about 30 seconds.  Add onions, green chillies and sauté until they turn golden brown color.

Now add the tomatoes and sauté until mushy.

Now add the vegetables [beans, carrot, peas, potatoes] and sauté for 5 minutes on medium flame.

Add  red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, sambar powder, salt and sauté for about 3 minutes.

Now add 4 ½ cups of water, 2 tbsp of chopped coriander leaves and let it come to boil.

Add the washed and soaked kuthiravali arisi and thoor dal to the pressure cooker.

When it comes to rolling boil, close the pressure cooker lid and wait for 3 whistles. Wait for the steam goes off and open the lid.

Now add the tamarind extract, required water and mix really good. Adjust the amount of salt at this stage.

Finally garnish with remaining cilantro and ghee.

Yummy, healthy and delicious “Kuthiravali Bisibelabath” is ready to be enjoyed. Serve it hot with appalam/pappad and onion raita.

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Until then I am signing off…


  1. This looks so good and a healthy one pot meal!

  2. Looks so yumm and inviting.. As good as ever..


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