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Pattani sadam

Pattani sadam with masalas that make it so flavorful that will linger in your hands. Quick video, step by step detailed post.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Servings: 3


  • ¾ cup Green peas Pachai pattani, I used frozen peas
  • 1 cup seeraga samba rice heaped
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 Tomato small, chopped
  • 1 Green chilli slit
  • ½ teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon Coriander seeds powder
  • ½ teaspoon Sambar powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Biryani masala powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric
  • 2 tablespoon Mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoon Coriander leaves
  • 4 cloves Garlic big variety crushed
  • 1 inch ginger crushed
  • ½ teaspoon ghee

To temper

  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 1 cardamom
  • 1 clove
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon kal pasi/ stone flower optional



  • First wash and soak rice.  Slice onion, keep mint, coriander, curry leaves ready. Chop tomato, slit green chilli. Keep peas ready. Gather all other ingredients.

Make pattani sadam

  • Heat oil in pressure cooker. Add cardamom, clove, cinnamon, fennel, kal pasi. Give it a stir. Add sliced onion.
  • In goes slit green chilli and fry till onion turns trasparent.
  • Chopped tomatoes is next, along with all the masala powders.(½ teaspoon each red chilli, coriander, sambar powders, ¼ teaspoon garam masala, biryani masala, turmeric powders)
  • Add salt, coriander, mint leaves. Mix until oil separates.
  • In goes peas and rice drained completely from water.
  • Mix well and add 1 & ¾ cups water, adjust salt & drizzle ghee. Bring to boil and continue to boil for a minute.
  • Lower the flame to minimum and cook covered for 14 mins.
  • Once done, fluff and give 10 mins standing time covered.



  • Basmati rice can also be used. Use just 1 & ½ cup water in that case.
  • If you feel there is lot of masala powders in there, that's the specialty of the flavour in this recipe. But if you dont want to add all those, just add red chilli powder accordingly, dhaniya powder and garam masala or biryani powder alone.
  • Thin coconut milk can also be used in place of water. Reduce oil content as coconut milk has enough fat.
  • You can also add 2 cups water and pressure cook for 2 whistles at step 8.