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Showing posts with label Dhal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dhal. Show all posts

Friday, January 20, 2012


Green Gram Dal - Fruits Salad:

Today is an ultimate day. So many things to complete it today. As there is a saying "Things which have a deadline apart from that day itself is called important things, but on the deadline day it would be urgent thing". 

a. Tax - Today was the last date to submit all papers for Tax.
b. Children - As Aditya has not picked up with his heath still and my little son, Aadya is not at all sleeping properly tough time to manage to sleep and early in the morning rush for a breakfast.
c. I ended getting up late today but i thought i can cook sundal from green gram dal in the morning and soaked it overnight. :(. You know what thanks to office admin who has kept microwave in office. This was done using the same.

So, ended up with fruits + green gram salad, it turned out to be good, healthy and delicious.  This is my 5th day recipe in blogging marathon.

  • Green Gram Dal - 1 cup
  • Milk - 1 cup
  • Sugar to taste
  • Some fruits

  • Cook green gram dal in a microwave with milk (i know it is preheated but don't what's it is 195C or so on). 

  • I tried it out for 2 minutes and again increased to 2 minutes, finally to one more minute. As I have burnt two small boxes I doesn't want to take any chance with microwave. I have used a melamine cookware, which was available in office.

  • It was half cooked for 5 minutes, so i added sugar and kept it for one more minute.

  • Finally added fruits (musked melon, papaya and yellakik banana/banana which is small; yellakki means cardamom)

  • Today is my 5th day without lunch in the afternoon and staying only on cookies and today it is salads. Reason I have put on more weight and want to reduce.

While i was preparing this, one of my friend came and said you should use a sprouted one, because non-sprouted one might increase gastric. :)

I gave to my friend and found out, she gave a comment usually green gram salad is had with vegetables. :)

My comment: It was good to eat and I feel filly after eating a box full of this.

Let me implement the first comment from next time.

Submitting this to:Blogging Marathon @ Spice your Life by Srivalli

I am feeling so good today that I could keep up my promise atleast for few.
  • Promise to a colleague: My colleague asked me to come in saree today, i promised her "yes" yesterday. If you would have read my earlier comments you will definitely think how is this managed. I came in dress to office and changed into saree in rest room, because our office has a big space for us to get ready in our ground floor rest room. :) looks funny but at times could be managed.
  • Promise to my blogging marathon group/readers: Definitely I will come with a post on "Seven Delicious Dal".
  • Promise to my Christmas-NewYearEvent prize winner, Archana Toshniwal.: Unfortunately I don't know which courier to use to send gifts to people in remote places. I tried with DTDC and sent the consignment in 1st week of jan but it couldn't reach the person and came back to me only yesterday. Today again I have sent with Professional Couriers. Hope so it will reach her and she will feel happy.
  • Promise to myself to file up tax: Atlast I could complete it today.
  • Promise to my hubby: Will shop bedsheets for him, completed.
Hence, I told today is an ultimate day.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Hi All,

I am back again on 4th day of blogging marathon with a simple dal called masoor dal. As per the understanding some sweet/savory should be  cooked using different dals, but I couldn't do anything due to the following reason:
Red Lenthils

My older son is not well due to throat ache and fever, and once I reach home @ 7pm my little son will be waiting at the door step to hug me and play with me. My mom-in-law would have become so tired bcoz of my naughty little son, so once I go to home, she will handover the kitchen and this little rascala to me. 

Yesterday she had prepared only rasam in the afternoon and my turn was to prepare something for dinner along with rice. I have a super doper brain and I thought of preparing this easy Masoor Dal which will give me a post in the morning. Masoor Dal is also called as Mysore dal or red lenthils. 

Inspired by the posts of Aarthi's blog  I thought let me copy atleast  the method of naming my pictures.


  • 1 cup of Masoor Dal
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
And the other ingredients as shown in picture:
    • 2 chopped onions
  • coriander leaves - few 
  • curry leaves - few 
  • 2 tsp salt and
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sambar powder

  • Cook Masoor dal with tomato and 1 tsp of turmeric in cooker for 3 to 4 whistles
  • Heat Oil in a kadai
  • Add mustard seeds and wait till it splutters, add curry leaves, salt and onions and sauté till they become translucent.
  • Add sambar powder allow it to boil for sometime 
  • Finally, add cooked dal and allow it to boil for some more time

Wednesday, January 18, 2012



It’s great to be in blogging marathon, everyday my blog is getting a new post in this week. My recipes include variation due to seeing other fellow bloggers way, the food is done. Thanks to Srivalli towards this idea. And comments passed by other fellow bloggers motivate each other.

This is my 3rd day in blogging marathon and as you already know I have opted to cook “Seven Days of Delicious Dals”. Today’s Dal is Toor Dal/Tuvaram Paruppu / Togari Bele  / Kandi Pappu.

  • Toor Dal – 2 cups
  • Palak – 1 bunch
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder – 1 tbsp
  • Green Chillies – 3 to 4 (chopped)
  • Cooking Oil – 2 to 3 tbsp (I use Dhara – Groundnut oil)
  • Curry Leaves – few
  • Cilantro - few
  • Salt to taste
  • Water to cook dal

  1. Cook dal for 4 to 5 whistles (depending on the dal)
  2. Wash and chop palak into small pieces
  3. In a kadai heat little oil and add mustard seeds wait till it splutters and add curry leaves
  4. Add salt and once it dissolves, add palak fry them nicely in oil till it is cooked
  5. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, chopped green chillies and mix them well with palak
  6. Finally add cooked toor dhal to palak and leave it for 5 to 10 minutes until it boils
  7. Serve it hot with Puris.

Yummy, this is my breakfast for today along with Puris..

Submitting this to:Blogging Marathon @ Spice your Life by Srivalli

Monday, January 16, 2012



I feel great to take participate in Blogging Marathon event hosted by Srivalli on Spicing up your life.

Blogging Marathon is an event which is celebrated last two weeks in a month which comes up with some group events. Instead of just blogging it’s an important rule to pass comments in the group on other posts. So Srivalli had made a group in google called as blogging marathon. In this way the communication develops not only between food bloggers but also in the house to find the different recipes related to the group selected. To prepare a dish there might be more than one variety of making it for example check out my versions (1st - gojju mix with rice, 2nd - without gojju) of tomato rice.

I have selected the concept of Seven Days of Delicious Dals. Today is my 1st day, I am posting “aamvada” a vada made from Channa Dal. In my family all of us love to eat vadas, and this is one of them.

Channa Dal – 100 gms
Baking soda – 1 tsp
Coriander leaves – few
Green Chillies (small sized which will be more spicy) – 3 to 4
Salt – to taste
Oil for deep frying

Soak channa dal atleast for 3 hours
Remove the water and grind it along with baking soda, green chillies with little water as the consistency should be thick
Add salt and coriander leaves and mix well
Leave the oil to become hot
Make small dough from the hand and make it like a plate drop it in hot oil
Leave it to fry until the color becomes reddish brown
Turn to the other side and leave it to fry
Remove it from the Stove and put it on to vessel which has pores (a vessel which removes extra oil)
Serve it hot with chutney

Submitting to:

MLLA - 43
MLLA series is a monthly blog hop started by Susan @ The Well Seasoned Cook. Claire is hosting this month - Jan 2012 MLLA, the legume is "Dal" hence submitting this to her post which is a 43rd blog hop.

Walk through the memory lane
Walk through the memory lane by Gayathri @ Gayathri's Cook Spot is an event which says to learn and prepare from our elders. I learnt this from my mother-in-law and for festivals this is a must in my house.


Sweet Heat Chilli Challenge is started by Lyndsey on Vanilla Clouds and Lemon Drops. This month is a 4th edition hosted by Michelle on Food, Football and a baby.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

AndhraPappu & Awards

Andhra Pappu:

Pappu is famous in Andhra Cuisine. This is made up of Dhal and it is thicker than sambar. It can be made by adding any vegetables and also from tomato. It is also called as “mudde pappu”.

RidgeGourd – 500 gms
Onion – 2 big (chopped)
Tomato – 2 big (chopped)
Green Chillies – 6 nos
Turmeric Powder – 1tsp
Coriander Seeds Powder(dhaniya powder) – 1 tbsp
Oil for frying
Salt to taste
Curry leaves – few
Cilantro – few for garnishing
Toor Dhal – 2 cups
Mustard Seeds – 1tsp

Heat oil in a cooker pan
Add mustard seeds, once it splutters, add curry leaves
Put the onion and fry them till they become transculent
Cut the green chillies into two halves vertically and add them also
Add Ridgegourd and fry them for sometime
Add tomato and fry them again
Add toor dhal, turmeric powder and coriander seeds powder mix them well
Add crystal Salt to them
Keep it for 4 to 5 whistles
Once cooled add cilantro/coriander leaves and add some more water (if reqd) and allow them to boil for 2 mins.
Serve it hot with rice or chappati or pooris


Award Time:
I see nowadays lot of users visiting my posts, thanks to all of them. As I have seen awards getting restricted to 5 on many bloggers sites I am passing on this award to 5 of my friends (but believe me it was difficult to select 5)

  1. Aarthi – author of Yummy tummy
She is my inspirer who has successfully posted 400. Her Crispy food is nice to be followed. Thanks Aarthi.

  1. Chandrani Banerjee – author of Cuisine delights
Once I just publish my post, I will immediately find her comment on it. Thanks Chandrani for all your comments which make me feel high.

  1. Lata Raja – author of Flavours & Tastes
Thanks akka for motivating me with your moral support.

  1. Priya Suresh – author of Easy n Tasty Recipe
I am inspired by her comments. Again she is just in time to read my post and pass a comment towards it.

  1. Saraswathi Iyer – author of Sara’s Corner and Sara Food Events
She was my first inspirer. By seeing her blogs I started writing on to my blog.

Monday, November 21, 2011


Paruppu Rasam or Rasam with Dhal:

A must required for our lunch, as my son and my hubby both are crazy of having rasam rice.

Toor Dhal with tomato is cooked for 4 to 5 whistles. (or till the dhal is properly cooked)
Prepare tadka with mustard seeds and curry leaves, which is nothing but once the oil is hot add mustard seeds and wait till it splutters, add curry leaves.
Add tamarind syrup and cooked tomato into the tadka and leave it to boil.
Add Rasam powder, salt and a little jaggery. Let it boil.
Add cooked dhal to rasam.

Back to Saturdaylunch_19Nov11.


Dhal tadka:

Its nice to eat in occasion, along with chappati. Its very simple to cook.

Dhal Tadka
  • Wash the channa dhal once and add little turmeric to it and cook for 3 whistles.

  • Heat 1 tsp of oil in a kadai, when its hot, add mustard seeds and wait till it splutters.
  • Add curry leaves, chopped green chillies, salt and fry
  • Put cooked dhal and fry them for some more time
  • Sprinkle coriander leaves on top of dhal tadka.
Back to Saturdaylunch_19Nov11

Monday, January 11, 2010

Beans Pappu

Beans Pappu:

  • Beans - 1/4 kg
  • Onion - 2
  • Tomato - 2
  • Toor Dhal - one hand full or 50g
  • Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Oil - to fry
  • Curry Leaves - for seasoning (few leaves)
  • Coriander Leaves - for seasoning
  • Sambar Powder - 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Cook toor dhal and tomato
  • Cook beans separately 
  • Smash the beans and remove all the water from it (it shouldn't look like beans)
  • Heat oil, add mustard seeds when it splutters add curry leaves
  • Add salt
  • Fry onion till light brown
  • Squeeze tomato completely add it to the mixture
  • Add toor dhal and smashed beans
  • Add sambar powder and little more water
  • Serve for 3 to 4 people.
NOTE: Water should be less in pappu.