Friday, October 4, 2013

Kadalaiparuppu sundal/Channa dal sundal-Sundal recipes

Kadalaiparuppu sundal is  a must menu during varalakshmi pooja at my MIL’s home…She does not change the sundal menu and by default it should be kadala paruppu sundal…My mom makes sundals extremely so well and as usual I called her and asked her for tips and she gave me the most useful tip about kadala paruppu sundal and here it is…Kadala paruppu gets cooked so fast and so you do not have to soak it and you can wash once and directly put it in cooker for 1 whistle or you can soak the split channa dal and drain water again put it in a wok along with water and let it cook for few minutes.,.Make sure you switch the stove off in advance so that it does not go mushy…I follow the firt tip of not soaking it and cooking directly in the cooker.You can follow any of the way.
Kadalai paruppu sundal

Kadala paruppu 1 cup
scraped coconut 1/4 cup
oil 1 tsp
mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
curry leaves a spring
asafetida 2 generous pinches
dry red chili 2 roughly broken


1.Wash the kadala paruppu well and put it in a cooker and add enough water till the paruppu gets immersed.Cook it for 1 whistle.
2.After that cool and drain the water and keep the cooked kadala paruppu ready.

3.In a wok add oil and once it gets hot add mustard seeds and wait for it to crackle.Then add dry red chili,curry leaves,asafetida,cooked kadala paruppu and salt and mix it well.,..

4.Wait till you find no traces of water in the kadalaparuppu and stir it for a couple of minutes in medium flame…Finally add the scraped coconut..Give it a quick stir and switch the stove off…Yummy sundal is ready.

Kdalai paruppu sundal

Instead of cooking in cooker you can directly cook in wok.The choice is yours.
You can even add grated carrort and mango at the end.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mosambi/Sathukudi juice-[Easy juice recipe]

My mom is a great fan of sathukudi juice :)She always insist me to have it for breakfast or during the mid day :)I was never a great fan till few days back but all of a sudden I started to drink this juice like something…It is so very good for health and it provides energy to you…




Mosambi 3 medium sized
salt a pinch
sugar 1 tsp or as per your need
pepper powder a pinch
water 1/4 cup





1.Cut mosambi into 2 halves.If you are not using the juicer to extract the juice then remove the seeds and peel the outer green skin…ensure that the white skin is also removed..

2.In a blender put the flesh of the fruit sans seeds,sugar,very small quantity of water,a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper powder and nicely blend it..

3.Using a strainer,strain the juice and enjoy the taste.If you feel it is too concentrated then add water and mix well and serve.



mosambi 1



You can use chilled water while blending and enjoy the cool mosambi juice.

serve immediately after making it else it will taste bitter.

You can top ice cubes too

Adding pepper powder and salt is purely optional

If you have the mosambi juice extractor,you can very well use it extract the juice and then add all the ingredients in the blender to get the frothy appearance.