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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Split Green gram dal/Parupu Payasam

This payasam is too tasty to ignore. Both my ammas used to prepare this during festivals or during any special occasions. This can be prepared in no time. We can prepare this using sugar as well as Jaggery. I love the taste of jaggery more than sugar as it tastes more authentic. Here is the quick recipe.
  • Split Green gram dal - 1/2 cup
  • Jaggery - 1/4 cup(add to taste) OR Sugar - 3 small cups
  • Milk - 1/2 cup

  • Ghee- 3 tbsp
  • Cashews & nuts- few
  • Elaichi/Cardomom powder - 1 tbsp


Preparation Method
Boil water & add sufficient jaggery for the payasam & keep it aside to extract juice after some time.Take a pan & add few drops of ghee. Fry the cashews & keep it aside. Now fry the split green gram dal on the same pan till the dal turn slight brown. I just love the aroma that comes during this process.

Now add the milk kept to boil along with dal & mix well. Let it boil for some time. Meanwhile filter the jaggery extract leaving the impurities. You can now see the dal cooked by now & the payasam would have turned little thick. Add the jaggery juice & cardomom/elaichi powder. Mix well. Leave it for some time. Once you get the cooked stage switch off. Offer the payasam as neivedyam & serve hot.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Navratri Special - White Kondakadalai/Chana Recipe

White kondakadalai is a healthy legume that can be used to prepare side dishes for chapati as well as like Sundal for occasions. During Navaratri we prepare sundal using it during Saraswathy pooja. Now lets see how to prepare Sundal using this White Channa.

  • White kondakadalai/Channa/Chickpea - 1 cup
    • Oil - 1 tbsp
    • Mustard Seeds - 1 tbsp
    • Curry leaves - few
    • hing - a pinch
    • Salt - To taste
    • Turmeric - tbsp
    • Red Chillies - 3 crushed
    • Grated Coconut - few grated

    Preparation Time:
    20 Minutes


    Soak white kondakadalai/chana the night before you want to cook.Pressure cook the white Kondakadalai/chana by adding a tbsp of Salt. This will add more taste.

    Heat the oil in a pan splutter mustard seeds. Add required salt,turmeric, curry leaves, crushed red chillies & hing. Mix well for few minutes. Finally add the grated coconut & allow it to turn golden. Spicy yummy Kondakadalai/White Chana sundal is ready to serve for this Navaratri.

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