Category : Lentils

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This is a traditional recipe which is prepared only in village sides. Yes…because the dried form of this pigeon pea is not available in market/super market. We usually get it from sandhai ( place where farmers sell their cultivated goods). I love this pigeon pea in fresh form. Just pressure cook with salt and eat…. …
I am not much fond on Mochai ,because I don’t like the smell but with health concern I select buying all types of grains at periodically. There was one box full dried Lima beans (Mochai) lying in my container for about months even after cooking at times. Then I felt why cant I try out …
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¬† Sprouts are one among the richest source of protein foods which provides plenty of nutritional benefits. I have mentioned in my earlier posts about the ” Health benefits of Sprouts “. Here I have posted a very very simple simple recipe which I learned from one of my sisters friend Yuvarani. She was working …
This is a traditional recipe in our kitchen. Selavu (we call coriander,Cumin,Pepper,Turmeric, Chilly all together as selavu and the box we store in these spices is called as “Selavu Petti” Selavu = Spices and Petti = Box ) woo ff… This is the little story behind this small traditional box. So we can term this …
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Sprouts are the germinated seeds of any Legumes or grains.Day by day we concern more and more about the health benefits of each ingredient we consume in our regular diet. To balance the the junk foods that we are tend to intake in situations like get together, team lunch, meetings, parties, kids request, bored of …
South India is well known for the specialty of Sambar. I have tasted the homemade sambar in North and also in all states of South, but to be frank, none can beat up the taste and aroma of Tamilnadu Sambar. Though each regions here has slight changes in the tastes but the basic quality of …
Extracting water out of the dal and keeping aside to use for feeding is a traditional method followed in our place. The dal is cooked in open vessel/pressure cooked with turmeric powder, 2 drops of castor oil or ghee and the water is drained aside to use for making rasam and for infants/ kids instead …
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¬†Urad dal is also called as white lentils or black lentils. Also urad dal is found to be used as major ingredient in Indian cuisine for preparing a healthy diet.Black urad dal/lentil is the whole form of urad dal. There is not much difference between black and white lentils other than the outer husk/covering. In …
 Making curry masala powder and storing in containers are really helpful for fast cooking and also to make curry recipes with mild aroma. This curry masala powder is a healthy replacement for garam masala. we use more of spices with great aroma in garam masala powder,but here it is a blkend of roasted dal,little spices …
 In tamil,this recipe is called as “Arisimparuppu sadam” and is a traditional form of rice prepared in almost 90% of south kitchen. This is a simple recipe,tasty and very nutritious too with a blend of toor dal, carrot,shallots and ghee. This one pot meal serves to be a best ever recipe for bachelors/spinsters where ever …

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