Showing posts with label Sambar/Dhal Varieties. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sambar/Dhal Varieties. Show all posts

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Methi Dal/ Vendhaya Keerai Paruppu Kadaiyal

We all know greens are always good for our health. Each and every keerai(greens) has distinct taste and health benefits. It is usually very hard to get our kids to eat the greens. One easy and simple way to get them to eat the methi leaves is to add it with dal and make it tastier. It serves the dual purpose, we get the protein and other benefits of methi leaves. Not only with dal, methi leaves can be prepared in numerous way like methi paratha, methi with aloo, methi with chicken which I am likely to post in the future. Check out other South Indian Sambar and Dal varieties here.

For now here’s how to make methi dal with step by step photos…



Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Vazhai Poo Kootu/Plantain flower Kootu

Each and every part of Vazhai maram(banana tree) is useful and consumed in one way or another. There are several dishes made out of vazhai poo, like the vazhai poo vadai, vazhai poo kuzhambu, vazhai poo poriyal etc especially made in Southern Part of India. Here is a very simple vazhai poo kootu which is a very healthy and comforting dish. Check out other delicious sambar & kootu varieties Sambar and Dal varieties here.

Here’s how to make Vazhai Poo Kootu with step by step photos…


Thursday, 21 March 2013

Moong Dhal Sambar/ Paasi Paruppu Sambar/ Tiffin sambar[Side dish for Idlis & Dosas]

Moong dhal sambar/Paasi paruppu sambar/Tiffin sambar is a very easy and quick sambar to be made. It is an excellent combo with idlis and dosas.

Here’s how to make Moongdal Sambar with step by step photos…


Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Paruppu Keerai Masiyal/Spinach With Dhal

Paruppu Keerai masiyal is a very healthy, simple and easy dish to prepare. It can be prepared with any other keerai, but here I have used spinach(pasalai keerai). Since most of us living abroad do not get other varieties of keerai’s.

Here’s how to make paruppu keerai masiyal with step by step photos…



Sunday, 17 March 2013

Murungaikai Sambar/Drumsticks Sambar

Almost all parts of Murungai/Drumsticks tree have  extraordinary nutritional and medicinal values. It is grown in most of the houses in Southern India, and we do have one in our backyard in Chennai. Drumsticks is used in curries, soups, gravies etc. Drumstick leaves are rich in calcium, iron and numerous amounts of vitamins and minerals. The drumstick leaves and pods, prevents vitamin A deficiency and improves eye health. Since it is rich in iron, it prevents iron deficiency and boosts immunity. Let us all eat healthy food and lead a healthy life with all that is available in our own back yards. Check out other South Indian Sambar and Dal varieties here.

Here I am sharing with you all a simple and healthy murungaikai sambar, with step by step photos…

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Arachu Vitta Sambar

Arachu vitta sambar is a typical South Indian sambar found in Iyer & Iyengar restaurants and homes. They have a wonderful aroma and taste because, the spices are ground and added to the dhal freshly each and every time.  I have tried different recipes, but finally settled with, one of my friend’s recipe, and since then I have been making the same. Check out other South Indian Sambar and Dal varieties here.

Here’s how to make it with step by step photos…




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