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

Friday, 10 July 2020

Siru Keerai Kadaiyal Recipe/Siru Keerai Puli Kadaiyal Recipe/How to clean Siru Keerai and making of SiruKeerai Kadaiyal with step by step photos & Video

Today I am going to share healthy and easy Siru Keerai Recipe. Please try it out friends. Please like, share and subscribe to our channel and click on bell icon for notifications. Do check out different types of Keerai varieties here and interesting and healthy Keerai Recipes here.

Here's how to make Siru Keerai Kadaiyal with step by step photos & video...

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Drumsticks Brinjal Sambar Recipe/Kathrikkai Murungaikkai Sambar Recipe/How to make Kathrikkai Murungaikkai Sambar with step by step photos

Drumsticks Brinjal Sambar/Kathrikkai Murungaikkai Sambar is a traditional and authentic sambar of Tamil Nadu served with steam cooked white rice or with idlis dosas etc. Do try out this delicious sambar and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Sambars/Dals/Kootus etc here.

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

Thursday, 16 April 2020

Thalichha Paruppu/Paruppu Kadaiyal/Simple Dal for Neivedhyam & Pooja Days/Dal Tadka South Indian Style [No Onion No Garlic Recipe]


Thalichha Paruppu/Paruppu Kadaiyal is one of the most comforting and divine food in the Indian Cuisine. This Thalichha Paruppu is a hassle free and easiest recipe that anyone can make. Usually this thalichha paruppu is made in almost all the South Indian homes on Pooja days and offered to god along with other delightful recipes. In South Indian marriages, paruppu kadaiyal/Thalicha Paruppu is served along with ghee, before serving sambar. You can make this thalichha paruppu in a jiffy. So when you are pressed on time, but still want to make something healthy and delicious then this simple dal is the right thing to make. Do try out this simple, yet delectable Thalichha Paruppu and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting Sambars/Dals/Kootus/kuzhambu/Kurmavarieties here.

Here’s how to make Thalichha Paruppu with step by step photos…

Monday, 13 April 2020

Murungai Keerai Poricha Kuzhambu/Drumsticks Leaves Poricha Kuzhambu/ Murungai Keerai Porciha Kuzhambu Recipe or Poricha Kootu Recipe

Murungai Keerai Poricha Kuzhambu/Drumsticks Leaves Poricha Kuzhambu is one healthy bowl of authentic recipe from district of Thirunelveli. Murungai Keerai/Drumstick Leaves has n number of medicinal values and is cure for lots of diseases. Consuming murungai keerai stimulates the blood circulation in the body and induces the regrowth of hair follicles. They help in purifying the blood and excreting all the toxins in our body. It is an excellent source of calcium and helps in building stronger bones and teeth. They contain abundant amount of potassium which plays a vital role in brain development. I have shared few benefits of murungai keerai, will be sharing more in my future post. For now try out this Murungai Keerai Poricha Kuzhambu and post your comments here. Meanwhile also check out other interesting Murungai Keerai Recipes here and other Dal/Sambars/Kootus here.

Here’s how to make Murungai Keerai Poricha Kuzahmbu with step by step photos…

Saturday, 11 April 2020

Dal Tadka/Dal Tadka Recipe/How to make Dal Tadka/Punjabi Dal Tadka Recipe

Dal Tadka is a very famous and traditional recipe of North India. Dal Tadka is a very common item seen in all the Indian restaurant menus and in Dhabas.  Dal Tadka is usually made with Thurdal/Thoor Dal but can also be made with combination of Dals. It is a very flavourful dal cooked in onion, tomato and masala mixture and gets an extraordinary taste from the final tempering or the Tadka. Do try out this Punjabi Style Dal Tadka and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting South IndianDals/Sambars and other North Indian side dishes here.

Here’s how to make Dal Tadka with step by step photos…

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Sambar Powder/Sambar Powder Recipe/How to make Sambar Powder at Home/Homemade Sambar Powder Recipe

Sambar Powder is another essential ingredient in South Indian cooking for making sambar and also other vegetable poriyals. Today, I am going to share sambar powder recipe that we make in our family. I am sharing smaller quantity version which you can grind at home and larger quantity version which you can grind in the mill. Do try out this aromatic Sambar Powder recipe and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and flavourful and basic podi varieties here.

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

Monday, 30 March 2020

Mango Sambar/Raw Mango Sambar/Mangai Sambar - மாங்காய் சாம்பார்

Mangai Sambar/Raw Mango Sambar is a very delicious and tangy Sambar variety prepared in South India. Unlike other sambar Varieties, this sambar is prepared without adding tamarind water. Adding mangai/raw mango enhances the taste of sambar and triples the flavour of the sambar to a great extent. Mangai Sambar is a South Indian delight served with steam cooked rice, idlis or dosas. Do try out this Mango Sambar/Mangai Sambar and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and tempting Sambar/Dals Varieties and Rasam varieties here.

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

Sunday, 29 March 2020

How to cook Thur Dal/ThoorDal/Thuvaram Paruppu perfectly for making Sambar

Today, I am going to share a very basic and simple recipe of how to cook thurdal/thoor dal/thuvaram paruppu to make sambar or paruppu rasam etc. So without much delay let’s move on to the recipe.

Here’s how to cook Thuvaram Paruppu/Thur Dal with step by step photos…

Monday, 10 February 2020

Parippu Curry/Kerala Parippu Curry for Onam Sadya/Parippu Curry Recipe-How to make Parippu Curry

Parippu Curry/Daal Curry is a humble, divine, tasty and authentic recipe made for Onam Sadya in Kerala. “Sadya” means banquet in Malayalam. Sadya is a feast in which traditional vegetarian dishes [23-26 recipes] are prepared and served on a banana leaf for lunch during Onam and other special occasions like marriages. This Parippu Curry is made with pasi paruppu/cheruparuppu cooked with spiced coconut mixture and tempered with ghee. It plays an integral and essential part of Onam Sadhya and served with hot white rice and ghee. Do try out this delectable and divine Parippu Curry and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other dal varieties here.

Here’s how to make Parippu Curry with step by step photos…


Sunday, 2 February 2020

Thakkali Kai Kootu/Pachha Thakkali Kootu/Green Tomato Kootu - தக்காளி காய் கூட்டு

Thakkali Kai Kootu is a South Indian delicacy made with raw/green tomatoes/thakkali kai along with dal and fresh ground coconut paste. It is a very simple,  healthy, spicy and tangy kootu that can be prepared as side dish and served with white rice or rotis. The green tomatoes are not available all the time in the market, but whenever I find these beautiful, tangy green tomatoes/tomatillos, I make it a point to buy them and make either kootu or thogaiyal. Do try out this lovely and healthy Thakkali Kai Kootu and post your comments here. Meanhwile do check out other interesting and delicious Kootu Varieties and other  Sambars/Dal/Rasamvarieties here.

Here’s how to make Thakkali Kadi Kootu with step by step photos…

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Agathi Keerai Kootu/Agathi Keerai Paasi Paruppu Kootu

Today, I am going to share a very healthy and super delicious Agathi Keerai Kootu with paasi paruppu/moong dal. Agathi Keerai has numerous health benefits loaded with vitamin A, E, C and other minerals like calcium, phosphorous, Iron etc. It contains 8.4% of protein, 1.4% of fat, 3.1% of minerals. Agathi Keerai helps in easy digestion, cures acidity related problems, regulates urination, cures stomach ulcer and reduces the stress to a great extent. I have mentioned only few benefits of Agathi Keerai , with this short note let's moves on to the kootu recipe. Do check out Agathi Keerai Poriyal I have posted earlier here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Kootu varieties here.

Here’s how to make Agathi Keerai Kootu with step by step photos…

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Ponnanganni Keerai Kootu/Ponnankanni Keerai Kootu/Dwarf Copper Leaf Kootu

Ponnanganni Keerai is called as “Dwarf Copperleaf” in English is a green variety available throughout the year. The name “Ponnanganni” means glow like gold. It is loaded with iron, calcium and other vital nutrients that make our hair and skin glow. 

When Ponnanganni is taken for a period of 48 days regularly, it heals our body of all kinds of deficiency and reduces the body heat, as it is an excellent body coolant. Ponnanganni is specifically recommended for eye ailments, asthma, gonorrhoea, syphilis. Most of them avoid these types of greens, because they do not know how to cook them or to use them. A very simple Ponnanganni keerai poriyal/stirfry included twice or thrice a week in our diet is a wonderful remedy to stay healthy. 

Ponnanganni oil/thailam is very famous in Tamil Nadu and is used for treating headaches and also for treating excessive body heat during the summer months. For now friends I am going to share this Ponnanganni Keerai Kootu, do try it for sure and post your comments. Meanwhile do check out other Keerai Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Ponnanganni Keerai Kootu with step by step photos…

Monday, 12 February 2018

Moong Dal Gravy/Split Green Gram Gravy/Paasi Paruppu Kuzhambu [No Onion No Garlic Gravy]/பாசி பருப்பு குழம்பு

Today, I am going to share a very simple, delectable and quick – Moong Dal Gravy. If you are looking for a recipe without onions and garlic then you have landed in the right place. This is thick, rich and creamy gravy that is perfect for vegetarian lunch and on vrat/fasting days. You can serve this Moong Dal Gravy with hot cup of white rice or with rotis/chapatti or idli/dosa. Meanwhile do check out other interesting South Indian Gravies/Dals/Sambars/Rasams here. Do try out this quick Moong dal gravy and post your comments here. Also check out other easy moong dal sambar here.

Here’s how to make Moon Dal Gravy with step by step photos...

Friday, 11 November 2016

Paruppu Keerai Pasiparuppu Kadaiyal/Purslane With Dal/Verdolaga[Mexican Parsely] cooked with Dal

Before going into the recipe I would to share a little about paruppuKeerai/Purslane/Verdolagas which I googled and read about in various websites[specialityproduce, Wikipedia, nutrition and you etc]. Though I have been eating this paruppu keerai since I was a kid, I was really surprised to read a lot of interesting facts and how it’s been used all over the world. The greens which I am sharing here is called as Paruppu Keerai in Tamil, Purslane in English and Verdolagas in Spanish and is very common in central Mexico. The stem, leaves and  the beautiful yellow flowers of paruppu keerai/verdolagas are all edible and have a slightly salty, slightly tangy and acidic flavor. The slight tangy taste adds up great taste when we make soups and stir fries, and its juicy leaves can be used to add texture to salads.


 Purslane/Paruppu Keerai is very common around world, in Mexican cuisine they are commonly paired with pork, tamales, stews and eggs. In Japan it is commonly pickled and served with rice. In Russia, Turkey and Lebanon it is used in a variety of salads ranging from tabbouleh to potato salad. It has long been used in Chinese medicine. In South India, they are cooked with dals, stir fries, soups etc. Paruppu Keerai/Purslane is rich in potassium and magnesium. The soft, succulent leaves are rich in Omega -3 fatty acids which help in lowering blood pressure and regulate cholesterol levels. This wonderful green leaves are rich in dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. It is an excellent source of Vitamin A , C and some B-complex vitamins like riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine and carotenoids as well as dietary minerals such as iron, magnesium, potassium and manganese. With this, I think it’s time for me to move on to the recipe. Do try out this Paruppu Keerai/Verdolagas pasiparuppu kadaiyal and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interestingKeerai recipes and different varieties of Greens/Keerais here.

Here’s how to make Paruppu Keerai Kadaiyal with step by step photos…


Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Bonda Mor Kuzhambu/Ullundhu Bonda Mor Kuzhambu/Urad Dal Fritters in Spiced Yogurt Curry

Today I am going to share a very traditional recipe of Tamil Nadu, it is one of the most authentic delicacy served in weddings and full meal course. We usually make more kuzhambus with different types of vegetables or even just plain more kuzhambu, but this one is just awesome. The bondas made out of urad dal, are soaked in water and then dropped into the more kuzhambu, which absorbs the spicy butter milk and is extremely soft, which in turn just melts in your mouth and taste heavenly. Do try it out friends and post your comments here. Keep visiting for more delightful recipes from my kitchen.

Here’s how to make Bonda More Kuzhambu with step by step photos…

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Murungai Keerai Sambar/Drumstick Leaves Sambar/Murungai Keerai Sambar Recipe

Today I am going to share a very healthy and loving recipe – murungai keerai sambar from my kitchen. We have Murugaikeerai tree[mom’s house] in our backyard, so I have decided to share lot more drumstick leaves recipe in the following post. If you have murugai keerai tree in your back yard it means you have a doctor at home. It has excellent medicinal values and is a cure for lots of diseases. It has the amazing healing power to cure wounds inside the stomach, reduces headache and bloody diarrhea. Murungaikeerai purifies our blood and excretes all the toxins out of our body. It is an excellent source of calcium and helps in building stronger bones and teeth. They also contain abundant amount of potassium which plays a vital role in brain development. I have shared a few benefits of murungai keerai in this post and will be sharing more benefits about the same in the upcoming post. For now, do try out this wonderful, traditional and authentic murungaikeerai sambar and post your comments here. Mean while do not forget to check out other sambar varieties here.

Here’s how to make Murungaikeerai Sambar….

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Kumbakonam Kadappa

Kumbakonam Kadappa is a scrumptious side dish prepared for idlis and dosas.  Kadappa is simple yet a flavorful curry made with moong dal, potatoes and coconut paste. It is very popular and common in Thanjavur/Tanjore, Kumbakonam and Thiruvarur. Do try out this delectable Kumbakonam Kadappa and post your feedback. Have a great day and enjoy.

Here’s how to make Kumbakonam Kadappa with step by step photos…

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Thirunelveli Sambar - Tamil Nadu Special

Thirunelveli also known as Nellai is a city in the Southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is located on the banks of Thamirabarani River. Thirunelveli has a number of historical monuments, the Nellaiappar Temple being the most prominent. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and worshiped as Nellaiappar. Thiru-Nel-Veli(Thiru –shri, Nel –Paddi, Veli-Fence). It is believed that food grains collected for worship at the temple were protected from the floods by the fence, hence the name [source:www.Tirunelveli.com]. Apart from temples and natural beauty, Thirunelveli is famous for Iruttu Kadai Halwa, Sodhi and many more recipes. Today I am going to share with you all a very famous Thirunelveli Sambar which has unique flavor, taste and aroma. Do try out this Thirunelveli sambar and post your comments. Meanwhile, do check out other sambar varieties ,I have posted earlier.

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

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Tiffin Sambar – Restaurant Style

Hello friends,
It’s been more than a month after I have posted any recipes, I am really sorry for the long break. I have got several requests from lot of my readers, asking for many recipes. I will surely post the recipes soon. For today, I am going to share with you all a very traditional South Indian tiffin sambar which can be made very easily with less ingredients and in a jiffy. Do try out this finger licking tiffin sambar and have a great day. I have already posted another variety of Tiffin sambar made with moong dal, do check it out as well.

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

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Pottukadalai Sambar/Roasted Gram Sambar/Dalia Sambar

Sambar is a South Indian delight prepared in all the houses either as side dish or for lunch to be had with white rice. We make different types of sambar like drumsticks sambar, small onion sambar, milagai killi potta sambar, pachhaparuppu sambar, arachu vitta sambar, paruppu kuzhambu, paruppu thakkali etc. But each sambar has unique taste and different from one another. Even adding different types of vegetables adds different taste to the sambar. In this post I am going to share a very healthy and unique Pottukadalai sambar, made with just roasted gram/pottukadalai and vegetables. Do try out this healthy and finger licking sambar and post your comments. Do not forget to check out other interesting and delightful Sambar Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Pottukadalai/Roasted gram sambar with step by step photos…