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Saturday 15 March 2014

Lemon Dal [Thoor Dal with Lemon] Recipe/Nimmakaya Pappu Recipe/How to make Lemon Dal with step by step photos

Lemon Dal/Nimmakaya pappu is a very special, simple to make delicious and comforting dal. It is a very popular and a common dish prepared in AndhraPradesh –South India. This simple yet delectable lemon dal is tangy and perfectly balanced with the addition of green chillies and red chillies.

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

Friday 8 November 2013

Lemon Couscous – Indian Style/Lemon Couscous Recipe/How to make Lemon Couscous Recipe with step by step photos

Couscous is a traditional Berber [kind of food eaten in North Africa] dish of semolina which is cooked by steaming. It is traditionally served with meat or vegetables. Couscous is a staple food throughout the North African cuisines of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Mauritania and Libya. The process of manufacturing couscous is labour-intensive. The semolina is sprinkled with water and rolled with the water and rolled with hands to form small pellets, sprinkled with dry flour to keep them separate and then sieved. Any pellets which are too small to be finished granules of couscous and fall through the sieve are again rolled and sprinkled with dry semolina and rolled into pellets. [Info source: Wikipedia]. These pellets are packed and sold in the shop as couscous. Here I have prepared the same couscous with Indian spices and lemon juice. This lemon couscous can be had for lunch with any vegetable stir fry or for dinner with just pickles. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Breakfast Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Lemon Couscous with step by step photos…

Tuesday 7 January 2014

Healthy Lemon Oats Upma [For Breakfast or For Dinner]/Lemon Oats Upma Recipe/Oats Upma Recipe/How to make Lemon Oats Upma with step by step photos

Today in Priya’s Virundhu, I am sharing with you all a very Healthy Lemon Oats Upma. I received emails from my subscribers requesting for healthy and quick breakfast recipes. So I thought of sharing this quick, healthy and tangy oats upma. If you are a fan of lemon rice, then you will surely love this lemon oats upma. The best part of this upma is it does not need any side dish and also can be served evening snacks for your kids. Meanwhile check out other interesting and healthy Breakfast Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Lemon Oats Upma with step by step photos….

Wednesday 11 December 2019

Black Urad Dal Ladoo/Karuppu Ullundhu Urundai/Karuppu Ullundhu Ladoo/கருப்பு உளுந்து உருண்டை –Black Urad Dal Urundai with Jaggery with Video in English & Tamil

Black Urad Dal Ladoo/Karuppu Ullundhu Urundai is a very tasty and healthy snack that can be made in no time with very less ingredients. My grandma used to make it for me and my sister when we were small and now I am making it for my girls. If you have girl child or women at home this is one recipe that you must know to keep them hale and healthy. You must ask me why? Here it is, Black urad dal is one of the richest sources of proteins and Vitamin B which is essential for women. It is loaded with iron, folic acid, calcium, magnesium and potassium which make this black urad dal a perfect health package for pregnant women.
 Another major ingredient in this urundai is jaggery. Jaggery we all know has numerous health benefits, its packed with iron and folate and prevents anaemia and boosts the hemoglobin level, helps in joint pain, is a wonderful blood purifier, controls blood pressure, prevents respiratory problems and is a wonderful alternative to white sugar. 

The third important ingredient is ghee. We all know ghee has incredible health benefits and is one of the treasured food in ayurveda. Ghee plays a vital role in balancing hormones and maintains a healthy cholesterol level. It is loaded with plenty of omega 3 fatty acids along with Vitamin A. Ghee is a good source of energy and one important thing to keep in mind is, it is a source of good fat, great for your heart and skin. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Ladoo Varieties here & other Diwali Sweets & Snacks here.

Here’s how to make Black Urad Dal Ladoo/Karuppu ullundhu Urundai with step by step photos…

Thursday 26 September 2013

Kadalai Paruppu Sundal/Chana Dal Sundal [Navarathri Special]

We make different varieties of sundals as neivedhyam during Navarathiri. Each day one type of sundal is prepared and offered to goddess and given as prasad to friends and families. Kadalai paruppu sundal is a very easy and healthy sundal which can be prepared very quickly and offered as neivedhyam or as a healthy evening snack. Do check here for other Varieties of Sundal.

Here’s how to make Kadalai Paruppu Sundal with step by step photos….

Friday 6 September 2019

Ulundhu Kozhukattai Kozhukattai/Urud Dal Kozhukattai Recipe/Urad dal Modakam Recipe/Uppu Kozhukattai/Kara Kozhukattai/How to make Ullundhu Kozhukattai Recipe with step by step photos-Vinayaka Chathurthi Special

Today, I am going to share the most commonly prepared savory version of Kozhukattai for Vinayaka Chathurthi – Ulundhu Kzohukattai. Kozhukattai’s are special offering made for lord Ganesha. They are dumplings made with rice flour, either with sweet or savory stuffing. I have already posted Sweet modakama withkadalaiparuppu & jaggery poornam, sweet modakam with coconut & jaggerypoornam, Paal kozhukattai with vellam, Sweet Pidi kozhukattai, easy uppuurundai, Ammini Kozhukattai, Samai Uppu Kozhukattai and many other special VinayagaChathurthi  recipes.  please check out the links for the recipes. Do try out this Ulundhu Kozhukattai and post your comments here.

Here’s how to make Ulundhu Kozhukattai with step by step photos…

Wednesday 14 August 2013

Lemon Rice/Elumichai Sadham –South Indian Special

Lemon rice/Elumichai Sadam is a very common, traditional and authentic dish prepared in all most all South Indian homes. This heavenly tasting lemon rice is always paired with Potato Masala/Fry, it is like they are made for each other and is totally unbeatable. Lemon rice is a very simple and quick dish to prepare and comes in handy for lunch box. Not only just lunch box but also for travel, it does not get spoilt because of the lemon juice which acts as a natural preservative. Lemon rice is also prepared during special pooja days, Seemandhams and Valaikappus(Baby shower). In my earlier post I had mentioned about the valaikappus . In Valaikappu’s/Seemandham’s 5 or 7 or 9 different types of variety rice is prepared for the occasion and lemon rice plays a vital role in it. Check out my other Valaikappu Rice Varieties here, I will be updating all the rice varieties one by one in my future posts.

Usually Lemon rice is prepared with Potato Masala/Fry but today I prepared Spinach Pakoras and served it as side dish.

Here’s how to make Lemon rice with step by step photos…

Tuesday 3 January 2017

Keerai Vadai/Arai Keerai & Siru Keerai Vadai/Keerai Vadai with Channa Dal/Keerai Masala Vadai/ Mixed Keerai Masala Vadai/Kadalai Paruppu Keerai Vadai

Today I am going to share a very tempting Keerai Masal Vadai. Keerai vadai can be made with either urad dal or channa dal. I have already posted keerai vadai made with Urad dal. This Keerai vadai is made with channa dal along with Arai keerai and Siru keerai. You can choose Keerai Variety of your choice and this surely is one short cut method to get your kids to eat greens. Do try out this Keerai Vadai and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other Evening Snacks and Vadai Varieties here. Also do not forget to check out other interesting Keerai Varieties and Keerai Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Keerai Vadai with step by step photos….

Sunday 28 April 2013

Methi Dal Recipe/ Vendhaya Keerai Paruppu Kadaiyal/Vendhaya Keerai Kadaiyal with step by step photos

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…

Wednesday 3 December 2014

Cabbage Vadai Recipe/Cabbage Paruppu Vadai Recipe/Cabbage Vadai with Channa Dal/MuttaiGose Vadai with Kadalai Paruppu

Making different types of snacks for the guest, our family and especially for kids is always a pleasure. We make different types of vadai, but adding vegetables to them is another way to make our kids eat vegetables. I know this might not be the healthy version, but we are not going to make fried foods every day at home, so making them once in a while is totally fine.

Here’s how to make Cabbage Vadai with step by step photos…

Tuesday 18 February 2014

Dill Leaves Vadai Recipe/Dill leaves Kadalai Paruppu Vadai/Dill Leaves Paruppu Vadai Recipe/Dill Leaves Vadai with Channa Dal

Dill leaves vadai is a very aromatic, delicate tasting and flavourful vada. Before going into the recipe I would like to share a few things about Dill leaves. Dill is native to Mediterranean and East European regions. Dill leaves are feathery, fern like and dark green in colour. Fresh and dried dill leaves are widely used as herbs in Russia, Germany, Greece, Poland, Norway and many other countries. In India dill is known as shepu in Marathi, savaa in Hindi, soa in Punjabi, sadhakuppu in Tamil, soa-kura in Telugu, sabbasige soppu in Kannada and chathakuppa in Malayalam. Dill is a unique plant, because both its leaves and seeds are used as seasoning. It is rich in vitamin A, C, B6, folates, riboflavin, calcium, iron and other important minerals. Dill has an essential oil called Eugenol, which has been in therapeutic use as local anaesthetic and antiseptic. Eugenol also has been found to reduce sugar levels in diabetics. Dill seeds have been used in traditional medicines for digestion, as disinfectant, for more milk production in nursing mothers and to cure neurological symptoms like headaches and neural instability. [Information collected from various websites including Wikipedia]. Do check out other Vadai Varieties here and other interesting Starters/EveningSnacks/Appetizers here.

Here’s how to make Dill leaves Vadai with step by step photos…

Monday 15 September 2014

Lemon Sevai with Idiyappam sticks/Elumichhai Sevai/Lemon Rice Sevai

We can different types of sevai with idiyappam like coconut sevai, tomato sevai, puliyodarai sevai, sweet sevai etc, but I always love to have lemon sevai. Idiyappam/sevai is a very common and delectable South Indian breakfast made with rice flour. When you have left over idiyappam you can always flavour them with lemon or coconut or tomato or any ingredient of your choice. Here I have used the readymade concord rice sevai to make this lemon sevai. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Breakfast Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Lemon Sevai with step by step photos…

Monday 28 January 2013

Masala vadai Recipe/Paruppu Vadai Recipe

A very yummy delicious masala vadai from my kitchen to your's. My kids love masala vadai, its crispy outside and crunchy inside.  Just give it a go, you will surely fall in love with this wonderful recipe. Do check out other Vadai Varieties here also checkout other interesting and tempting Starters/Evening Snacks/Appetizers here.

Here's how to make it with step by step photos...


Channa Dal/Kadalai Paruppu

1 cup

Dry Red Chillies


Fennel Seeds/Sombu

1.5 tsp


1 big finely chopped

Green Chillies

2 finely chopped


1 inch piece finely chopped

Garlic Cloves

4-5 finely chopped

Coriander Leaves/Kothamalli

3 tbsp finely chopped

Curry Leaves/Karuvepillai

10-12 finely chopped


As needed


For frying

 Preparation Time: 15 minutes                           Recipe Category: Starter/Evening Snack

Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes                            Recipe Cuisine: Tamil Nadu, India

Author: Priya Anandakumar

Wash and soak the channa dhal for two to three hours. Drain the water completely and keep it aside. 

Now grind channa dhal, fennel seeds, red chillies to a coarse mixture, make sure you don't make it in to a paste. You should be able to see the dhal here and there. Transfer it to a bowl.

Now add finely chopped onions, green chillies, garlic,ginger, coriander leaves, curry leaves, salt to the dhal and mix them together.

Do not add water, you can sprinkle some water when grinding the dhal if you think it is dry.  It will look crumbly but you will be able to make vada's easily. Then make lemon sized ball out of the mixture, pat them on your palm to form a circle to medium thickness.

Heat oil in a pan and deep fry them until golden brown. Yes, now yummy yummy masala vadai is ready to be served. 

Enjoy your pleasant evening with this yummy crunchy masala vadai with a hot cup of tea...

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Wednesday 30 July 2014

Green Peas Vadai Recipe/Dried Green Peas Vadai Recipe/Pacchai Patani Vadai Recipe/How to make Green Peas Vadai with step by step photos

Today I am going to share with you all a very quick, easy, colourful and tempting evening snack. This Green Peas Vadai is totally irresistible and another shortcut to get the kids to try the dried green peas. There are certain dishes which look very complicated, everybody might think this vadai is also in the same category. But to tell you the truth, this is one of the easiest fool proof and hazzle free vadais.  Do try this Green Peas Vadai for your evening snack with a cup of hot tea or coffee, then you will surely agree with me. Meanwhile do check out other interesting Starters/EveningSnacks/Appetizers here.

Here’s how to make Green Peas Vadai with step by step photos…

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 22 October 2016

Thattai Recipe /How to Make Thattai/Diwali Special

Thattai is a crispy and crunchy snack that is very addictive and one of my favorite savories. Thattai is usually made during Diwali ,Krishna Jayanthi and other festive occasions. Now that Diwali is fast approaching, I thought of sharing with you all, this  foolproof, authentic and traditional recipe. Do try it out friends and post your comments here. Meanwhile, do check out other interesting Diwali Sweets and Diwali Snack varieties here.

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

Thursday 13 March 2014

Carrot Kosumalli/Carrot & Moong Dal Salad

Today I am going to share with you all a very simple, healthy and colourful salad/kosumalli. Kosumalli is a salad made with raw vegetables and soaked moong dal. Kosumalli is a very popular and traditional salad prepared on special festival days, weddings and meals in South India.

Here’s how to make Carrot Kosumalli with step by step photos…

Monday 6 January 2020

Dhuvadasi Rasam/Poricha Rasam/Poricha Rasam Recipe /Poricha Saathamudhu – Rasam Without Tamarind, Tomatoes or lemon/ Special Rasam for Fasting days

In South India we make different types of Rasam, but this is, one special type of rasam prepared without tamarind or tomatoes or lemon. This rasam is called the Dhuvadasi Rasam or Poricha Rasam prepared on Dhuvadasai which falls after Ekadasi thithi. Ekadasi vratham is observing total fast [suddha upavasam] on Ekadasi Thithi. After fasting on Ekadasi day, people have a special food or thali called “Dhuvadasi Paranai” which is devised by our ancestors for breaking the fast and balance the acidity levels. So in this Dhuvadasi special meal, tamarind is totally avoided, since tamarind consumed on an empty stomach can cause ulcers and stomach problems. The freshly prepared masala has grated coconut and added to the rasam which is makes this rasam divine. Generally the Dhuvadasi menu consists of Mor Kuzhambu, Poricha Rasam, Nellikkai Thayir Pachadi, Agathi Keerai Poriyal, Poricha Kootu, Sundakkai Vatral fried in ghee, white rice, ghee, mango pickle, yogurt/thayir. I will be posting more of Dhuvadasi recipes in my future post.Do try out this Poricha Rasam and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and lip smacking Rasam Varieties here and other Vegetarian dals/Kootus/Sambar/Kurma varieties here.

Here’s how to make Poricha Rasam with step by step photos…

Wednesday 24 April 2013

Lemon Rasam/Elumichham Pazham Rasam/Lemon Rasam Recipe

South Indian Meals is never complete without rasam, there are different varieties of rasams and lemon rasam has a special place in it. The lemon rasam is made with thoor dhal or paasi paruppu so we get all the benefits of dhal and also in enriched with vitamin C because of the lemon juice. I used to crave this rasam a lot when I was pregnant and will ask my friend to make it and give. Ok guys, try out this lemon rasam you will surely love it. Check out my other  Rasam Varieties here...

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