Kondai Kadalai Sundal/Chick peas Sundal

20th Oct, 2012 Check out my other NAVARATHRI RECIPES HERE Navarathri is fully underway and everyone is happy munching on sundals and enjoying the golu. Kondai kadalai sundal or vella kadalai sundal is one sundal that is a crowd pleaser.

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Karamani Sundal (salt version) / Black eye beans Sundal

  Karamani Sundal is yet another famous sundal made during navarathri. I generally make sweet sundal out of Karamani and this time I thought I will make the salt variation. The preparation is pretty similar to the Moong dal sundal,

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Paal Kozhukattai (Rice flour and coconut dumplings simmered in sweet sauce)

Paal Kozhukattai is one of my Grandmother’s signature recipes. In my Patti’s house the palagaram is always accompanied with a sweet. She never makes just the savory for dinner. This is one such delicacy that we get to eat on

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Pachai Payaru Sweet sundal/Whole moong dal sweet sundal

14th Oct, 2012 This is my second Sundal recipe for Navarathri. Since the first recipe, Moong dal sundal, was a savory version, I thought I would do a sweet sundal. Whole moong dal is very nutritious and making this as

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Payatham paruppu Sundal/Moong dal Sundal/Split green gram dal sundal

13Oct, 2012 Navarthri is around the corner and this is the time when there is no shortage of protein in any kitchen. I love navarathri and having people over for golu. It is that time of the year when we

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Apple Halwa (Indian desert made with apples)

This is another attempt of creating an Indian recipe with apples. Earlier, I had made Apple pickle and Apple rasam to keep up with my idea of having an Indian flavor profile as a theme.  Apple halwa was such a

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Appam/Nei Appam/Sweet Appam/Vella Appam

19th Sept, 2012 Appam is a traditional South Indian sweet made as Neivedhiyam/Offering to the god during several festival and Pooja’s. There is couple of different ways to make them and this is one of them. The recipe here is

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Carrot Kheer/ Carrot Payasam

29th Aug, 2012 It was my husband’s star Birthday yesterday and I was aware of it only in the morning when my MIL calls from India to wish him. I absolutely had no idea what special to cook. Also, my

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Rava (Semolina) Kesari and Semiya (Vermicelli) kesari

May 10th, 2011 I have to admit that my mother makes the best kesari in the whole world (I am sure that every mother is the same). I try my best to get closer to what she makes and I

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