Navarathri Special Sundal: Channa Dal / Kadalai Paruppu Sundal (Soaking Optional)

Day 2 of Navarathri festival - a really easy, healthy and nutritious Channa Dal Sundal ! This is one of the easiest and tastiest sundals to make, as this legume requires considerably less soak time compared to the others. You can even make this directly without any soaking, by pressure cooking it for a little longer. … Continue reading Navarathri Special Sundal: Channa Dal / Kadalai Paruppu Sundal (Soaking Optional)

Navarathri Special Sundal Recipe: Brown Channa (Chickpeas)/Karuppu Kondakadalai Sundal

Happy Navarathri !! A while ago, I had blogged about Navarathri festivities at our home here along with a basic sundal recipe. This year, we're not setting up the dolls or having any festive celebrations; however, I will blog the recipe for one type of Sundal each of the 9 days 🙂 A 'sundal' in Tamil … Continue reading Navarathri Special Sundal Recipe: Brown Channa (Chickpeas)/Karuppu Kondakadalai Sundal

Ennai Kathirikkai Kuzhambu/Kozhambu ( Eggplant/Brinjal cooked in a Spiced Tomato-Tamarind-Coconut gravy) -No Onion No Garlic recipe- Step by Step

Ennai Kathrikkai Kuzhambu (South Indian style eggplant gravy) is the "bestseller" of our kitchen. This is actually a Tamil name, where 'ennai' means oil, 'kathirikai' is brinjal/eggplant, and 'kuzhambu'  means gravy. This is that one dish in our household that probably everyone, from elders to kids enjoy. Anybody, and I really mean anybody that visits … Continue reading Ennai Kathirikkai Kuzhambu/Kozhambu ( Eggplant/Brinjal cooked in a Spiced Tomato-Tamarind-Coconut gravy) -No Onion No Garlic recipe- Step by Step

Vazhaithandu Thayir Pachadi/South Indian Style Banana Stem Raita/Yoghurt Based Dip

The Banana tree (Vaazhai maram in tamil) is sacred to Indian culture. In South India especially, the tree grows abundantly and is an important part of both culture as well as cuisine. Even blessings in tamil contain the name of the tree, thats how important this is! 🙂 The tree is such that no part … Continue reading Vazhaithandu Thayir Pachadi/South Indian Style Banana Stem Raita/Yoghurt Based Dip