Vellai Kondaikadalai Sundal/Stir fried Chick Pea for Pillayar Chathurthi

      Sundal or stir fried lentils are not only part of Navaratri (dosaikal/navaratri and the sundal connection), but also a speciality on pillayar chathurthi or ganesh chathurthi. Starting from the day Lord Ganesha stays at every home immediately after the chathurthi day celebrations, extending till the day his clay idol is immersed in the…

Paasi Paruppu Sundal/Stir fried Dehusked Green Gram Salad

  Here comes another Sundal/stir fried lentil to end the navaratri season. But sundals are not the sole speciality foods of Navaratri alone. They are very simple recipes yet highly potential protein foods providing essential nutrients to the body, both children and elders alike. As I had mentioned in earlier posts, sundals can be a…

Pachai Payaru Sundal/Hari Moong Sundal/Green Gram Salad

This is another sundal for navaratri – pachai payaru sundal. Pachai Payaru is also called Paasi Payaru. It is the whole green gram. All whole lentils are healthier because of the husk in them. This pachai payaru or green gram is very versatile too. Apart from the simple seasoned dal to go with rice or chappatis, various other dishes can be made out of this payaru. Pachai payaru payasam…