Hello All.... I'm back! Blogging after almost 3 months. The summer vacation is over!!! Before we could realise its a peak of summer, the weather turned cold :-(
We went to India for our vacation and had a very good time there. Now, back to routines !

Will catch up with all your blogposts and delicious recipes soon.

Coming to the recipe, these are the neivedyams i made for Saraswathy pooja. (Sorry! for the delayed post)
Parupu payasam, Both sweet and spicy whole moong sundal and medhu vadas. I have already posted my medhu vada recipe here.

Parupu Payasam

  • Moong dal - 1/2 cup
  • Channa dal - 1/4 cup
  • Dark Brown sugar - 3/4 cup (or as per taste)
  • Cardamom - 3 or 4 crushed
  • Coconut milk powder - 1 tsp
  • Camphor - a pinch
  • Cashews - few
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
How to make it:

Cook moong and channa dal together until just done with water. Add the powdered brown sugar and mix it well. Let it boil until it becomes little thick. Add the cardamom powder and coconut milk powder. Add the cashews fried in little ghee and a pinch of camphor. Serve hot!


Soak whole green moong dal overnight. Pressure cook until done.

Sweet sundal

  • Whole green moong dal - 1/2 cup
  • Brown sugar - 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup
  • Cardamom - 2 or 3 crushed
  • Coconut - 2 tbsp, shredded
  • Cashews - few, fried in ghee
How to make it:

Dissolve brown sugar in water and bring it to a boil. Add the cooked whole moong, coconut and cardamom and cook until it becomes thick. Garnish with cashews fried in ghee.

Spicy sundal

  • Whole green moong dal - 1/2 cup
  • Coconut - 2 tbsp, shredded
  • Dried red chillies - 2 or 3
  • Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Asafoetida - a pinch
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - as required
  • Curry leaves - few
How to make it:

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and when it splutters, add red chillies and urad dal. Add the moong, asafoetida, chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. Add shredded coconut and garnish with curry leaves.

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19 Responses
  1. Unknown Says:

    welcome back Anu.. nice entries..

  2. Priya Suresh Says:

    Welcome Back Anu..missed ur delicious dishes...Lovely sweet and sundal..

  3. Welcome back anu..both the dishes luks yummmmy....pls check my ongoing event "Diwali 2009" on my blog..

    Thank u

  4. Welcome back Anu with such lovely dishes...thats an awesome platter :)

  5. welcome back Anu... lovely dishes...

  6. Welcome back Anu..:) u had a great time at home rite..:)..Lucky you..!
    Nice dishes for nivedyam..I was invited to a friend's place n had some of these yummies like sundal.:)

  7. Vidhya Says:

    welcome back Anu and I love that paruppu payasam. Its one of my favorite...

  8. welcome back...glad to know that u enjoyed ur trip..yummy recipes dear..

  9. lata raja Says:

    Hi Anu, Glad you are back with delicious dishes!! Nice payasam and sundal.

  10. Unknown Says:

    kalakarey anu kalakarey..konjam inga anuparathu...Ur neighbours are so lucky ;)

  11. Srilakshmi Says:

    Great to you have you back! Love the Neivedyam

  12. Welcome back Anu, lovely entries.

  13. Sanghi Says:

    Welcome back anu.. yummy sweet dear! Do some gheeish sweets for my FIL-ghee sweets event!!

  14. Cynthia Says:

    Hey Anu, good to have you back.

  15. miss v Says:

    glad you had a nice break. i can't wait for more posts to come. :)

  16. vidhas Says:

    Welcome back anu. yummy payasamand sundal.

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