Sprouted Moong Beans Chaat

For the last recipe of the week, I had many ideas but chaat was not one of them. Had I had sprouted moong bean chaat on mind, I would have replaced sprouts stir fry with another recipe. The plan was to cook either a moong dal tikki, bottle gourd dal, dal soup, moong dal wadi […]

Moong Dal Dhokla ~ Savory Steamed Cake

When finalizing the list for moong dal recipes for this month’s Cooking Carnival, Cooking with Protein Rich Ingredients, I remembered the moong dal dhokla I tried when we did the Indian Cooking Odyssey couple of years ago. I ended up posting Khaman Dhokla and I completely forgot about this moong dal dhokla. When I considered […]

Moong Dal Vegetable Rice ~ Khichdi

I love one pot meals and specially rice varieties. Biryani, pulao and fried rice are on top of that list. When I need to fix something for myself, moong dal khichdi or pongal is one of my goto food and sometimes I keep this instant pongal mix handy in the fridge for such days. This […]

Moong Dal Laddu ~ Pesaru Pappu Muddalu

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, this and yesterday’s recipe was the main reason for picking moong as one of the ingredients for this month’s Cooking Carnival, Cooking with Protein Rich Ingredients. Moong dal laddu or pesaru pappu muddalu (Telugu translation – moong dal balls) is a traditional laddu prepared during Bathukkama celebrations. Moong dal […]

Ram Ladoo, a Street Food from Delhi

Welcome back to Cooking Carnival, Cooking with Protein Rich Ingredients. After a break on Sunday, I am back with a new sub theme for this week. This week I shall be posting recipes with moong / mung dal ~ green gram. In India, ⅓rd of the population is pure vegetarian which doesn’t consume even eggs. […]

Fenugreek Leaves Moong Dal Curry ~ Menthi Aaku Pesaru Pappu Koora

Letter ‘F’ was one of the tough letters in this A-Z challenge, Journey Through the Telangana Cuisine. I could not think of any regional food that starts with ‘F’. As I mentioned in my first post, there are a couple of extra clauses to the theme when dealing with such tough letters. One of them […]

Pesaru Garelu & a Mini Thali

Last month was my mother-in-law’s death anniversary ceremony and I had prepared a mini thali. When I cooked the meal that day, this week’s theme was not on my mind, though the blog was. Since I cooked so many items, I also wanted to utilize that cooking for the blog as well. Everything on that […]

Pesaru Pappu Charu ~ Pappu Kattu without Lime Juice

Pappu charu is a staple in almost all Telugu households. It is a tangy lentil stew and is a cousin of sambar, thinner in consistency and prepared without sambar powder. Toor dal is used for the traditional pappu charu and there is another version of pappu charu prepared with moong dal. Moong dal is green […]

Tiffin Sambar

Sambar is a lentil stew with lots of vegetables, cooked in tamarind juice and spiced with samabr powder. It is a common preparation in South Indian homes. I was always under the impression that the lentils used in sambar is toor dal or a mixture of toor and moong dal. I was surprised when I […]

Homemade Instant Pongal Mix ~ Khichdi Mix

When I saw the themes for this month’s blogging marathon and read even mixes are accepted for kitchen basics, first thing that came to mind was pongal mix. I remembered Shubha’s pongal mix which she shared in one of the social networking groups. Yes, this again is a recipe from a social networking group! However, […]

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