Snakegourd kootu/ Pudalangai kootu

Snake gourd kootu is a authentic side dish in South Indian cuisine. It is made with moong lentils. Any puli kulambu or Kara kulambu (Wil post these recipes soon) with this snake gourd kootu is a perfect combo. It can be had simply with rice and ghee. Ingredients : Snake gourd / pudalangai – 250gms Split moong dhal – 2 tbsp Onion – 1 Green … Continue reading Snakegourd kootu/ Pudalangai kootu


Ven pongal is a popular south indian breakfast dish made with rice and moong dhal. This is also known as ghee pongal or khara pongal. Venpongal with sambar and coconut chutney is a perfect combination. I make this often as breakfast and rarely for dinner. My hubby likes this most. Ingredients: Raw rice – 3/4 cup Moong dhal – 1/4 cup Mustard seeds – 1 … Continue reading Venpongal

Sweet ulundhu kanji/ Sweet black uradh dhal porridge

Black uradh dhal or Black gram is a very healthy pulse. This porridge can be made using split/whole black uradh dhal.   Ingredients: Black gram / Black uradh dhal (split or whole) – 100 gms Grated coconut – 1 tbsp Green cardamom – 3 nos Jaggery powder / Palm Jaggery powder – 150 gms Water – 4 cups Method: Soak the black gram for 4 … Continue reading Sweet ulundhu kanji/ Sweet black uradh dhal porridge