Menthikura-Pesarapappu Chaaru (Methi-Moongdal Soup)

Methi and moong dal are a good combination to make pappu or dal. But in this recipe, the consistency is more like a soup instead of thick like a dal. Soup is flavored with freshly made spice powder made with coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds and peppercorns. This makes the dish taste very earthy and spicy. Finally adding lemon juice to the rasam/ soup gives it the required tang or zing that makes this dish super delicious.

Arisi Upma

Blogging Marathon# 49: Week 2/ Day 1 Theme: Cooking for 1 Dish: Arisi Upma I will be ‘Cooking for 1’ this week. Ever since I started cooking, just cooking for myself has rarely happened. Back in the grad school days, my roomies and I used to cook for the whole gang. After getting married, never got to cook for just 1. But with my husband traveling a lot lately and both the kids in the school, there are days when I have to cook for myself.

Gujarati Khichdi

Blogging Marathon# 49: Week 1/ Day 1 Theme: Weekend Brunch Recipes Dish: Gujarati Khichdi My theme for the first week of this month’s marathon is ‘Brunch Recipes’. Brunch should be hearty and filling, but not too filling that it is going to make you take an early afternoon nap. Also since we are skipping breakfast to eat brunch, it should be nutritious enough to keep you going and charged for at least 3~4 hours. With all those in mind, here’s a one pot dish that is sure to keep you full and energized until the next meal. Being a south…