Moong Dal Sundal (Vegan Mung bean Salad)

This healthy, nutritious and protein rich Moong dal Sundal is perfect to make for festivals. For the final day of this week’s blogging marathon, I have an easy to make, healthy and delicious Moong dal Sundal. I love lentils in all shapes and forms but I love them in simple dishes like this even more…

Simple South Indian Vegetarian Thali — Fresh Cucumber Salad Recipe

BM# 74: Week 3/ Day¬†2 Theme: Thalis/ Spreads Dish:¬†Simple South Indian Vegetarian Thali Today I have a simple South Indian vegetarian thali. Coming up with a menu is quite a task — picking dishes that complement each other is an art. So I took the help of my Dakshin cookbook. The author, Chandra Padmanabhan, has…

Vegetarian North Indian Thali — Dal Makhani Recipe

BM# 74: Week 3/ Day 1 Theme: Thalis/ Spreads Dish: Vegetarian North Indian Thali – Dal Makhani My theme for this week’s Blogging Marathon is ‘Thalis/ Spreads‘. I usually stay away from this theme because cooking a whole spread is a tedious and time-consuming thing and even if I did make the whole spread, I…

Orissa Sweet Khichdi

Orissa — Mitha Khechudi & Mitha Dali

Blogging Marathon# 39 – Indian States: Day 21 State: Orissa Dish: Mitha Khechudi & Mitha Dali (Sweet Khichdi with Sweet Dal) Today we are going to Odisha, formerly known as Orissa, located in the east coast of India. Orissa shares a border with Andhra Pradesh, but I never had a chance to visit it. My dad went there for work years ago and brought back a souvenir from Konark Sun Temple. I’ve seen his pictures at Puri Jagannath temple and Bhubaneshwar. That’s the most I knew about Orissa. Odisha has culinary tradition spanning centuries. I was really surprised to read…