Peanut Sundal recipe. This can be prepared for pooja in Navarathri days. Also suited for poriyal & tea-time snack.
Raw peanut- 200g; oil;salt;mustard seeds; curry , coriander leaves; coconut; asafoetida;
Channa Dhal -1 tsp : coriander seeds -1 tsp : red chillies -4 : jeera _1/2 tsp
Dry roast and make it to a fine powder.
Soak peanut for 6 hours. Cook for 3 whistles. Add salt & cook in open lid for 2 minutes. In 1 spoon oil, fry mustard seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves. Add peanuts, powder & cook in slow flame for 2 mins. Add coconut, coriander leaves.
Kalkandu Pal Pongal recipe made using Kalkandu (Rock Candy). Using kalkandu and milk gives a creamy sweet pongal. This is a prasadham commonly used for pooja.
Raw rice – 1 small cup : kalkandu – 1 1/2 cup: milk -2 cup : ghee-3 tsp: cardamon powder- 1/4 spoon: cashew nuts : dry grapes
Wash and soak rice for 30 minutes. Boil 3 cups of water and 1 cup of milk, add rice, cook for 3 whistles. Put kalkandu in 1 cup of water and boil it to melt. Mash the cooked rice well, add kalkandu water, 1 cup of milk, and cook in slow flame for 3 minutes. In a spoon of ghee fry cashew nuts, dry grapes, add this to pongal. Add cardamon powder and 2 spoons of ghee.
Aval Sundal is a Navaratri special recipe made using aval (Rice Flakes), chick peas
You can make quick recipes using Rice Flakes. No need to cook, just soak and do Uppma, sweets, Gheer, etc.. Aval Sundal Recipe is suitable for breakfast, dinner, Snacks and also for lunch. You can do this as prasadam for Navarathri.
Thick Rice flakes -1 cup, Channa -1/4 cup, Onion -1/2, green chillies -4, oil, salt, mustard seeds, gram, ulund Dhal, asafoetida, turmeric powder, Lemon juice -1 tsp, curry, coriander leaves.
Soak Channa for 8 hours and cook for 2 whistles. Wash and soak the Rice flakes for 30 minutes. Add salt for Channa and Soaked Rice flakes. In 3 spoons of oil Fry mustard seeds, dhals, onion, chilly powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida, curry leaves. Add Channa and rice flakes without water. Mix well and add coriander leaves. Switch off and add Lemon juice. Aval Sundal is ready.
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How to Select, Buy Red Chilly & How to make Home-Made Powder.
Buy long red chilies without the stalk part. Dry roast in batches for 1 minute. Put in sunlight for 4-5 hours. IT should break with a crisp crack , after keeping in sunlight. Give it in grinding mills & make it as a fine powder. Don’t close immediately, let the heat out by putting the powder in a wide bowl till it drops down to room temperature. Store it in a dry container & handle dryly.
How to select , coriander seeds, make home made Coriander powder.
Select dark, whole coriander seeds,.Dry roast in batches for 3 minutes until u get nice aroma. Put in a wide bowl and keep in sunlight for 3,4 hours. Give in mill and grind it smoothly. Do not cover, it will be hot, put in wide bowl and keep for 1 hour until it get into room temperature. Store in dry container ,handle without moisture.
If you forget adding salt to your briyani items, here is a tip to add salt after cooking
Mix salt in 2 spoons of hot water, pour it into briyani , mix well gently. close ,keep in low flame for 3 minutes. switch off and open it after 5 minutes.Now your briyani is ready with salt.