Anubala's Kitchen

Karuppu Kondakadalai Sundal

Karuppu Kondakadalai Sundal

Today is the ninth day of Navrathri ( navami). Divine Mother is worshipped in the form of Siddhidhatri. Siddhidhatri is the one who gives all the siddhis. Siddhi means perfection. When you want something, and if before the want arises it is available to you, that is called Siddhi (when you receive before you evenRead more about Karuppu Kondakadalai Sundal… Read More!

Kondakadalai Sundal

Kondakadalai Sundal

Today is the sixth day of Navrathri. Divine Mother is worshipped as Kathyayini. Kathyayini means one who nurtures, one who embodies the value of caring and sharing. She is worshipped by young girls to get a good husband. Kathyayini signifies the finer qualities of a being in a relationship. Today, I made kondakadalai ( chickpeasRead more about Kondakadalai Sundal… Read More!

Thenga Manga Pattani Sundal

Thenga Manga Pattani Sundal

Today is the fourth day of Navrathri. Divine mother is worshipped as Kushmanda today. Kushmanda means pumpkin. The significance of this form is that the whole creation is like a pumpkin. Like a pumpkin which has many seeds and each seed contain the potential to form a new pumpkin, the Divine mother contains the entireRead more about Thenga Manga Pattani Sundal… Read More!

Moong dal and Millet Pakoda

Moong dal and Millet Pakoda

Today is the 2nd day of Navrathri. Brahmacharya is the second among the Navadurgad. Brahmacharya means celibacy. Celibacy brings a lot of strength. Brahmacharya also means moving in infinity( Brahma means infinity and charya means moving). The more joyful you are, the less you feel the body. The more you are in the infinite consciousness,Read more about Moong dal and Millet Pakoda… Read More!

Corn Kadala Paruppu Sundal

Corn Kadala Paruppu Sundal

Navrathri starts from 13th of October this year . It’s a tradition in most of the tamil brahmins family to keep Golu . It’s actually a display of different varieties of dolls. Idols of God, sages, normal human beings, animals, plants and non living things are kept as a display. The spiritual significance is thatRead more about Corn Kadala Paruppu Sundal… Read More!

Mixed Dal

Mixed Dal

Many years back, I learnt to do this simple and delicious Mixed dal from a TV cookery show. It’s very mild in flavour and very aromatic. Different spices are used to create a very beautiful balance in flavour. The highlight of this dish is that it’s simple, cooked with basic ingredients, very healthy, delicious andRead more about Mixed Dal… Read More!

Dal Tadka

Dal Tadka

This dal is a very easy to make, healthy, rich, creamy, restaurant style and delicious.If you have to whip up something quick and tasty, this recipe will be very handy for you. I have made this many times at home and family has always enjoyed this dish:) Ingredients Moong dal ( green gram dal/ pasiRead more about Dal Tadka… Read More!

Chinna Vengaya Arachuvitta Sambar

Chinna Vengaya Arachuvitta Sambar

My husband had been travelling for the past two weeks. He came back only today morning. He had told me that he was getting sick of eating out and was just waiting to come back to home food. So, our lunch at home was his favourite menu, a traditional and simple Tamil Brahmin meal. ArachuvittaRead more about Chinna Vengaya Arachuvitta Sambar… Read More!

Yogurt Tuvar dal

Yogurt Tuvar dal

This is very a different, creamy and a delicious dish from the Gujarati cuisine. Instead of tomatoes, sour yogurt is used in this recipe to give a tangy taste to this dal. Yogurt gives a rich and creamy texture to the dal and also enhances the protein and calcium content the dal. It is veryRead more about Yogurt Tuvar dal… Read More!

Moong and Millet Pizza

Moong and Millet Pizza

Necessity is the mother of invention or creating something new. Today that’s what happened to me. I had planned to make moong dal and millet savoury pancakes for my daughter for the evening snack. To make it more appealing for her, I had planned to to add carrot and cheese. She usually eats savoury pancakesRead more about Moong and Millet Pizza… Read More!