Pasi Paruppu Sundal & Rava Ladoo

"Thenga Maanga Pattani Sundal.....!" Chennai-tes could not have obviously missed this sound! Little boys and men carrying tins of Murukku and bowls of green peas sundal are just a common sight in Marina or Elliott's beach in Chennai. And I bet, none of us could have missed the yummy sundal topped with tangy scrapped mango, forgetting about the hygiene and indulging for a moment!! :)

Festive season or not, sundal is a favorite snack for most of us. Next to the beach sundal, home-made pasi paruppu sundal is my favorite. That complemented with a yummy, melt-in-mouth Rava Ladoo, bajjis and a steaming cup of Nescafe, perched by the window sill on the raining day!!! Mmm.. I'm lovin' it! (read aloud as in McD ad!)

Rava Ladoo is not anything new; it is a breeze to most of us. So I am not going to re-invent the wheel, just sharing with you all my version!

Pasi Paruppu Sundal / Moong dal Sundal
Split Yellow Moong dal snack
Serves 2

What we need:
Yellow Moong dal / Pasi Paruppu - 1 cup
Green Chilli - 1, minced
Fresh scrapped Coconut - 4 tbsp.
Mustard - 1 tsp.
Cumin (Jeera) - 1 tsp.
Asafoetida -a pinch
Oil - 1 tbsp.
Salt - 1 tbsp. or according to taste
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Water - as needed
A dash of lemon juice

How to do:
1. Wash and clean the dal. In a vessel, take the dal and fill with water just enough to cover it. Add a pinch of turmeric powder and cook until it starts to absorb the water. Take care that the dal should not be too mushy.
2. Heat oil and sputter mustard and jeera. When they are done, add the green chilli and curry leaves.
3. Add the cooked dal, salt and mix carefully not to mash the dal.
4. Garnish with coconut and remove from the flame.

Sprinkle a dash of lemon juice and enjoy it!

Serving suggestion for over-cooked dal

Side note:- Sometimes I over-cook the dal because I like the mashed texture.In case you over-cook the dal, just crease a small cup with a drop of oil, stuff it with the sundal and invert it on the serving plate. Sprinkle some coriander leaves and it is good to go the dining room!! For kiddies, you can also make it into small balls and serve.
Sending this to "My Legume Love Affair #22" started by Susan and hosted this month @ Ruchika Cooks

Rava Ladoo

What we need:
Rava / Sooji - 1 cup
Powdered Sugar - 3/4th cup Increase the quantity of sugar according to your taste
Ghee - 100 g
Cardamom Powder - 1 tbsp.
Cashews - 10 to 15 pieces

How to do:
1. Heat a tsp. of ghee. Add the cashews and fry till they start turning brown. Set aside a few pieces of cashew as whole and break the rest of them into tiny pieces.
2. Heat another tsp. of ghee and add the rava. Roast until a nice aroma starts emitting.
3. If you prefer a smooth ladoo, let the rava cool and powder it fine.
4. In a bowl, add rava, powdered sugar, cardamom powder, broken cashew pieces and mix well.
5. Slowly add the ghee spoon by spoon and mix well. After adding about 3/4th of the ghee, try to gather the mixture and make a ball.
Mom's tip: Amma used to say that the correct consistency is, when you gather the mixture into ball and drop it, it should fall back as 3 or 4 pieces and not as a powder.
6. Now that the mix is in the right consistency, make the balls into desired size. Take a full cashew and slowly press into the ball, without breaking it.

Since Ghee is the one of the main ingredient, sending this Rava Ladoo to Sanghi's FIL: Ghee Sweets.

Happy cooking and happy Blogging!!


Jeyashris Kitchen said...

i was searching for a perfect rava ladoo recipe after tasted in a friend's place during navaratri. This one looks perfect. And sundal looks yummy too. Healthy snack also.
And thanks for sharing the mom's tip for rava ladoo

Anupama said...

Very healthy sundal there :-)... rava ladoo looks inviting... yummmm

Tina said...

Rava ladoo looks yummy and so tempting.......

lata raja said...

Yummy ladoos and delicious sundal.Deepavali vandhaachchu poala!

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

Deepavali has started in ur kitchen I guess,,simply love ur rava ladooo

Unknown said...

Omg, am hungry now..Such a delicious rava ladoo & sundal rohini...Rava ladoo looks tempting dear..U r rocking gal!

Sushma Mallya said...

Both the dishes looks delicious esp rava ladoo..

Unknown said...

Yummy it has come out very nice....

Sanghi said...

Mmmm.. yummy rava ladoo dear! Thanks for the delicious entry!

Unknown said...

Lovely dishes! You made me nostalgic about the sundal in Besant nagar beach.

Chitra said...

both r looking very nice :)

Sree vidya said...

Perfect color.
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Rohini said...

Thanks a ton buddies!!
@Sanghi: The pleasure is mine!! :)
@ Divya: Yeah, Chennai Beach is something I really miss!
@Vidya: Thanks a ton dear...!

Sree vidya said...

Yup You are right!
It doesn't show up in IE
It comes in chrome and firefox.
Should find a solution.
The size is just 70 KB. No clue.
Thanks for the lovely feed back.

Hey your sundal transported me to Bessie!
Chennai is heaven!

Kanchan said...

Sundal is very new to me, will surely try it out !
And hey inch pinch even I prepared Rava Ladoo yesterday, I also added some mava to it ! :)

Kanchan said...

Forgot to compliment : Awesome snap of Rava Ladoo !! :)
I love greta snaps and have to mention :)

Priya Suresh said...

U have a lovely space ROhini...SUch a gorgeous rava laddoo and my fav pasiparuppu sundal, am inviting myself to ur place, hope if u some remaining laddoos and sundal na:)..

lubnakarim06 said... that mung dal sundal...looks yum...rava ladoo is my favourite...perfect and yum...

chef and her kitchen said...

Lovely laddoo n sundal..loved the idea of over cooked dal sundal...yummy:)

Malar Gandhi said...

Laadu looks so inviting to me!:) Sundal, a healthy one to go with the dessert, right. Nice entries, dear.

RV @ Food for 7 Stages said...

yummy yummy.. nice way to serve the over cooked dhal...

Uma said...

both dishes look delicious. First time here. YOu have a nice blog.

Rohini said...

@ Kanchan: Thanks dear
@ Priya: My doors are always open for you!! Feel free to drop in! :)
@ Prathiba, Malar, Kitchen Flavors, RV: Thanks dearies!
@ Uma: Thanks for dropping by!

ST said...

Looks very delicious and inviting dear:)

Neha said...

Rava ladoo looks gorgeous.., perfect..
Sundal's nice too...

Anshika said...

I loved your rava laddus. I will try making some of those if I get time in the Diwali offs.

Aruna Manikandan said...

Hi Rohini,

First time here..
Your Sundal and rava Ladoo both are perfect
Lovely Clicks.

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@lekshmi said...

looks yummy!!!