Monday, September 21, 2009

Navaratri Recipes | Navratri Special Day 3 ~ Mochai Sundal, Sakkari Pongal

Planning for today's neivedyam was hectic as I had to prepare the regular lunch along with the prasadam. And yes mulling over the many lentils is again another topic. We finally decided on the Mochai, which apparently Athamma is very fond of. She always keeps asking me to grab this for her.

So to her extreme pleasure, I had this soaked. And the rice variety decided for today is Sakkari Pongal or Bellam Annam. It's quite a tough job to match the perfect way that Amma makes, one of these days its my project. The end result is not soggy but seperate grains, yet the rice are so well cooked in jaggary and ghee.

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On the other hand since the Mochai has too much of flesh, I had to make the sundal a bit more spicy and flavoursome. After the pooja, we hurried to office. Its quite late and nothing seem to come to mind, so I leave you all with the recipe and hope to catch you tomorrow with much news!

Sakkari Pongal was little differant than what I have posted, so will get back to that recipe soon.

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An adapted version of this Mochai sundal will be featuring in my cookbook. Here are the pictures for you to enjoy!


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Hope your celebrations are getting on well!



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19 comments :

Happy cook said...

Looks beautifuml and yumm. I can see that you take much more care in taking pictures.

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Sharmila said...

You are managing, cooking and posting a new dish everyday the whole of navaratri?!! Wow Valli! :-) Our celebrations start from tomorrow till dussera... almost no cooking at home as we have prasad meals both times at the puja mandals. :-)

Cham said...

Happy Navratri Valli, Love the mochai sundal!

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Sakkari pongal looks delicious and yummy...

Manisha said...

What is Mochai, Srivalli?

Srivalli said...

Thank you everybody,

Manisha, it's Hyacinth Bean.

Chitra said...

Both looks delish. Yummy !!

jayasree said...

Lovely click..
Never made mochai sundal... Sounds interesting.

Pavithra said...

Wow this looks great and yum yumm...love both the dishes.

Aparna said...

Best wishes for this festive season.
You're writing a cookbook? Wow!

Priya said...

Wat a delicious platter Sri...Just love mochai sundal, had it long back..

Miri said...

Love the combo - mochai is my favourite too :)

Sharmila said...

Valli ... check out this place ... it has copied your recipes and snaps and your writings too... http://hot-kitchen.blogspot.com/2009/01/fresh-black-eyed-peas-kurma.html.

homecooked said...

Looks delicious! Loved the pics.

Jhanani said...

Mochai sundal looks spicy in ur pictures. Waiting eagerly for the book.

Sanghi said...

Sundal and pongal looks great!

Srivalli said...

Thank you everybody, hope you are enjoying the puja!

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