September 23, 2017

Ulantha Satham/Black Urad dhall Rice

This is a very traditional one pot meal which is very healthy and tasty.We are using black urad dhall.In this recipe we have used more garlic , if you dont like garlic you can use it less.This is not a spicy dish ,pepper gives aroma,you can add red chillies while seasoning if you want to make a spicy one.


  1. Black split urad dhall -1/2 cup
  2. Rice - 1 cup
  3. Garlic - 8 pods ,skinned
  4. Whole Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  5. Whole Jeera - 1/4 tsp
  6. Vendhayam / Fenugreek seeds- 1/2 tsp
  7. Hing - 1/4 or less
  8. Coconut - 1/2cup , grated
  9. Curry leaves - 10 leaves
  10. Water- 3 1/2 cups
  11.  Salt as needed
  12. Ghee - 1/2 tbsp
  13. Gingelly Oil - 1 tbsp


  1. Roast Fenugreek seeds in ghee and keep it separate
  2. Crush Whole Jeera  in your hand and keep it separately.
  3. Dry roast urad dhall for 2 min,just enough for the urad dhall should have some heat (the heat that is bearable for us to touch the dhall , too much roasting will not be good).
  4. Heat oil in Pressure cooker add garlic , roast it till golden brown  then add hing ,curry leaves.
  5. Then add water, rice, urad dhall , coconut, fenugreek seeds , whole jeera, whole black pepper ,salt.Give a stir.
  6. Pressure cook for 2 whistles.
The best side dish is Mutton gravy , sesame seeds chutney , tomato thokku.

October 15, 2013

BCAM - Breast Cancer Awareness Month Fund Raising Event

hi friends

    I am happy to be part of this Breast Cancer Awareness event.It gives you a sense of happiness to be part of this social cause.More information on Breast Cancer can be read from here.

Here, we bloggers joined together to spread this awareness lot faster and in a wider range in the network world.

We would like to sincerely thank each of our blogger friends to put this forward and as well as help with regards to the donation as well.