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February 22, 2014

Urad dal rice,Ellu thuvaiyal,Avial recipe -TIRUNELVELI LUNCH MENU

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உளுந்து சாதம் , எள்ளு துவையல் ,அவியல் - This is a famous lunch combo in my native place, Tirunelveli.We usually prepare this lunch menu for teen aged girls during their puberty.On those 5-7 days,these dishes will be in their menu for sure.Ulundhu paruppu sadam/Ulundu sadam is for strengthening the bones,Ellu thuvaiyal is to flush out the toxins from Ovaries and Avial/Aviyal to include the goodness of all vegetables.We never make this rice without this thogayal and avial.Its a very tasty and flavourful meal.My mom makes it at least twice in a month when we were teens.Mom usually makes this with split white urad dal.But i used black ones with skin as it is considered to be more healthy.I tried this menu last weekend for the first time.Sendhil loved it a lot.People from South( Madurai,Tirunelveli) must have known about this lunch menu very well.
Nellai girls, do try this authentic lunch menu for your family.Everybody will love it Smile.
Ellu thogayal

Urad dal rice & Sesame seeds thuvaiyal


Urad dal rice & Sesame seeds thuvaiyal Urad dal rice/Ulundu sadam & Sesame seeds/Ellu thuvaiyal recipe
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Lunch menu
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
URAD DAL RICE
  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Black or white urad dal - 1/2 cup
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Garlic cloves - 20 nos
  • Salt - as needed
  • Water – 4 cups
SESAME SEEDS THUVAIYAL
  • Black or white sesame seeds - 3 tbsp
  • Red chillies - 5-6 nos
  • Tamarind - Small gooseberry size
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Oil - 2 drops
METHOD

URAD DAL RICE
  • In a kadai or cooker base,add a tsp of oil and roast the urad dal for 3-4 minutes till u get a nice aroma.Add this to the rice and wash them.
Urad-dal-rice-step 1
  • In a pressure cooker,take the washed rice and dal.To this,add garlic cloves,grated coconut,salt & the required water.
  • Pressure cook for one whistle in low flame.It looks mushy initially but it turns fluffy as it cools down.So this water quantity would  should be added else urad dal won’t be cooked well.
Urad-dal-rice-step 2
SESAME SEEDS/ELLU THUVAIYAL
  • In a kadai,dry roast the sesame seeds till it splutters.Do in medium low flame.Make sure it don’t burn because thuvaiyal will taste bitter if u burnt them.It takes nearly 3-4 minutes.Do it patiently.Remove in a plate.Wash the seeds through a sieve.Muds will settle down.(washing is optional)
  • To the hot kadai,heat a tsp of oil and roast the chillies.Soak tamarind in very little water.
  • In a mixie jar,take the sesame seeds,tamarind,red chillies & salt.Grind it to a smooth,thick paste adding the soaked tamarind water.Remove and serve with rice.
Sesame-seeds-thuvaiyal-step
Please click this link for Tirunelveli style Avial recipe.




Note


  • Use white urad dal in place of black dal.Broken or whole variety,anything would be fine.
  • Ellu thuvaiyal can be made using different methods.I’ll soon post the version with coconut & garlic which we make for idli,dosa.


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32 comments :

  1. chitra,
    we make this rice as urad dal kanji.Same but have it little watery.Tasty with any thogayal

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  2. I have heard the menu separately , but never knew it as a combo, Also never knew it belongs to tirunelvelli, i like ellu in any form, must try thovayal i say.

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  3. Wow sounds interesting. Very healthy as u said. I think everyone should try this, not only nellai girls ;) looking forward for more authentic recipes from your side like this.

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  4. lovely presentation. never knew avial is a combo for urad dal rice... will try next time. a must try thovayal it is...

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  5. interesting and healthy plate.. I hv not tried this combo before..

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  6. Kalakkiteenga ponga!! Lovely pics. If u from Tirunelveli, same pinch here Chitra :) I make it the same way & appalam/vathal is a must for this!!!

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  7. I do it in the same way dear, but never tried adding garlic cloves..your presentation looks delicious and inviting dear :)

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  8. Tasty and healthy recipe ........ Wanna trey this sure!!

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  9. very very healthy and delicous urad dal rice :) such an tempting platter !! very yummy thuvayal and aviyal to so with the rice :) am drooling here !!

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  10. A nice combo meal. Very tempting platter. Love ellu thuvayal

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  11. Authentic and Healthy Lunch menu, like the sesame seeds chutney

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  12. Wow you come up with such unique recipes super!

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  13. Nice one Chitra.. Nellai ulundhu paruppu Sadam also contains a 1/4 spoon fenugreek and 1/2 spoon jeeragam. Try when you do next time. It brings good flavor and both are good coolants

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  14. Thanks Mathi Ravi.I saw some recipes with jeeragam.Adding methi seeds is new to me. Will try adding them next time :) Thanks again :)

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  15. Very authentic and healthy platter simply superb Chitra...

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  16. hi thats a very different menu.my native place is nellai but brought up in chennai.can we reduce or do without garlic in this rice?
    And could u please share the recipe of kootanchoru in ur following posts.eagerly expecting to try it.

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  17. hi thats a very different menu.my native place is nellai but brought up in chennai.can we reduce or do without garlic in this rice?
    And could u please share the recipe of kootanchoru in ur following posts.eagerly expecting to try it.

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    1. Hi Harini, Garlic is very important for this rice.U can reduce it to half and try.I'll post Kootanchoru very soon.My mom makes it well :) Thanks

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    2. wow, i am hearing all our tirunelveli receipes from you. If you could do post receipe for sodhi - made authentically in tirunelveli area. I found many sodhi receipes are not as we make in nellai. :-)

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    3. Thank u so much Mathi Ravi.I have already posted Sodhi with ginger pachadi.Please check this link.This is my mom's Nellai version.Hope u'll try & like it :)

      http://www.chitrasfoodbook.com/2009/09/nellai-special-sodhi-ginger-pachadi.html

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  18. Something new for me! I'm going to try this out!

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  19. We eat this rice with puli-curry( little thick puli kolambu ) and ellu thuvayal,.. so yummy .

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  20. Love the combo . Even we have tomato pachadi as condiments for this rice. Love your space and good to know that your native is tirunelveli too.

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    1. Thanks Sandhiya. Even my mom makes tomato pachadi. I must try that recipe too :)

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  21. Thanks for ur perfect recipe. I like this combination i.e avial,yellu thuvail with urad dal rice.

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  22. Have a look at this chitra.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sQ7fux-p3g

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    1. Yes Sathya, She has used my picture. I have mentioned under comments. Let me see her response. Thanks for informing me dear :)

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  23. Hii, can we make this with brown rice instead of white rice??

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