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September 30, 2014


sweet corn sundal recipe
Sweet corn sundal is a very easy and super tasty sundal recipe & this must be kids most favourite among all the navratri sundal recipes.But most of us don’t do it just thinking about its difficulty in removing the kernels from the boiled corn.Many of us use frozen corn & microwave it to make our job simple.But u can easily remove corn kernels from fresh corn too.Last year i found this simple & quickest way to remove corn kernels from a road side corn wala.With this method,making corn based recipes has become a breeze for me.To make you feel the same,i have shared that easy method with stepwise pictures,just go thro it and make this sundal instantly.Actually I wanted to post this sweet corn sundal recipe during last year Navratri but i couldn’t.So this year,as an interesting addition,i have shared two versions here.One is sweet corn spicy sundal(the normal one) and the other one is sweet corn sweet sundal.I hope this sweet version may be new to some of you.As spicy sweet corn sundal is common and well known to everyone,i wanted to try a sweet version with it.I just followed my Green gram sweet sundal & karamani sweet sundal recipes and prepared it.It was very nice n I loved it a lot.Basically i love the combination of sweet n spice.So i tempered this sweet sundal with a red chilli for mild spiciness and it lend a nice flavour to it.Do try this sweet sundal version.U may love it like meHappy.The second version is a very simple one like other sundal recipes.To make it more colorful n healthy for kids,u can add grated carrot and green peas.It will be more appealing to the kids and they will sure love it.U can try this sundal with American sweet corn or Indian corn.Tastes good for both.Ok,lets see how to make this sweet corn sweet sundal and kara sundalWinking.
Do check out my Colorful Rangoli sundal too !
sweet corn sweet sundal

Sweet corn sundal recipe - 2 verisons

Sweet corn sundal recipe - 2 verisons Sweet corn sundal recipe for Navratri naivedyam !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Navratri
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 15 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 35 Minutes

For sweet sundal
  • Boiled Sweet corn - 1/2 no
  • Grated jaggery - 2-3 tbsp
  • Cardamom seeds - 1 no (crushed)
  • Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
  • To temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli - 1 no ( pinched)
For spicy sundal
  • Boiled Sweet corn - 1/2 no
  • Salt - as needed
  • Grated coconut - 3 tbsp
  • Ginger - 1/2 tsp ( finely chopped)
  • Lemon juice - as needed
  • To temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli - 1 no
  • Green chilli - 1 no
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Coriander leaves - few

  • Peel the corn and wash it.Cut into two pieces and pressure cook it adding enough water.Remove n let it cool.
  • Take a piece of corn in a plate and hold it straight.Run your knife from top to bottom by cutting the kernels. Collect the kernels in the plate.Separate it and keep it ready.U can refrigerate in a zip lock bag till use..
How to remove corn kernels easily
  • For sweet sundal,melt grated jaggery adding enough water to cover it.Strain the syrup and collect in a bowl.Add cardamom powder and set aside.Heat oil in a kadai and temper all the ingredients given above. Add the sweet corn and jaggery syrup.Mix well till the syrup is absorbed.Lastly add grated coconut and mix well.
sweet corn sundal sweet
sweet corn sundal sweet-1
  • For spicy sundal,heat oil in a kadai and temper all the ingredients given above.Add the boiled corn kernels and mix well.Add salt,grated coconut n lemon juice.Mix well and switch off the flame immediately.

Enjoy !


  • For sweet version,u can replace jaggery with sugar.Adjust the quantity of jaggery based on the sweetness u like.

Do try this kids favourite sweet corn sundal for today’s navaratri neivdeyam Smile
sweet corn sundal for navratri
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September 29, 2014


Instant Karamani sundal recipe

Generally sundal varieties with lobia / karamani / Black eyed peas/ thatta payaru, green gram/pacha payaru and lima beans/mochakottai can be prepared without soaking. We can make sundal instantly by roasting them. Roasting gives a nice flavour to these legumes and makes the sundal tastes yummy too.I won't say it cooks super soft at the same time it won't be hard to chew.Last year I shared Instant white karamani sweet sundal with jaggery using the same method.Here u go, spicy instant karamani sundal for this year Navaratri.Lets see how to make this easy navratri sundal recipe today !Do try this easy,instant sundal and offer for today's naivedyam Smile.


Instant Karamani sundal recipe

Karamani sundal recipe Instant karamani sundal / thatta payaru sundal for Navarathri naivedyam
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml
  • Karamani/Lobia/Black eyes peas/thatta payaru - 1/2 cup( white or brown)
  • Grated coconut- 1/4 cup or 3 tbsp
  • Water and salt-As needed
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal-1/2 tsp
  • Red chillies - 2 nos
  • Curry leaves-few
  • Lemon juice - few drops
  • Coriander leaves-few
  • Hing - 2 big pinches


  • In a pressure cooker base,heat a tsp of oil and roast the karamani till it crackles.Keep the flame medium.The color turns dark and skin cracks with a noise.Press the grains well using the back of ladle.Add the required water & a pinch of cooking soda(optional to cook soft,but I dint add) and pressure cook in  low flame for 2-3 whistles.
Karamani sundal

  • After the steam is released,open the cooker and keep aside.Do not drain the excess water.Heat oil in a kadai and temper as said above.
Karamani sundal

  • Add the cooked karamani along with water.Let it boil for sometime.Leave little water behind( say 2 tbsp) and add the grated coconut.Mix well.Switch off the flame and drizzle lemon juice as needed !
Instant karamani sundal

Offer God n Enjoy !


  • U can replace brown karamani with white ones.
  • If u want to make very soft sundal,soak karamani for 2-3 hours after roasting and before pressure cooking.

Black eyed peas sundal

Make this healthy karamani sundal instantly and offer God !

Karamani sundal

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September 27, 2014


Samai pongal

I am in the phase of trying varieties of millet recipes now.I have tried thinai idli,mixed millet sathu maavu,millet ladoo so far & shared the same here.Varagu,samai & kuthiravali recipes are in my try list for long time.To start with,i tried this samai sweet pongal recipe / Samai sakkarai pongal. Today being Navratri friday,i made this samai sakkarai pongal for my vilakku pooja.It tasted yummy.U can follow the same recipe & prepare varagu arisi pongal too.Soon i will share ven pongal recipe using varagu & samai here.To check out the health benefits of millet,their availability in Bangalore and for more informations with pictures,please click this link.


little millet pongal

Samai sakkarai pongal recipe

Samai sakkarai pongal recipe Sweet pongal recipe using little millet
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes

1 cup - 200ml
  • Little millet/Samai - 1/2 cup
  • Yellow moong dal - 2 tbsp
  • Grated jaggery – 3/4 cup
  • Ghee - 2-3 tbsp
  • Water - 2.5 cups
  • Cardamom - 2 nos
  • Cloves - 2 nos
  • Edible camphor - a pinch

  • Wash the samai,drain n set aside.Heat n melt jaggery adding little water to cover it.After the jaggery is melted,strain the syrup and take it in a bowl.
  • In a pressure cooker base,heat a tsp of ghee and roast the moong dal for a minute till u get a nice smell.Add 2.5 cups of water and the washed samai to it.Add a pinch of salt and pressure cook in low flame for one whistle.After the steam is released,open the cooker and add the jaggery syrup.Mix well and let it boil for a minute in low flame.Add 2 tsp of ghee at this stage to avoid burnt bottom.When the pongal starts to leave the sides of cooker,switch off the flame.In another pan,heat the remaining ghee and roast the nuts,cloves and add to pongal.
  • Add a pinch of edible camphor and mix well ,serve !

Enjoy !

  • U can replace samai with varagu too.But adjust water accordingly.
  • No need to roast samai.U can also do it along with moong dal if necessary.

Make this healthy samai sweet pongal and offer God !
samai sweet pongal

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September 25, 2014


Navratri 2018 starts on October 10th. Here is the collection of  South Indian Navaratri prasadam recipes/Golu special recipes like Sweets, sundal and navratri snacks from my blog. Click on the pictures to see the recipe.Hope u find it useful.I am yet to add more sundal varieties and fasting recipes from this week. I will update this page as & when I add it.Thanks for visiting this page.Have a great Navratri celebration !







   Atta ladoo/ Wheat flour ladoo


Wish u all a very happy Navratri celebration !

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