Vendakkai poriyal/ ladies finger poriyal is the one I love to mix and eat with rice and sesame oil/ghee. It needs some time and patience for cutting and sautéing the ladies finger/okra. But I love it so much to do and as well as eat. When I was new for cooking, it used to mess up with this without knowing the technique. Now I think I can make it easily and wonder how I messed up with this easy recipe.
I used to be a very bad eater until I finished my school. And when it comes to vegetables, my mom sure had a tough time making me eat . I never touch the accompaniment vegetable in my plate. My mom do all the possible things to make me eat, like she always mixes the vegetable accompaniment like poriyals, kootu and all those with a small portion of rice and ghee and before sambar or any gravy with rice, I have to eat that. Now also after I came here and left alone, I rarely eat veggies since no one is there to question me. And now a days I tell myself that I should take care of my health only myself and try do the same what my mom used to do and hope to continue this.
Serve as an accompaniment for rice with sambar or any gravy. I had with brinjal/drumstick kuzhambu. Yum yum!
SIMPLE DAL TADKA RECIPE WITH MOONG DAL
This is a simple tadka dal recipe which you can make in jiffy for a comfort meal. Goes well with steamed rice and a North Indian subzi. Me and my kid eat this very often. I love it with basmati rice the best! The garlic adds a great flavour to the dal. Do try you will simply love it! Being a south Indian, our festive meal will always have paruppu, which we cook moong dal or toor dal with turmeric and temper with mustard urad dal, asafoetida, green chillies and curry leaves. It is the simple and best dal which has completely different flavour. But I love that too with rice and ghee. But this one is quite different and flavorful.
Serve with hot steaming rice with any vegetable sabzi!